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Beth Ione Dirks

June 30, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

Beth I. Dirks, 91, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ with Reverend Joel Love officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa. A visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of Beth Dirks to either the Reinbeck Public Library or Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the Dirks family at

Beth Ione Andersen, daughter of Paul and Eva Ubben Andersen was born on December 16, 1925 in Dike, Iowa. Beth received her education in Hudson, Iowa where she graduated from Hudson High School. Beth attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa where she earned her elementary education teaching certificate. Following her education, Beth taught kindergarten and first grade at Dinsdale and Oxford Community Schools. On June 16, 1946, she married Donald Dwight Dirks at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Together they welcomed three sons into their family. For many years Beth was a substitute teacher for the Reinbeck Community Schools. She was a devoted Union Congregational UCC member where she was active in many church committees and also taught Sunday school for many years. Beth was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Reinbeck Women's Club, Oak Leaf Country Club and enjoyed baking, cooking, golfing and loved entertaining her friends and family.

Beth is survived by her sons, David (Jane) Dirks of Urbandale, Iowa, Douglas (Connie) Dirks of Richmond, Ky., Dick (Mona Danner) Dirks of Ashland, Neb.; grandchildren, Ryan (Nicole) Dirks, Cassie (Nick) Zumwalt, Devin, Emily, Austin, Nate and Caden Dirks; great grandchildren, Noah, Logan, Ashtyn, and Aiden; and her sister, Carma Belz.

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In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald; three brothers and one sister in infancy.



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