Gerald August Dirksen, age 79, passed March 14, 2021. Born June 6, 1941 to the late Linus and Amelia (Ahrens) Dirksen. Jerry was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life. He loved spending time with his family, playing cards, and traveling. Most of all, Gerald enjoyed raising his daughters, as well as the many friendships he fostered at Cottonwood Lakes Campground. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Dennis) Piekenbrock, Stacy (Jason) Johns, Amy (Joel) Kingera; grandchildren, Emily, Erin, and Jenna Piekenbrock, and Dirksen Kingera; sister and brother-in-law, Martha (Charles) Niccum; sister-in-law, Margie
Dirksen; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his loving parents; brother, Richard Dirksen; sisters, Mary (Roman) Peterman, and Bertha Dirksen. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his name to a charitable organization of your choice. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME 550 HILL ROAD N., Pickerington, Ohio 43147. Online condolences can be found at spencefuneralhome.com.
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