DIRKS, Zelda 1914-2000
DIRKS, THRASHER, BECKWITH
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/28/2010 at 14:52:09
Zelda A. Dirks, 85, of Palm City, FL, formerly of Reinbeck, died of natural causes on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the Florida Martin Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Reinbeck. Rev. Joel Love will officiate. Private interment of her ashes will take place in the Reinbeck Cemetery. Cremation rites have preceded the service and no public visitation is planned. Friends may call at service time on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Reinbeck.
Born on July 10, 1914, in Morrison, Zelda was the daughter of Benjamin and Tena Thrasher Beckwith. She attended the Morrison school and later graduated from Reinbeck High School.
On August 25, 1932, she was united in marriage to Mr. Glenn A. Dirks of Reinbeck. The couple made their home in Reinbeck for 67 years until Mr. Dirks passed away on December 15, 1999. Mrs. Dirks was a devoted member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ and served as the Sunday school treasurer for many years. As a perfectionist, Zelda enjoyed sewing, baking, canning and doing things for others. She will always be remembered for her loving and unselfish way.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Craig E. Dirks on July 4, 1977; and her two brothers, Charles and Milton Beckwith.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Dirks of Morrison; her daughter, Wanda Dirks Sussman and her husband Larry of Palm City, FL; her sisters-in-law, Edith Beckwith of Des Moines and Edna Beckwith of Reinbeck; nine grandchildren, Sammy Sussman, Benjamin Dirks, Anice Dirks, Erin Dirks, Denise Padilla, Alicea Nelson, Jeffrey Dirks, Jennifer Dirks and Andrea Dirks; and 14 great-grandchildren, including the arrival of Natalie Dirks at the precise moment of her great-grandmother's death.
Hand Funeral Home, in Reinbeck, is in charge of the local arrangements.
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