Irene Dirks

MONTEZUMA - Irene Schmidt Dirks, 94, died Jan. 15, 2021. Sh was born to Sam J. and Minnie Schmidt on Feb. 16, 1926, in Montezuma, KS. On Aug. 3, 1947 she married to Marvin Dirks. He passed away in 1995.

She was involved in Home Health Care and voluntarily caring for the less fortunate.

Survivors include Richard and Carolyn Dirks, Jamesport, MO., Lucille and Milton Schmidt, Pearce, AZ., Dennis and Donna Mae Dirks, Rice Lake, WI.,  Robert and Margaret Dirks, Hereford, AZ., Ervin and Martha Dirks, Barron, WI., Donald and Sue Dirks Barron, WI., 31 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; one son, Eldon; six siblings, Susie Schmidt, Alice Smith, Alma Dirks, Dorothy Schmidt, Henry Schmidt, and LeeVern Schmidt; and six grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Montezuma Mennonite Church on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., with Ministers Charles Schmidt and Lyndon Toews presiding. Burial will be at a later date at Mountain Valley Mennonite Church in Wilcox, AZ.. Visitation was at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma, KS, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com .

Posted online on January 18, 2021