A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Plover-Shuda Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Schneider of Woodland Church officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Friday until the service.
A memorial has been established in her name for the Portage County Humane Society.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Kirsch was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Jennings) Wright. She grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Kenwood Senior High then Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
She was married to Terry Koch in 1962 in Baltimore. They later divorced.
The couple moved to Stevens Point in 1966, and later owned and operated The Discounter.
In 1976 she began working as a dental assistant.
She was married to Dr. Raymond Kirsch, DDS, in 1979. They worked together until his death in 2005.
When her children were young she volunteered for the Girl Scouts, Trinity Lutheran Church summer camps and Women’s Circle.
She supported many local and national animal charities and was an avid gardener.
Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly (David) Fay, Waterloo; one son, Jeffrey (Suzan) Koch, Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren, Cody and Mackenzie Koch; and one niece.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Wright.