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Arlene

Arlene Dirks

d. March 16, 2015

Magnolia, Iowa

Arlene May Dirks was born January 18, 1924 to Anton and Suzie May (Luke) Hansen in Avon, South Dakota. She was raised near Avon. Arlene lived in Sioux City where she worked for Windcharger during WWII. On December 19, 1945, Arlene married Herbert Dirks in Sioux City, Iowa. The couple settled near Peever, South Dakota and began farming. They later moved to Wilmot, South Dakota. In the 1970s they moved to Warden, Washington where Herb worked for the District and later for the pallet company. Arlene was the bookkeeper for the pallet business. They moved to Magnolia, Iowa in 2003 for health reasons. Arlene enjoyed visiting with people.

Arlene died on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 91 years, one month and 26 days.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Dirks in January of 2004; two infant children, Wilma Jean and Redmond Lyle; son-in-law, Clifford Carlile; great grandson, Tichon Carlile; five siblings, Ralph Luke, Defon Wood, Ada Ellis, Cecil Pratt and Robert Hansen. She is survived by five children, Judy Carlile of Missouri Valley, IA, Timothy (Karen) Dirks of Enola, PA, Joanne (Fred) Henry of Magnolia, IA, Roy (Wendy) Dirks of Moses Lake, WA, Raymond (Ruth) Dirks of Ravensdale, WA; 16 grand-children; 26 great grandchildren; brother, Arlo Hansen of Omaha, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.

  • Visitation

    March 21, 2015
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    Mondamin Community Center

    200 Maple Street
    Mondamin, IA

  • Funeral Service

    March 21, 2015
    10:30 AM

    Mondamin Community Center

    200 Maple Street
    Mondamin, IA

  • Luncheon

    March 21, 2015
    11:30 AM

    Mondamin Community Center

    200 Maple Street
    Mondamin, IA

  • Burial

    March 23, 2015
    1:00 PM

    Sisseton Cemetery

    Sisseton, SD

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