Dale Frederick Dirks

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  • Name: Dale Frederick Dirks
  • Location of Birth: Rock Rapids, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: October 3, 1950
  • Date of Death: November 15, 2018 (68 years old)
  • Parents: Benjamin Dirks and Ruth (Brenden) Dirks
  • High School and Class: Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: ETN 3 (Electronics Technician (Communications) Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Branch: Navy
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    Vietnam Era

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    After graduating from high school, Dale joined the military.

    Dale loved to work on computers and to play computer poker games. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and his mom.

    Dale was a member of the DAV.

    Preceding him in death was his father, Benjamin.

    Dale is survived by his mother, Ruth; wife, Linda; two sons, Donald and Daniel; four daughters, Heather (Benjamin) Fountain, Brenda (Daniel) Stokely, Dawn (Jerome) Lillis, and Elizabeth Pitney; two sisters, Valores Pommerenck and Eileen Whiteis; brother, Dick (LouAnn); sixteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; and his cat, Jellybean.

    Dale died at Fairview Range Hospital in Hibbing, Minnesota. No services were held at Dale's request. Burial was in Fort Snelling Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Section CC3, Row 6, Site 37A)

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