DEATH: Ernest J. Dirks

Ernest J. Dirks, 90, Hillsboro died on March 16, 2023, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Parkview M.B. Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Tom Byford.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials can be made to Parkside Homes in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. Box 266 in Hillsboro, KS. 67063.

He was born on August 17, 1932, in Newton to P.D. and Louise (Wedel) Dirks.

Survivors include wife, Joyce Black of Hillsboro, sons, Norman Dirks of Hillsboro, Roger (Susan) Dirks of Wichita; sister, Alice Fast of Andover; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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