Edna Theresa Dirks was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of Eilert and Mary (Frerichs) Dirks. She attended country school in Grant Township.
She was united in marriage to Joseph Hardacre on Sept. 2, 1947, at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township, rural Le Mars.
Edna worked at several businesses including Aalfs Manufacturing, Le Mars Flower House, National Food Store, and JoNee Manufacturing. Joe died Dec. 6, 2005. Edna continued to make her home in Le Mars. For the past eight months, Edna had been a resident at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Edna was a member of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Eagle's Auxiliary.
Through the years, Edna enjoyed her many friends, playing cards, playing bingo, and working crossword puzzles. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include a son, Tom Hardacre and his wife, Wendy, of Park Rapids, Minn.; a daughter: Renee Hardacre and her husband, Dennis Sampson, of Broomfield, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Esther Rickabaugh, of Minnetonka, Minn., and Josephine Small, of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; four sisters: Carrie Bruns (Louie), Lena Hartman (John), Emma Collman (Clarence), and a sister in infancy; and three brothers: John Dirks, Martin Dirks, and Frederick Dirks.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen of Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Grant Township, rural Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.