Obituary for Clarence C. Dirkes

Clarence C. Dirkes

Birth Date: Nov. 12th, 1920
Date Passed: Aug. 28th, 2013


Clarence C. Dirkes age 92, of Ravenna died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon. Clarence was born on November 12, 1920 in Moorland Township, Michigan to the late Charles and Josie (Malke) Dirkes. He married Edith “Lorraine” (Torrance ) Dirkes on June 11, 1960 in Sparta, Michigan. Clarence is survived by his wife of 53 years: Lorraine of Ravenna, 1 Daughter: Josie Kramer of Lafayette, Indiana and 1 Step Son: Jack Empie of Grand Rapids. 6 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Bernard Dirkes of Cloverville. Clarence was preceded in death by parents, Step Son: Benjamin, 2 Brothers: Lawrence Holstrom and A.I. Street. 2 Sisters: Christine and Elizabeth. Visitation for Clarence C. Dirkes will be conducted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:00am until 12:00pm at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna. Burial will be at 2:30pm at Fairplains Cemetery in Sparta. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


10:00am to 12:00pm on
Sep. 3rd, 2013 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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2:30pm on Sep. 3rd, 2013 at
Big Prairie Cemetery
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