WICHITA—Jerald F. Dirks, 69, died, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 28, 1949, at Newton to Fred, Jr. and Hazel (Mickelson) Dirks.
He was a clinical psychologist, author and lecturer. He was the former head of Clinical Psychology at National Jewish Hospital, Denver. He also taught at Denver University and the University of Colorado. He authored ten books on history, interfaith relations and Arabian horses.
He was a member of the Islamic community.
On Sept. 14, 1969, he married Debra L. Stucky at Moundridge. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son Sean (Robin) Patrick Dirks, Peyton, Colo.; three grandchildren, Kyle, Brittany and Ekatrina Dirks; and step-grandson Chris Price.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Duane Dirks.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Halstead Cemetery.
The family will receive visits of condolences from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 through 17, at their home.
Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead is in charge of arrangements.