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Jean Patricia Dirckx

Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Dirckx, 91, of Marshall, will be Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at www.holy-redeemer.com. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. before the service at the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family requests that those in attendance follow CDC guidance in regards to wearing masks at the indoor services.

Jean (Deutz) Dirckx was born October 1, 1930, on a farm outside Marshall to Joseph and Gertrude (Kerkvliet) Deutz. On July 12, 1952, Jean was united in marriage to Francis Dirckx. To this union five children were born: Brad, Jill, Josh, Lori, and Todd.

Jean worked at Shopko for many years and developed great relationships with her co-workers, which she cherished all her days. She was a lifetime member of Holy Redeemer Church and received all her sacraments there. She was active with the church and served on the funeral committee.

The happiest times of Jean’s life were spent with Fran and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jean enjoyed spending time at the family lake cabin watching the grandchildren swimming and fishing. The lake provided many sunrises and sunsets, which she enjoyed wherever she was. Jean was proud of her gardening and spent numerous hours taking care of her vegetable and flower gardens. She had a green thumb envied by her children. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

Jean died Friday, January 21, 2022, surrounded by family at the farm south of Marshall. She is survived by her children Brad (Peg) Dirckx, Jill (Mark) Erickson, Josh (Heidi) Dirckx, Todd (Brenda) Dirckx; son-in-law Paul Fehrman; ten grandchildren: Chad, Kelli, Dusty, Adam, Nick, Sara, Amanda, Dan, Chris, and Caleb; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Mary Joan Eichler; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fran, daughter Lori, grandchildren Hannah, Jacob, and Ben, brother Virgil, and sister Irene.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Boulder Estates and Prairie Home Hospice for the care Jean received the last couple of years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Redeemer School or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jean was a kind woman and humble person. And a great sense of humor! I'm glad to known her. My condolences.

Sam Peila Jan 25 2022 4:56 PM

Tears of sadness and joy for a woman well loved, and a life well lived! Deep sympathy for my dear friend Brad and all of her family and friends. RIP dear Jean~

Jo Ann M Buysse Jan 25 2022 11:46 AM

Dear Aunt Jean, so many fond memories of visiting the farm and seeing that beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed, but she is in a better place with our loved ones. Deepest sympathies to the dear cousins, our thoughts & prayers are with you!

Michele & Steven (Beaver) Birkholtz Jan 25 2022 10:28 AM

Mom, we miss you SO much already. You told us not to be sad or cry; give us a bit more time on that one!! We are all so happy you are reunited with our loved ones, and are being held in the palm of our Lord's hand; no more pain or suffering. And. HEY!! We know you are getting all the night night treats you want…especially donuts!! Fly high mom! Until we meet again…❤️

Jill & Mark Jan 24 2022 11:40 PM

My dear dear friend , I and all who knew you , are. Saddened, that you are gone from this earth ! But we know you are with those who went before you ! And we know the lord , was there to welcome you with open arms ! There was no sweeter and kinder woman ,than you , dear friend ! Rest In Peace !

Marilyn kor Jan 24 2022 8:06 PM

Todd, Brenda & Caleb,
Wishing you peace and joy-filled memories at this sad time.

Carl & Jolene Jan 24 2022 12:28 PM

Aunt Jean!! The "Farm"!!!!. I remember playing softballs games with the entire "family", even Father Thomas, basketball, flying model airplanes, riding minibikes, bullhead fishing with cane poles at the "ditch", bb gun fights!!!, Lake Ida, falling in the manure "pit"!!!! LOL!!! She was a wonderful Aunt who always cared about "family"!!! I will miss her!!!

Jeffrey J Bailey Jan 24 2022 8:28 AM

Grandma, I love you and miss you already. Although I'm feeling very much cheated out of spending more time with you, I'm so grateful of the connection we had/have and the bond between you and James. So happy your relationship with him revealed a musical talent playing the harmonica, that you and James were able to play together (though miles apart), and that he was able to play you a sweet harmonica lullaby from his almost 5 year old heart during your last days here. I know you've reunited with our family in Heaven and know you'll let us know when you're visiting us. Proud to have your name and James is so proud to have Grandpa's. Love you,
Kelli Jean, Neal, and James Francis

Kelli Jan 23 2022 10:46 PM

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Kelli Jan 23 2022 10:33 PM

Todd and Brenda, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. sympathies from the Jore Families

Uncle Dick and Aunt Sandy Jore Jan 23 2022 6:31 PM

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