January 8, 1922 - November 8, 2018
Claudine A. Dirks, 96, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa died on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in a Council Bluffs, Iowa nursing home. A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm, Monday, November 12 at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel with Pastor Bill Davis of Morningside Assembly of God officiating. Internment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. A Visitation will be 1:00-5:00 pm, Sunday, November 11 at the Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com Claudine was born January 8, 1922 in Menno, South Dakota to Oliver and Lena (Stockholm) Fitch. As a young girl, she moved to the Wynot, Nebraska area with her family and attended school in Wynot. Claudine married Alfred J. Dirks on April 18, 1940 in Coleridge, NE. The couple farmed in the Coleridge area for several years before moving to Sioux City in 1944. Alfred worked for CNW Railroad and Claudine was a homemaker. After retirement they both worked at Morningside College in the housekeeping department for several years. Later the couple did custodial work at Central Assembly Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, canning, cooking and baking, and preparing holiday meals for the family. Claudine enjoyed her family time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children: Marion E. Dirks of Sioux City, Iowa; Arlo D. Dirks (Joyce) Sioux City, Iowa; Jerry G. Dirks (Marcella) Council Bluffs, Iowa; Judith K. Johnson (Ernest) of Council Bluffs, Iowa: Karen R. Magnusson, of South Sioux City, Nebraska; Bonnie M. Walsh (Charles) of Omaha, Nebraska; Daughter in-law: Martha Dirks of Sioux City, Iowa, 21 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Claudine was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Alfred and her son; Vernon A. Dirks.
Claudine A. Dirks, 96, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa died on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in a Council Bluffs, Iowa nursing home. A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm, Monday, November 12 at Christy-Smith Morningside... View Obituary & Service Information
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