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Sara L. Dirksen

May 16, 2017


Sara Dirksen 99, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Bear Creek Care and Rehab in Morrison, Colorado.  She was born September 26, 1917 in DuBois, Idaho to Henry and Justina (Goosen) Lehrman. She had lived in both Idaho and Canada before settling in Kansas in 1926.


On March 4, 1938 she married John Dirksen and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1971.


Sara was a member of the First Church of God


She is survived by two sons: Donald and his wife Nadja of Lakewood, Colorado and John and his wife Debra of Silver City, New Mexico; She is also survived by a brother Otto Lehrman of Westcliff, Colorado and sister Kathleen Crawford of Wichita, Kansas.  Sara also has 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren surviving.


Sara is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Ralph, Walter and Carl Lehrman and sister Rubie Siemens.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home.   Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.


Memorial contributions are suggested to Mennonite Disaster Services or Habitat for Humanity in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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