Etta Mae Dirks

July 4, 1930 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 90)


Etta Mae Dirks age 90 of Lake City passed away September 13, 2020 at Houston Methodist Willow Brook Hospital in Houston, TX.

Etta Mae was born July 4, 1930 in Saratoga, MN to Frank & Julia (Stedman) Polzin. She grew up in the Dover Minnesota area and graduated from Dover High School. Etta Mae married Arnold Dirks June 4, 1951 in Rochester, MN. She worked at Woolworths and McDonald’s as a cashier. Etta Mae and Arnold lived in Minnesota and Texas. In 1995 Etta Mae moved to Lake City. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Lake City; Priscilla Circle and she was very active in church functions. She also enjoyed playing cards, dominos, going for rides, reading, watching tv and baking.

She is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Chris) Paulsen of Cypress, TX; son, Steven (Diana) Dirks of Houston, TX; two grandsons, Christopher (Mary) and Chad (Ashley) Paulsen; granddaughter, Gretchen Dirks; a step granddaughter, Cherie Thomas; 9 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; sister, Arvilla Nardinger of Lake City, brother, Vernon (Ruth) Polzin of Wabasha; sister-in-law, Annette Urban. She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold, son, Martin Dirks, granddaughter, Amanda Dirks, sister, Jessie Kutina, brother, Luther Polzin.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday September 25, 2020 at 11 AM at United Methodist Church in Lake City with pastor Phillip Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson – Peterson Chapel Lake City. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville, MN. On-Line Condolences may be placed at

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September 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson Peterson Mahn Chapel - Mahn Family Funeral Home
1022 West Lyon Avenue P.O. Box 90
Lake City, MN
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Funeral Service
September 25, 2020

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church (Lake City)
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