Andrea Sue “Andie” Hirsch

Nov 22, 2017


Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 9, 2017 at Queen of Peace Church, Waterloo


Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday December 8, 2017 with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.



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Andrea Sue “Andie” Hirsch, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Chandler, Arizona.

Andrea was born Aug. 6, 1953, in Waterloo Iowa, daughter of Dale and Jeanne Gorman Kullen. She graduated from Columbus High School, Waterloo, in 1971. Andrea married David Hirsch on Aug, 7, 1976, in Clinton Iowa. She recently retired in April after more than 25 years at Exceptional Persons Inc. She founded and was the director of Iowa Elite Volleyball Club. Andie coached many young athletes in the Cedar Valley for over fifteen years. She also coached volleyball at both East and West high schools in Waterloo. Andie enjoyed spending time in nature, hula-hooping, and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include: her husband; two daughters, Maya (Mark) Williamson of Wichita, Kan., and Erin (Rob) Batzler of Norwalk, Iowa, five  sisters, Kathy (Dave) Martin of Waterloo, Theresa Kullen of Longmont, Colo., Mary Beth (Larry) Skiles of Cedar Falls, Janice (Jim) Kullen-Savage of Waverly and Kelli Jo (Jim) Harn of Waterloo; three brothers, Dan (Pat) Kullen of Grayson, Ga., and Kevin (Vic) Kullen and Thomas Kullen, both of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Gabby and Miranda Williamson and Breck and Aria Batzler; and many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by: her parents and a brother, Tim Kullen.

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  1. Dan Redding | Dec 08, 2017

    The Kullen family has always been special to me. I've always been impressed with the closeness and love that I've seen in your family. I  know how much you all must hurt right now. Andie was special. I will never forget that when I went to Vietnam,  every week I would get a letter from her. That was a dark and scary place. Those letters meant so much to me. It made that time so much better. I didn' see Andie a lot since then. But when I did, she would always say hi . I'll never forget my penpal.  Rest in Peace, Andie.

  2. Shannon and Amy Folkerts | Dec 06, 2017
    Our daughter was coached by Andie (and Hilary) during her last year with Iowa Elite - so glad she touched our lives.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  3. Kyle King | Dec 05, 2017

    My sincerest sympathy to both the Hirsch and Kullen family.  David I was so sorry to hear of your loss!  

  4. Jim and Julie Grosser | Dec 04, 2017
    Julie and I want to send our sincere condolences to Dave, Maya and Erin and to the Hirsch and Kullen families.
  5. Joe Fleuette | Dec 04, 2017
    So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers going out to Hirsch and Kullen families.
  6. Margaret Nevius | Dec 03, 2017
    My deepest sympathy to Andie's family and to all who loved her.  Andie and I worked together as colleagues through different agencies over the past 25+ years.   She was one of the kindest and most positive people I've ever known, and her dedication to helping her clients in any way possible was known to all who worked with her.  It was a privilege to have met and worked with Andie.  She made the world a better place and will be greatly missed!
  7. Columbus High School Alumni | Dec 03, 2017
    Our deepest sympathy to Andie's family and friends.

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