Franz S.J. Hirzy
June 9, 1936
March 18, 2017

Franz S.J. Hirzy, the loving husband of Jane Hirzy (nee Grafenstein), died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Franz left this world the way he lived his life with class and dignity.

He was born June 9, 1936, in Stevens Point, to the late Ferdinand and Isle (nee Schumann-Heink) Hirzy. His career in public service spanned 40 years working for the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Security Agency. Franz returned to his home state in 2000 and settled in Brookfield.

Besides his wife, Jane, he is survived by siblings Tony (Pat) Hirzy of Stevens Point and Ilse Devine of Davis, Calif. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends scattered throughout the United States and Europe.

He was preceded death by his parents and siblings Ferd, Hans-Erick and Kathryn.

His love for animals was unsurpassed, especially his departed "pups" Stuart, Chuck and Bob. Therefore, memorials are appreciated to Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53187-0834, or any animal welfare organization of your choice.

Per wishes of Franz, there will be no funeral services held.

Krause Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 414464-4640 or visit online at