Dirks Family

History and Genealogy

Fred Dirks

April 14, 1921 -  February 7,1990

 Date of Birth                           Date of Death 
 April 14, 1921                        February 7, 1990 
 United Methodist church 
 Saturday, February 10, 1990 :  10:30 A.M. 
 Officant   Rev. Don Hodson 
 Casket Bearers 
 Robert Kordik                   James. Bartosh 
 Richard Vosika                   Ray Seehusen 
  Lester Bunda                    Dean Seehusen 
Soloist      Mike Hall 
Organist    Kathy Hodson 
Floral Arrangements  Ellen Kirchner 
Interment   Summit Hill Cemetery, Pocahontas, Iowa 


Obituary of Fred Dirks

Fred Dirks, son of Dick and Gretchen (Ahrens) Dirks, was born on April 14, 1921 near Fonda, Iowa. He was educated in Fonda area schools and went on to farm with his father. On January 14, 1942, Fred married Alice Swanson near Pocahontas. The couple settled and farmed in the Fonda area until 1949, when they moved just northwest of Pocahontas. Fred continued to farm until retiring in 1983. The couple then moved into Pocahontas. Fred was diagnosed as having cancer in May of 1989. Needing additional care, he was, moved to the Pocahontas Manor Care Center on February 2, 1990. Fred was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pocahontas.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son, Virgil of Pocahontas; a daughter, Mrs. Matt (Darlene) Hall of Algona; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold of Spirit Lake; Leroy & Edward of Fonda, John of Derby, KS, Richard of Lakeville, MN, Roland of Wichita, KS; sisters, Violet Just of Windom, MN, Margie Nelson of Culver City, CA, Marcella Piercy of Newell. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters.