Lyle Duane (Laddie) Hirst, age 68, passed away at his home in Manson, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, surrounded by his family after a two year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 6, 1944 in Coulee City, Wash., to George and Neva (Forney) Hirst. Laddie was raised in Chesaw, went to school in Molson and graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1964.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; sons: Duane Hirst; Robert Perry and wife Kim, Shawn Perry and wife Teresa; stepdaughters: Michelle Paganucci and husband Robert Hopkins and Nicole Paganucci; grandchildren: Kristoffer Perry and wife Meghan; Josh Perry; Brooke Hirst; Jacob Perry and Brenden Perry; sisters: Georgia Nelson and Pat McKinney and husband Willis; brother: Leroy Hirst and wife Roseanne. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked as a superintendent for Tri-State Construction, Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. for 34 years until his retirement in Feb. 2010. Lyle had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Always made you smile. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Family, friends and others whose lives Lyle touched are invited to his memorial to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, chat on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Manson Grange Hall, 157 Wapato Way, in Manson, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Services have been entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.