Jan. 24, 1924 ~ April 12, 2013|
Wilkie R. Dierks, 89, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, in Kingman, AZ. Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Norfolk, Neb., to Frank and Nancy Dierks. He moved to Kingman, AZ., from SLC, Utah, after retiring from the US Postal Service in 1984.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW Post 10386. He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kingman, AZ., and was president of the local chapter for many years.
He married Ruby Lee Sumner Aug. 23, 1997 and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Wilkie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty L. Dierks; brother Frank and his wife Helen Dierks; sister and her husband, Shirley and Nelson Hart; his granddaughter, Natalie Heiner; and stepdaughter, Teresa Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lee Dierks; three sons, Dennis (Pat) Dierks of Sandy, Utah, James (Becky) Sumner and Terry (Donna) Sumner, both of Texas; three daughters, Marla (Craig) Heiner of Virginia, Maylue (Bill) Forsgren of Taylorville, Utah, and Sheila Bock of Texas; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Sat. April 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 S. Cottonwood Heights, UT. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Good Shepherd Chapel Building Fund, 3958 N. Bank St., Kingman, AZ 86409-2727.
Published in Deseret News on Apr. 19, 2013