Elizabeth L. Dirksen
Elizabeth L. Dirksen

February 7, 1924 - November 5, 2022
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Elizabeth "Bette" Dirksen, 98, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Bickford Senior Living in Urbandale, IA.

Bette was born February 7, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to James and Golda Wright.

Bette enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband Duane throughout their lives. When Bette was not traveling, she loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors.

Bette is survived by her two nieces, Julie (Walter) Witthoff, Diane Greene; two nephews, Fred (Diane) Erickson, Ted Erickson; adopted daughters, Sharon Granneman, Bette Miles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane “Dirk” Dirksen, mother, Golda Wright, father, James Wright, sisters, Alice Constant, Mary Erickson, brothers, Richard Wright, Bill Wright, John Wright, niece, Lynda Poundstone, nephew, Jim Erickson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbandale Community Action Network. Condolences can be made at




Graveside Service
McDivitt Grove Cemetery
Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
11:00 AM


Urbandale Community Action Network,
P O Box 7615
Urbandale, IA US 50323