Evelyn M. “Evie” Dirks, 87, of Plymouth, WI, passed away early Thursday afternoon, December 17, 2015, at Rocky Knoll Heath Care Center Facility where she had been a resident for the past 7 days.

She was born on April 9, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Raymond and Edna (Binder) Kulow.

Evelyn attended Milwaukee area schools and graduated from Elkhart Lake High School in 1947.

On July 26, 1969 she married Melvin A. Dirks in Plymouth, WI. The couple has resided in Plymouth since the marriage.

Evelyn worked at Sargento Foods Company for over 20 years.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years: Melvin of Rocky Knoll HCF; three sons: Thomas Knecht of Plymouth, John (Mickey) Knecht of Plymouth and Dennis Knecht of Brig Springs, TX; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers: Fred (Carol) Kulow of Elkhart Lake, Gerald (Cathy) Kulow of Elkhart Lake and Don Kulow of Elkhart Lake and one sister: Lucille Von Rotz of Milwaukee; two sisters-in-law: Elaine Kujawa of Milwaukee and Darlene (Dale) Huibregtse of Sheboygan Falls.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son: Daniel Knecht; one daughter: Bonnie Knecht; one brother: Raymond (Freida) Kulow; one sister and brother-in-law Caroline (Fred) Limberg; brother-in-law: Stanley Dirks and daughter-in-law: Mary Knecht.

Memorial services will be held on Monday evening, December 28, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. John Schultz, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church will officiate. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home from 3:00 P.M. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

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