September 8, 1930 - June 6, 2022
Edward Alvin Kirst was born September 8, 1930 to Walter and Adela Kirst in Milwaukee, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at Gospel Lutheran Church. He attended Gospel Lutheran School, Milwaukee Lutheran High School and Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL. He was commissioned an Associate in Ministry of the LCMS in 1952. He served as a teacher and/or principal at First St. John Lutheran, Chicago, IL (2 yrs.), St. Matthew Lutheran School, Garden City, MI (4 yrs.) and Messiah Lutheran School, Fairview Park, OH (37 yrs.). While at Messiah, Ed earned a Masters Degree in School Administration, served as the music director for the school, church choir and hand bell choir, was a Eucharistic minister and a member of The Pierstorf committee. Following retirement in 1995, he assisted St. Paul Lutheran School, Westlake, OH, St. Mark Lutheran School, Cleveland, OH, Bethel Lutheran School, Middleburg Heights, OH and Fairview Park City Schools as interim principal. Ed served the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the ELCA on their candidacy committee, the Congregational Resource Committee and was their representative in the formation of New Hope Academy, Youngstown, OH. In his spare time, Ed was a volunteer at Fairview Hospital and at The Cleveland Playhouse. He also enjoyed glass cutting and reading. He was married to his beloved wife, Lyn nee Loock, deceased, for 50 years and was blessed with 4 children: Debbie Roski, Judy Cundiff (Rick), Robbyn Baddour (Joe), and Todd, deceased, (Debbie), ten grandchildren: Dr. Courtney Shappley, Justin Roski (Katie), Jessica Ramp (Brad), Rich Cundiff, Jennifer Baddour (Eric), Joe Baddour, Krista Baddour (Tom), Bobby Kirst (Jessica), Brian Kirst (Krystal), MD LT Andy Kirst, USN (Janelle) and 11 great-grandchildren: Avery, Jack (deceased), Max, Olivia, Gavin, Faye, Ivy, Simone, Liam, Lucas and Emma, along with many nieces and nephews and his loving companion of 12 years, Heidi Tysl. Memorial contributions can be made in Ed's name to Messiah Lutheran School.
Edward Alvin Kirst was born September 8, 1930 to Walter and Adela Kirst in Milwaukee, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at Gospel Lutheran Church. He attended Gospel Lutheran School, Milwaukee Lutheran High School and Concordia Teachers College,... View Obituary & Service Information
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