Jeffrey Lee Dirks

Jeffrey Lee Dirks, 56, of Mesa, Arizona, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at his home in Mesa.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Arizona. Details will follow.

Jeff was born on June 10, 1962, in Luverne, Minnesota, to Ben and Edna Dirks.

He grew up in Luverne and graduated from Luverne High School in 1980. After high school he moved to Garden City, Kansas.

Jeff married Laura Post in 1983 in Garden City, Kansas. They were happily married for 35 years. 

He enjoyed music, studying martial arts, classic cars, vehicle restoration, drawing, gardening, hiking, running and home improvement. What brought him joy was family functions, weddings, and birthdays.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ben.

Jeff is survived by his wife Laura; his sons Blake and Cody (Crystal); his mother Edna; his brothers Mike (Denice), Steve (Mo); his sister Nancy (Scott); and his family from the Post side; Doug (Kim); Greg (LeAnn); Roger (Ellie); Terry (Pam), Pat (Kent), Marg (Dallas); Gary (Bev), Linda (Vic); as well as his many wonderful nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Jeffie.”

Memorial donations may be made to Seena Magowitz Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, www. seenamagowitzfoundation. org.

Arrangements were handled by Sonoran Skies Mortuary, Mesa, Arizona,

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