The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

June 14, 2014

August Dierksen

Published 6-15-14

MENO, OK — August Dierksen, 85, of Meno, Okla., passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, to Carl and Lucy (Sparks) Dierksen of Ames, Okla.

He grew up in Ames and graduated from Ames High School.

He served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Boxer during the Korean War.

In addition, he served as a police officer for 22 years in Westchester, Ill.

Upon retiring, he returned to Oklahoma to farm and ranch in Major and Garfield counties.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores of the home; son, Jeffrey Dierksen and wife Christa of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two daughters, Jackie Dierksen, and Lenore Mikuls and husband Bob of Plano, Texas; one stepson, Theodore Smykowski and wife Linda of Elburn, Ill., along with one stepdaughter, Theresa Stoffa and husband John of Geneva, Ill.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Cremation is under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Service is private, but there will be a register book for friends to sign for the family.

Memorials may be given to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences can be shared at Brown-Cummings.com.

(Submitted by family)

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