OBITUARY: Willis Dirks

MOUDRIDGE—Willis M. Dirks, 89, retired farmer and stockman, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Moundridge Manor, Moundridge.

He was born July 22, 1929, at Halstead to Menno and Ruby (Smith) Dirks.

On Oct. 9 1949, he married Hilma L. Buller at Halstead. She preceded him in death June 6, 2017.

Survivors include a son, Stanley (Lorretta) Dirks, Sedgwick; daughter, Anita (Jim) Kehn, Ulysses; brother, Edward (Jerri) Dirks, Halstead; sister, Ivalee (Melvin) Becker, Halstead; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Smith.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, Halstead.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, also at Grace Mennonite Church.

Interment will follow at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Moundridge Manor in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.