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November 28, 2020

10/14/2020 3:43:00 PM
Melvin W. Dirks

Melvin W. Dirks, 88, of Mt. Lake died on Sept. 25, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.
Private family services will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Mt. Lake Chapel, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Interment will be at the Mt. Lake City Cemetery in Mt. Lake.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Mt. Lake.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Melvin W. Dirks was born on July 17, 1932, to Abraham and Adeline Dirks in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada. He grew up in the Waldheim and Delmony area and attended country school and Delmony Bible School.
Upon confession of faith, he was baptized at the EMB Church at Delmany in August of 1945.
In December 1959, he moved to Omaha, Neb., where he worked at Union Packing Company.
He married Norma Jean Balzer on July 15, 1960, in Mt. Lake. They made their home in Omaha until 1968 when they moved to Mt. Lake.
Melvin worked at Toro for over 26 years.
He enjoyed spending time with family, watching sports (especially hockey), playing pool and cards with friends and family, and traveling.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Dirks, Mt. Lake; two sons, Randy (Penny) Dirks, Lakewood, Colo., Steve (Kelsey) Dirks, Rogers, Ark.; grandchildren: Hannah, Sarah, Caden, Kylie; sisters, Selma Cornelson, Dorothy (Jerry) Huebert; sister-in-law, Illeana Dirks; brothers-in-law, Russel Porter, Tom Keckler; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ben (Sadie) Dirks, Ed (Malinda) Dirks, Abe (Helen) Dirks, Art (Verna) Dirks, John (Linda) Dirks, Alvin Dirks; sisters, Helen (Leander) Wiens, Miriam (Melvin) Wiebe, Doreen Porter, Luella Dirks; and sister-in-law, Lola Keckler.

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