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Gene Anthony Dirker
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1933
Death: Apr. 4, 2012

April 9, 2012
Gene Anthony Dirker


TERRE HAUTE Gene Anthony Dirker, 78, of Terre Haute, passed away April 4, 2012, in Union Hospital surrounded by his family. Gene was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Clinton, to Edward Dirker and Catherine Haas Dirker. He was a retired engineer from Alcan Aluminum and also Newport Chemical Depot. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. He was both a Clinton High School and Indiana State University graduate. He was an upstanding member and alumnus of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Indiana State. Gene was a member of the Terre Haute Elks Lodge 86, a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, a member of the ISU Athletics Boosters, and served on the Terre Haute Deanery Board of Education. He also was an ISU women's basketball season ticket holder for many years.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Francis Dirker; and three sisters, Mary Alice Dirker, Ruth Hinzy and Betty Baird. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Duke Dirker; two sons, Anthony (Theresa) Dirker of Nocono, Texas, and Stephen (Cynthia) Dirker of Martinsville, Ind.; and two daughters, Laura (Mark) Brashier and Ann (Michael) Butwin, all of Terre Haute. He also is survived by his sister, Rose (Sam) Curry of Clinton; and 11 grandchildren, Ryan Dirker, Christopher Dirker, Blaine (Ashley) Dirker, Bree (Christopher) Martin, Matthew Skinner, Brian Dirker, Mark (Jenniffer) Brashier, Melissa Brashier, Emily Brashier, Ellen Butwin, and Caroline Butwin.

Mass of Christian burial will be held for Gene on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church with Father Stephen Giannini officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th St., in Terre Haute. If friends so desire, contributions may be made to ISU Foundation or to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Gene's name. Online condolences may be made at:

Obituary courtesy of
Roselawn Memorial Park
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Linda Crandall
Record added: Jul 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94185862
Gene Anthony Dirker
Added by: Linda Crandall
Gene Anthony Dirker
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- Linda Crandall
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012

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