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. 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.