Stephen Dircks, 63, of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away very peacefully at home surrounded by family members who loved him on Sunday, November 17, 2013 after a long battle with heart and liver disease.;Stephen was born on November 14, 1950 and was raised in Frankfort, Indiana. He graduated from Frankfort High School and served 9 years in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force, he found and married the love of his life, Shirley Woertz Dircks, with whom he had eight children and enjoyed 41 years of marriage. While supporting a wife and large family, he went to night school and earned his bachelors degree from the University of Maryland.;His family and faith always came first in his life. Steve and Shirley lived with their children in Kirklin for 20 years before moving to Illinois and later to Utah. Once their children were grown, they enjoyed any time that they could spend with their ten grandchildren. Stephen freely gave of his time to serve in his church and to help others as he was able. He served as the Bishop of the Frankfort Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints voluntarily for 6 years while working and raising his family.;He is survived by his wife Shirley Dircks of Pleasant Grove, Utah, daughter Stephanie Ashcraft (Ivan) of Marana, Arizona, daughter Katrina Reynolds (Michael) of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, son Chad Dircks (Shelley) of Miami, Florida, son Jeremy Dircks of Anderson, Indiana, son Barry Dircks (Kathryn) of Lebanon, Indiana, son Derek Dircks (Valerie) of Santaquin, Utah, son Troy Dircks (Paula) of Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter Kami Dircks of Fishers, Indiana, and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Sherry McKinney of Branson, Missouri, brother Charles Dircks (Sarah) of Key Largo, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.;Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort, Indiana. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 27 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2121 S. Gopher Drive, Frankfort. Cemetery services following the funeral will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery.
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