Rose Dirks

  Rosebelle ‘Rose’ C. Dirks, 93, Belmond, died May 5, 2020 at Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond. A graveside service was held May 8 at the Belmond Cemetery, with Pastor Jason Lubben officiating.

  Rosebelle, daughter of Jennie (Thiele) and Frank Denekas, was born at Norcross, MN on March 27, 1927. She received her education in Norcross. After the death of her father, she and her mother moved to George, Iowa.

  On August 7, 1944 she was united in marriage to Donald Dirks at George, where she made her home while Don was in the service. They had four children.

  Rose asked Jesus to come into her life at a young age. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Belmond. She was also a member of the Goodell American Legion Auxiliary and did a lot of volunteer work.

  Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. From an early age she had great faith in our Lord. She showed that in many ways. She touched many with that love.

  Rose was preceded in death by her husband Don; her children David and Twyla; her parents; and her only brother Walter.

  Rose is survived by her daughter LaDonne (Dave) Abele; son Tim (Sue) Dirks; grandchildren Grant (Heather) Abele, Brent Abele, Heather (Kevin) Joens and Spencer (Jessie) Dirks; and great-grandchildren Ty Abele, Brock Abele, Kayla Stoychoff, Austin Joens, Cullen Joens and Skyler Baxter.