Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture, Purdue University, 1964; degree in auctioneering science and management, American Academy Auctioneers, 1990.
State nitrogen engineer, construction supervisor Smith-Douglass Fertilizer Company, Indianapolis, 1965-1967. Assistant manager LaGrange County (Indiana) Farm Bureau Corporation, 1967-1972. County office manager, agent LaGrange County Farm Bureau Insurance, 1972-1980.
Owner, operator Community Insurance Services, Inc., LaGrange, 1980-1988. Insurance agent Insurance Market Place, Inc., 1988-1989. District representative Modern Woodmen of America, Inc., Rock Island, Illinois, 1989-1991.
Auctioneer Century 21 Fairfield Real Estate, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1999, Hirschy Real Estate & Auctioneering, since 1999.
Member Northeast Indiana Association Life Underwriters (president 1983, Member of Year 1982), Indiana Life and Health Insurance Leaders Club (executive director, secretary 1978-1991), National Auctioneers Association, Indiana Auctioneers Association, National Association Realtors, Indiana Association Realtors, American Society Farm Equipment Appraisers, Gideons International, Indiana/Michigan Football Officials Athletic Associations.
Married Alice Ann Grossman, August 8, 1964 (deceased 1983). Married Sarah Lee Gerber, November 20, 1994. Children: Daniel, Benjamin, Matthew, Kurtt, Lori, Hannah, Nichole, Caitlyn, Sarah, Josh.