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Harold "Deek" Dierksen

July 9, 1932 — September 14, 2023

Chadron

 

Harold “Deek” Dierksen of Chadron, Nebraska, was born July 9, 1932, to Louis Henry Dierksen and Mina Beatrice (Mittman) Dierksen, passed away of natural causes on September 14, 2023, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Nebraska. He was 91 and lived a full life. Starting with his K-12 education, graduating from Chadron High School, as well as attending classes at Chadron State College for a year. He enlisted in the US Navy and served four years as a Teletype Repairman. During his time in the service, he was selected and shipped out to Guam for some time, and then transferred to Kodiak, Alaska. This was a fun time for them because they were able to take time to salmon fish and experience lobster trapping. He was honorably discharged June 5, 1956. His civilian years were spent working for himself, he was a dedicated Senior Volunteer Fireman for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a lifelong member of the Elks Club. When he wasn’t working, he spent his time at home with his wife, Grace Ellen (DeHaven) Dierksen, and their two children Lynne (Dierksen) Simmons and Bart Dierksen.

Unsupported image type.Deek is survived by many friends and relatives including his daughter Lynne (Steve) Simmons of Chadron, NE, son Bart Dierksen of Hay Springs, NE, daughter-in-law Tracy Dierksen of Craig, CO. grandchildren Andy (Faye) Dierksen of Oswago, NY, Trent (Jamie) Dierksen of Hay Springs, NE, Maggie (Kyle) Suchy of Valparaiso, NE, and Matt (Desiree) Dierksen of Chadron, NE, great-grandchildren Wes, Kort, Stran, Wyatt, Chance, Deek and Astrid Dierksen, and  niece Launa (Kevin) Jones-Donahue.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his siblings. Memorial services have been arranged for October 7, 2023, 10 am, at the United Methodist Church in Chadron, NE. Military Honors will be presented by the US Navy and the Dawes County Veterans Honor Guard. The family have arranged private inurnment services.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

 

 

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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847 Shelton St, Chadron, NE 69337

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