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William J. Kirsch, 85

William J. Kirsch died peacefully at age 85 on March 25, 2009 in Port Washington, N.Y.

He is survived by his beloved sister Mary C. Goldsmith of Amery and by eight nieces and nephews and their loving families and by his close friend, John Battis.

Bill was the son of John J. and Maude J. Kirsch and was born in St. Croix County, Wis. He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1942 and served his country honorably in World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the Army's mechanized infantry. Bill graduated from Reed College in Portland, Ore. in 1950 and built a long and distinguished career in financial management for nonprofit organizations. He retired after many years of service to the Foundation Center in NYC where he became vice president/treasurer.

Bill will be greatly missed by his many friends, professional colleagues and loving family.

A memorial of Bill's life will be held at Stanton Cemetery on May 9 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Foundation of New Richmond, 110 E. Third St., New Richmond.