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Mildred Cornelia Dirksen Cowan
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1909
Franklin County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 2010
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Daughter of Cornelius & Lillian Crouse Dirksen

Mildred C. Cowan, 101, of Ridgeway Place, died there Friday, July 30, of natural causes.

She was born March 19, 1909 in Hampton, daughter of Cornelius and Lillian Crouse Dirksen. She married Clinton B. Cowan on June 15, 1941 in New Hampton. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cowan graduated from high school and was employed as a model and clerk at the James Black Department Store for several years. She was also employed in the payroll department at John Deere for several years. Most recently, she was employed as a secretary at First Presbyterian Church on Franklin Street.

Survived by two stepdaughters, Donna Kreisberg of Washington D.C., and Patricia Adams of Arlington Heights, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and three stepgrandchildren.

Preceded in death by two sisters, Avis O'Brien and Jane Snadstrom; and three brothers, John W., Robert, and Raymond Dirksen.

Services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church on Franklin Street, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Public visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
Family links: 
  Cornelius E Dirksen (1883 - 1950)
  Lillie Lake Crouse Dirksen (1884 - 1980)
  John Wilbert Dirksen (1907 - 1959)*
  Mildred Cornelia Dirksen Cowan (1909 - 2010)
  Glen Robert Dirksen (1911 - 1987)*
  William Raymond Dirksen (1913 - 1987)*
  Avis Naomi Dirksen O'Brien (1918 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Garden Of Memories
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Lynn Schneider
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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Mildred Cornelia <i>Dirksen</i> Cowan
Added by: Lynn Schneider
Mildred Cornelia <i>Dirksen</i> Cowan
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