Wayne ‘Gene’ Eugene Hirt, 74, Lebo: Feb. 9, 1949 – Dec. 4, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wayne ‘Gene’ Eugene Hirt, 74, Lebo: Feb. 9, 1949 – Dec. 4, 2023

LEBO, Kan. – Wayne Eugene Hirt, 74, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Garnett, Kan., the son of Wayne and Velma (Rockers) Hirt.

Gene, as he was known to all, was raised on a farm near Harris, Kan., and attended grade school in Harris. He graduated from Williamsburg High School, Williamsburg, Kan., and then graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in engineering.

Gene worked for the Bendix Corporation as an aeronautic missile engineer until he took an early retirement. He then opened Satellite Dish and T.V., a store in Ottawa, Kan.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Velma.

Gene is survived by his four brothers, Dude (Diane) Hirt, Terry Hirt, Charlie (Kay) Hirt, and Mike (Diane) Hirt; sister, Lori (Rod) Sturdy; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at St. Patrick Emerald Cemetery, south of Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Gene Hirt Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


One Response to Wayne ‘Gene’ Eugene Hirt, 74, Lebo: Feb. 9, 1949 – Dec. 4, 2023

  1. MaLinda Manis says:

    Sad to hear of Gene's passing, he was a dear friend of my parents and soon became like family to us. Hadn't seen or heard from him in a while, he was always busy! A man who was passionate about what he believed in, he was kind, giving, and so interesting to talk to. From our family, we send prayers of patience, comfort, and peace as you take the days ahead one at a time. May the Lords comfort guide you and always remind you Gene is whole and healthy again. God bless you all <3 Miss Helen, MaLinda Hood-Manis, Shane, Juleah and Dolly Jaymes Manis

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