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DIRKS, Rena 1897-1941


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 09:07:38

Obituary Mrs. C. E. Dirks

The following obituary was read by Rev. George Swalve at the funeral service for Mrs. C. E. Dirks last Wednesday afternoon:
"Mrs. Cornelius E. Dirks, nee Rena Pruisner, was born at LaRose, Marshall county, Illinois, on January 26, 1897. At the age of six years she came with her parents to Iowa and settled in the vicinity of Stout where she received her education and grew to womanhood. When she was 18 years old she joined the Reformed church at Stout.

On September 30, 1919, she was united in marriage with Cornelius E. Dirks. To this union one daughter was born. From the date of marriage she lived happily with her husband in Holland, Iowa.

Mrs. Dirks leaves to mourn her departure, her bereaved husband; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Kruse of Holland; and one grandchild, Roger Ray; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pruisner of Stout; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Tjepkes of Cedar Falls and Mrs. Floyd Wolfe of Waterloo; three brothers, Arend and Henry of Stout and Peter of Spencer, Iowa, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Mrs. Dirks, after a long period of intense physical suffering, departed this life on July 27, 1941, after attaining the age of forty-four years, six months and one day.

The departed has left us a beautiful example of loyalty to this Church in her faithful attendance. Our hearts go out to the bereaved in sincere sympathy."

Rev. Swalve chose a portion of the twenty-third chapter of Job as his text for the funeral sermon.

Attend Dirks Funeral
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral service for Mrs. Dirks were: Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schuck, Mrs. Ellen Dingle, Mrs. Alvin Schuck, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, all of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Tjepkes, Mrs. Borchers, Misses Katie and Nettie Waldman, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Miller, all from Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wolf, George Lingelbach, Miss Katie Volkers, all of Waterloo; Mrs. J. B. Boldt, Jesup; Mrs. T. M. Race, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pruisner Jr. and family from Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kiewiet and Bessie Dirks, Buffalo Center; Mrs. J. B. Hanson and sons, Estherville; Mrs. Katie Pruisner and daughter, Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. John Dirks, Bristow.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 August 1941, pg 9


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