Marion Dierkes

Marion Dierkes, 97, of Springfield, IL died at 11:15 am, Friday, July 16, 2021 at Concordia Lutheran Village. She was born August 15, 1923 in St. Jacob, IL to Fred and Norma M. (Noll) Meyer.  She married John H. Dierkes June 2, 1944 and he preceded her in death June 17, 2002.

She is survived by two daughters, Dianne Lester of Littleton, CO and Marion Somers of Shorewood, IL; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Elly Kensinger of Santa Rosa, CA; one sister-in-law, Patty Meyer of O’Fallon, MO; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Allan Somers; brother-in-law, James Kensinger and brother, Edward Meyer.

Marion was a member of First United Methodist Church, RSEA, Lincoln Memorial Gardens, and the Animal Protective League.

She worked as a secretary at the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Memorial Gathering: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Memorial Service:  11:30 am, Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Chaplain Jeffrey Harter officiating.  Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice, 3082 Stevenson Dr. Ste. 200, Springfield, IL 62703.

CDC protocol shall be followed.

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