Beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and friend passed away Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 at Logan Regional Hospital.
Darl F Hirschi was born September 11, 1942 in Rexburg, Idaho, the second of eight children to parents LaVell J. and Donna (Feik) Hirschi. He spent his childhood working and playing on the family farm in Salem, Idaho, where he was instilled with a very strong work ethic.
During his younger years, he sang and played the guitar at various events in a rock band with his cousin and friends. He also joined the army reserves and graduated from Sugar Salem High School. He then graduated from Ricks College, and served a 2 ½ year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Hamburg, Germany Mission.
Following his return from his mission, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, graduating in Political Science and International Relations and Chemistry. While there, he was on the BYU Ballroom Dance Team, sang in the BYU choir, and met his eternal companion, Dianne Clem. They married on October 22, 1971 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They started their life together in Idaho Falls, and lived in Boise and Rigby before settling in Cache Valley for the past 36 years.
Serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a fundamental theme in Darl’s life. He made many friends while serving in various callings in the church, such as Executive Secretary, Ward Clerk, Elders Quorum Counselor, Sunday School President, Ward Missionary, Ward Librarian, and most recently, Ward Historian. Darl was an example of service, and was known to go out of his way to serve those in need, especially his neighbors, elderly members of his ward, and the families to whom he ministered. As an avid gardener, one of his favorite things to do was to share the bounty from his garden with family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who randomly passed by.
Darl was a man of many talents, and was a jack of all trades. He built a house, fixed many cars and bicycles, built computers, and continually worked on various projects, including helping others with their projects, even up until he passed away. He had a passion for family history work, temple work, emergency preparedness, and spending time with family. He also enjoyed active activities like dancing, basketball, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and skiing.
He worked various jobs across his lifetime, including working as a farmer, chemist, semi truck driver, appraiser, assembly worker, lawn care business owner, and gardener, but his most meaningful activity was being a devoted son, husband and father.
Darl was the father of eight children. He led and taught his children how to diligently conduct their lives with honesty, integrity, patience, and faith.
Darl is survived by his wife, Dianne, and children Klarissa (Jeremy) Taylor, Jonathan (Cheryl), Katrina (Elijah) Smith, Niklaus (Donna), Jeremy (Jana), Joshua (Megan), Zachary (Nathalie), and Lena, 23 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, as well as four sisters and one brother. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one grandchild.
As a true follower of Jesus Christ, Darl went about doing good. His faith in the Savior will live on in those who knew him. He will be sorely missed as we remember his love and example.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:00 am, at the LDS Chapel at 792 N 500 E, in Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held just prior to the funeral services from 9:00 - 10:30 am. Memories and condolences may be shared and expressed at www.allenmortuaries.com.