Duane A. "Dirty" Dierks
Duane A. "Dirty" Dierks, 69, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow in the Clarence Cemetery. Visitation will be at St. John's from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.
Duane was born March 21, 1949, in Cedar Rapids to Glenn and Geneva Armstrong Dierks. He married Jan Herring on Feb. 17, 1973, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence.
Duane is survived by his wife, Jan; son, Brad (Trisha) of Clarence; sisters, Sandra (Royce) Lehrman of Mechanicsville and Suzanne Hack (Larry Boothe) of Indianola; grandsons, Brady and Kyler Dierks; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sarah; and son, Scott.
Dirty was a lifelong Cedar County farmer and enjoyed watching his boys race. He collected antique tractors, cars and toys, and always could make somebody smile.
Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.