Mary J. Dirksen - 88

4/12/1926 - 11/21/2014

Davis Junction, Illinois

Mary J. Dirksen, 88, of Davis Junction, died Friday Nov. 21, 2014 in Neighbors Rehabilitation Center, Byron. She was born April 13, 1926 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Harold & Vinona (Rhinehardt) McBurney. She married Stanley Dirksen on Sept. 3, 1950. Mary was a graduate of Rockford Memorial School of Nursing. She was a member of Davis Junction United Methodist Church, where she served as choir director for many years. Everyone would agree that she had a beautiful voice. She is survived by her husband, Stanley; children, David, Steven, and Harold; 19 grandchildren and great grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas and Lloyd McBurney. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Margaret Byers, sisters, Katherine & Margaret, and brother, Harold.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Nov. 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM, preceded by visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, in Davis Junction United Methodist Church, 201 E. Chicago Ave. (Rt. 72), Davis Junction, IL. Private family burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford.

Visitation:

Sat. Nov 29, 2014 10-11 AM at Davis Junction United Methodist Church

Service:

Sat. Nov 29, 2014 11 AM at Davis Junction United Methodist Church

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