Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Marie Dirksen, 89, formerly of Osgood, died at 8:19 a.m. Oct. 19, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
She was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Yorkshire to Walter and Anna Martino Lorton. On June 26, 1943, she married Joseph J. Dirksen, who died Aug. 23, 1996.
Surviving are four children, Donna (Thomas) Pleiman, Sidney, David (Deb) Dirksen, Bradford, Bernard (DeeDee) Dirksen, Lima, and Anne Hamilton, New Bremen; a brother, Bernard (Doris) Lorton, Hot Springs, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six siblings Felix Lorton, Mary Heistand, Betty Westgerdes, Wilfred Lorton, Arnold Lorton and Luella Kessler.
She formerly worked at the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in St. Marys and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, where she formerly served as sacristan, was a member the St. Barbara Ladies Sodality of the Church and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Activity Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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