DIRKS, Anna 1892-1931
DIRKS, GOCKEN, OLTMANS
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Date: 8/26/2015 at 20:12:43
Mrs. Otto Dirks Jr. Died This Morning in Waterloo Hospital
She Suffered from a Cancer and Tumor; Was in Hospital two Months
Mrs. Otto Dirks Jr. died in the St. Francis hospital in Waterloo this morning. She was afflicted with a cancer and a tumor. She was taken to the hospital two months ago and remained there continually until the end came.
Mrs. Dirks was 39 years old. Her maiden name was Anna Gocken. She resided on a farm in Lincoln township during all of her married life. She is survived by her husband and four children three girls and one boy. The boy is but four months old. Her mother also survives. She has been taking care of the children during Mrs. Dirk's illness. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 April 1931, pg 1
Large Assembly Attends Last Rites for Mrs. Dirks
Funeral Service Held at the Lincoln Center Church Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Otto Dirks Jr. were held Monday. The service at the home was at one o'clock and later at the Lincoln Center church with Rev. J. E. Drake in charge. There was a very large attendance of bereaved relatives and friends.
Anna Gocken Dirks was born in Colfax township March 4th, 1892. She moved to Oreon, Illinois, with her parents in 1904 where she resided until she was married in 1915, after which she returned with her husband to Lincoln township where she resided at the time of her death. She passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Waterloo on April 20th[sic]. She was taken to the hospital on February second, and her condition was critical from the beginning. Her ailment was of a nature never before treated by the specialists at the hospital.
Surviving relatives are the husband, three daughters, Hariet, Edith, Edith, and one four months old son, Delmar. Her mother, Mrs. Kate Gocken, and her aged grandmother, Mrs. Anna Oltmans from Oregon, Illinois. There are five brothers, Irwin, Sam, Henry, Harm, and John. The sisters are Gertrude, Mrs. R. Reinders, Catherine, Mrs. John Donaldson, Grace J. Gocken, all residing near Oregon, Illinois.
Relatives from a distance who were here at the funeral were Simon Oltmans, Glen Edelmann and wife, Mrs. Gertrude Eeten, Mrs. Anna Oltmans, R. Rosenburg, Mrs. G. C. Bockes, R. Reinders, John Donaldson, Irwin, Sam, Henry, Harm, and John Gocken; Grace Gocken, all from Oregon, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. William Bentz and three children from Dumont, Martha Gocken of Scotland, South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Janisch of Clara City, Minnesota, Mrs. Art Eeten and son, George, from Lamberton, Minnesota, K. J. Kramer and wife, Stewartville, Minnesota, Henry Kramer and wife from Shell Rock, John Kramer from Parkersburg and a large number of relatives from the different parts of the county.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 April 1931, pg 6
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