Obituary Bertha “Bert” P. DirksenOctober 6, 1933 - April 17, 2020
Bertha "Bert" Philomena Dirksen,
Age 86, formerly of Osgood, passed away of natural causes Friday afternoon, April 17, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio, where she had been a resident for nearly two years. She was born October 6, 1933, in Osgood, Ohio, to the late Linus and Amelia (Ahrens) Dirksen. She is survived by two siblings, Gerald Dirksen of Columbus, Martha & Charles Niccum of Upland, IN and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Dirksen of Maria Stein. Also surviving are nieces & nephews: Bob & Susie Peterman of Dayton, Jim Peterman of Jacksonville, NC, Carolyn & Gregg Garrett of Fairfax, VA, Ed & Jen Peterman of Dayton, Sue & Jim Gehret of Maria Stein, Carla & Dwain Guggenbiller of Columbus, Paula & Dave Griesdorn of Coldwater, Angie & Buck Bruns of Chickasaw, Carol & Brad Muhllenkamp of Osgood, Shelly & Dennis Piekenbrock of Columbus, Stacy & Jason Johns of Greenville, Amy & Joel Kingera of Columbus, Sherrie Niccum of Westfield, IN, John & Kate Niccum of Sharpsville, IN, Tom & Jessica Niccum of Carmel, IN and Andy & Carrie Niccum of Alexandria, IN along with numerous great and great-great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Mary & Roman Peterman, Richard Dirksen and one nephew, Mike Peterman.
Bert was a 1951 graduate of Minster High School. She had also retired from the former Pittsburgh National Bank of Dayton. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the St. Barbara Ladies Sodality. In her leisure, Bert enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She also followed the Cincinnati Reds and Green Bay Packers.
Bert had been enrolled in the Wright State University School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program. A memorial Mass at St. Nicholas Church will be celebrated for her later this Summer. Memorials in her memory may be made to charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.