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Marjorie Dirks

September 20, 2018

Marjorie A. Dirks, 81, of Watseka, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2018) at Faith Place Nursing Home in Danforth.

She was born April 4, 1937, in Watseka, the daughter of Harold and LaVella Busing Sweeney. They preceded her in death. Marjorie married John W. Dirks on June 28, 1959, in Watseka. He also preceded her in death, on May 15, 2011.

Surviving are three sons, Bill (Pam) Dirks, of Watseka, Doug (Pam) Dirks, of Watseka, and Steven Dirks, of Columbia; one brother, Charles (Candy) Sweeney, of Watseka; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Lucille Clark, of Donovan, and Paretta Dirks, of Gilman.

Mrs. Dirks was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. She was a teacher for more than 30 years in Watseka, Clifton and Donovan. Marjorie enjoyed knitting, quilting, bird-watching and gardening.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. The Rev. Donald Love will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Faith Place Nursing Home in Danforth, the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Please sign her online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.

(Pd)

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