Bernard L. Hirdler, age 79, of Faribault, died on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the home of his daughter, Shelly.

Funeral services will be held at Bethel Ridge Church, Faribault, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Ronald Wik officiating. Interment will be at Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Millersburg.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service.

Bernard L., the son of Carl F. and Nellie C. (Ray) Hirdler, was born on September 1, 1931 in Faribault. He married Janette Schwanke on June 26, 1954. He was employed by Young Painting of Dundas as a painter for many years and later by Shattuck-St. Mary’s prior to his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; four children, Royal Hirdler of Faribault, Terry Hirdler of Montgomery, Gary Hirdler of Faribault and Shelly (and Mark) Pudil of Faribault; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Foust of Faribault; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four children, Timmy, James, KallyJo and Tammy Hirdler; seven siblings, Russell Hirdler, LeRoy Hirdler, Henry "Mike" Hirdler, Floyd Hirdler, Ralph Hirdler, Arthur Hirdler and Marjorie O’Connor.


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Name: Allen Salveson
Date: Saturday March 19, 2011


Another old time painter gone. I Sold Bernard many gtallons of paint when I worked at Sherwin Williams & Ace Hardware. He was a very talanted painter and good friend. I am sorry that I missed his wake. Our paryers ant thoughts are with his family. Allen Sa.veson

Name: Terra Favro
Date: Sunday March 13, 2011


I will always remember living across the street from Barney (& Janet). Whenever he came home from turtle hunting, he would always let me see and sometimes play with his catches before they became a meal. I spent a lot of time at their house when I was young. Barney always had a smile on his face and he was always fun to be around. He was great at telling stories and making people laugh. Janet and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Terra Marie Favro

Name: Angela Nusser
Date: Saturday March 12, 2011


Uncle Barney, he always had a smile and laugh for me. I remember him during Christmas coming as Santa to Rosella's house to deliver christmas presents to me as a child.