Ronald Hirst Obituary (2021) – Cheyenne, WY


Ronald Eugene Hirst 1931-2021 Ronald Eugene Hirst, 89, of Cheyenne, died on Friday, July 30, after a long battle with dementia.

Ron was born September 25, 1931 to Ray and Florence Hirst in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1949.

After graduation he worked in various jobs. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He eventually retired to the state of Wyoming on June 30, 1992 as a computer programmer.

While attending Cheyenne High School, he met Onita and they married in 1951 and had 3 children, Dale, Dean and David.

After his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed attending Eastern basketball games. During these matches, he recalled his days as a referee. He would try to help the referees to make the right decision.

Ron was a member of the Community of Christ Church and served faithfully as a lay minister in various capacities for 60 years.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, siblings Richard, Earl and Barbara. He is survived by his wife Onita for 69 years. Three sons Dale, Dean and David. Five grandchildren Sarah Nester (Nick), Matthew Hirst (Caroline), Ashley Robertson (Calvin), Eric Hirst and Phillip Hirst. Seven great-grandchildren William Kallal, Allison Robertson, Zane Robertson, Elizabeth Nestor, Kenzie Nestor, Sarah Hirst and Sebastian Hirst.

Visitations will take place on Friday 9:05 a.m. and Saturday 9:04 a.m. at the Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Services will take place on Monday at 10:00 am at the Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with a reception immediately following at The Gathering Place.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter or the Botanical Gardens.

Posted by Wyoming Tribune Eagle August 6-7, 2021.

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