Hastings resident, William Robert “Bob” Dirks, 87, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at College View Assisted Living & Memory Support, Hastings, Nebraska.    

Services will be Friday, January 27, 2017; 10:30 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Pastor Don Canady officiating.  Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings.  Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church.  Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2017; 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. with family present 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.  

Bob was born August 1, 1929 in Ruskin, Nebraska to Edward William & Helen B. (Keeler) Dirks.  Bob married Marian Meyer on June 5, 1949 at First Presbyterian Church; she preceded him in death on April 6, 2013.

He owned and operated Custom Pack in Hastings for many years.  Bob was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where he ushered, served as a Deacon, and taught Sunday school for many years.   He was an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and archery.  Bob and his wife were members of the Kountry Kruisers Camping Club.  He also enjoyed flying his small plane.      

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marian Dirks.  

Children & Spouses:              
    Vicki Dirks – Hastings, NE
    Linda & James Donohue – Inland, NE
    Donna & Lynn Alber – Hastings, NE
    David & Sandra Dirks – Hastings, NE
    Larry & Lisa Dirks – Hastings, NE
    Angela Key
    Bryan Fischer
    Andrew Warrings
    Jessica Curtis
    Shaylee Dirks
    Ashton Dirks
    Lathan Dirks
    Alyssa Dirks
    Morgan Dirks
    Helen Ochsner – Sutton, NE
    Jerald E. Dirks – Hastings, NE
Numerous Nieces & Nephews