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Gaylord Eugene Dirks

 
October 22, 2022

Gaylord Eugene Dirks, 82, was called home for the final time on the afternoon of September 29, 2022. Gaylord was born to John and Edna Dirks March 31, 1940, in Bonners Ferry. A lifelong resident of Bonners Ferry, dad was always proud of his heritage and the community he lived, worked and was part of. A man of so many skills and talents, he worked hard in various construction trades as a heavy equipment operator, logging endeavors, and so many others. He also proudly served in the Army National Guard.

There was not too much he could not master or accomplish. Operating equipment, welding, fabrication, repair, design, beat with a hammer, his skills were legendary, well, legendary to those who knew him and called him dad, husband, grandpa, friend. Gaylord was truly larger than life.

Above all else dad was a loving companion to his soulmate of almost 50 years, Mary Ella Dirks, and an equally loving father to his five children: Russell Dirks, Post Falls, Jess Dirks, The Dalles, Oregon, Sue Dirks (Worman) and Stevie Dirks, both of Hayden, and Michael Dirks, Athol. Gaylord was also blessed with 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who he loved and cherished very much. Additionally, dad was blessed with the love of his siblings; Donald Dirks, Twyla Dirks (Cope) and John Dirks and many cousins.

Dad is preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary, and parents John and Edna.

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