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“ very sorry for the loss of such a loved lady. ~ (92 years of being able to add chapters to your life story, is a great long book, with a...Read More »
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Dorothy Elizabeth Dir, 92 died Thursday December 28, 2017 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

She was born on May 7, 1925 in rural Sterling, the daughter of Robert and Hannah (Hinrichs) Schultz. She married Gene Dir September 17, 1942. They farmed and raised a family. She was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.

Those left to honor her memory are her husband of 75 years Gene Dir, 3 sons James (Carolyn) Dir, Jerry (Suzanne) Dir, and JoNeal Dir; and daughter Susie Spotts.

Seven grandchildren: Shelly Dir (Brian Battles), Allen (Brooke) Dir, Ben (Beth) Dir, Johnny (Dianne) Ridge, Sarah (Justin) McDowell , Jason Hall and Steve Hall; and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 3 infant sons: Donald, John and Eugene Jr; sister Mildred Conklen; one daughter Betty Hall, granddaughter Brenda Ridge, and great granddaughters Amanda and Ashley.