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Benny Dirck

March 2, 1936 — August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 Benny Leroy Dirck, age 73 years, 2 months and 30 days, entered eternal life June 1, 2009 in Tulsa. He was born March 2, 1936 in Tulsa to John Henry and Sadie (Wayburn) Dirck. A very hard working man, he dedicated his life to law enforcement and retired after known to never wear a gun...he only put a gun on if he was going on a really terrible situationhe wasn't scared of anything and never wore a protective vest, he always said if it is his turn to go then it is his turnhe helped many people in his career, and always wanted to help the Poor Man most, the one who was trying to make a dollar the hard wayhe wanted the Underdog to winthe people of the community either loved him or hated him, there was no in-between, majority loving him, but he couldn't make every one of them happy, so he did his best, and he would stand up for what he thought was right No Matter What! He was a man of knowledge and kept Catoosa's crime rate lower than anyone ever hadand could get things done with few words or many words just however long it tookhe hated to take people to jail unless they had committed a felony or absolutely done something that was far out of line. He married Nancy (Hanks) Plumlee August 25, 1972 in Claremore. Benny enjoyed fixing just about anything, projects, like working on and attending auctions for his antique "goodies" and "what nots," mowing and heavy equipment operation. He would always make everyone laugh and insisted that everybody needed to collect something. Benny was a yodeler and played the harmonica and hand-bone, but most of all adored his grandchildren. His nickname for everybody was "Charles." In addition to his parents, Benny was preceded in death by his brothers: Bill and Bob Dirck; sister Bernice Schaben; and grandson Jeremy Toth. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy E. Dirck; daughters: Sherry Rogers and her husband Ivan, Christy Toth and her husband Tom, Mindi Plumlee and Tom King; sons: Skeeter and Lenny Dirck;
grandchildren: Valecia Dirck, Spencer Plumlee, Sarah and Nathan Rogers, Rayce, Taylor and Tyrah Toth; great-grandson Jordan Dirck. Bequests may be directed to the American Heart Association, 2227 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK 74105, 747.8254, americanheart.org. Service: 2PM Friday, June 5 at the Catoosa Activity Center. Kennedy-Amis-Kennard Funeral Service, 266.2112, kakfs.com.

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