Lori Dierks

March 3, 1960-Jan. 3, 2019

SLAYTON — Services for Lori Ann Dierks, 58, of Slayton will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Wilson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Burial is at Hillside Cemetery in Lake Wilson. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.

She died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Pipestone County Hospice Home.

Lori Dierks was born March 3, 1960, in Slayton, to Richard and Mary Ann Biegler Martens. She grew up in Slayton and graduated from Slayton High School in 1978. On Sept. 5, 1987, she and Dale Dierks were married at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Following their marriage, they made their home in Slayton and Lori worked at Finley Engineering, Master Tank and later at the Murray County Court House. In 1993, Lori became a first time mother to her son, Josh and later in 1998, became a full time mother to her son, Nick. Lori loved being able to stay at home with her boys as they grew up. Lori moved to the Pipestone County Hospice Home on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 and passed away there on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at the age of 58. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Lori enjoyed spending time with her family, being outdoors, gardening, animals of all kinds, and riding around on her 4-wheeler. She will be remembered for her kind heart and her love for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Dierks of Slayton; two sons, Josh Dierks of Renville, and Nick Dierks of Slayton; her mother, Mary Ann Martens of Slayton; her brother, Rick Martens and his wife Ruth of Slayton and several other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father Richard Martens.

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