Darlene Dircks will be celebrating her 90th birthday on March 19 with a family dinner.
Darlene was born March 19, 1931, in Davenport. She married Fred Dircks on Aug. 8, 1959, at Peace Church of Christ United in Bennett.
Darlene is a Gold Star member of Rixe Lausen Unit #104 in Bennett. She retired from working at the Daybreak convenience store after 12½ years.
Her children are Joel (Kay), Stacey, Steve (Julie), and James. Two sons are deceased, Scott Dircks and Jeff Maurer. Grandchildren are Dylan (Kirstie), Breanna, Jillian, Danielle, Carson, and Kenzie, and step-grandson Garrett (Molly). She has five great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to her at 320 E. Lincolnway, Unit 207, Wheatland, IA 52777.