Doreen R. Dirks
Doreen R. Dirks, 81, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. A private family burial will be held at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Marion.
Doreen was born on Sept. 4, 1936, in Moline, Ill., the daughter of Alfred and Roena (Fuller) Ryan. She married Dwaine Dirks in 1955. Dwaine died in 1984. She married Leo Elsbury in 1987 and they later divorced. Doreen worked at Rockwell Collins for 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to movies and having lunch with the Collins Radio girls.
Survivors include her children, Terri Jerome (Tom) of Stanwood, Scott Dirks (Patty) of Monticello, Eddy Dirks (Jane) of Marion and Tammy Yirkovsky (Roger) of Marion; grandchildren, Casey, Tiffany, Rebecca, Chelsea and Kylie; seven great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Kay Reed of Rock Island, Ill., and Georgia Denham of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwaine; and sisters, Linda Miller and Pam Bell.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Please share your support and memories with Doreen's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.