Kathryn Dircks

Obituary of Kathryn Dircks

Kathryn Dircks, 82, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Buchanan Meadows following a lengthy illness.


She was born in Lithuania and came to the United States shortly after the end of World War II.


On June 20, 1953 Kathryn married the love of her life, Frederick Lester Dircks at a ceremony in Niles, Michigan. A homemaker most of her life, Kathryn enjoyed gardening and canning. She was an avid bowler and delighted in dancing. Kathryn enjoyed fishing with her husband and always cherished her time with family.   


Kathryn is survived by her husband, F. Lester Dircks of Niles; her children, Valerie Dircks of Niles, Vickie (Patrick) Tracy of Larkspur, Colorado and David (Valerie) Dircks of Indiana; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


A time of visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A private family burial will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.


Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s memory to Buchanan Meadows, 809 Carroll Street, Buchanan, Michigan 49107.