Richard “Dick” William Nirk, age 75 of Stout, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Unity Point Health – Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo from natural causes. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.
Dick was born on April 7, 1944 in Waterloo, the son of LeRoy and Geraldine C. (Guynn) Nirk. He graduated from Columbus High School in Waterloo in 1962. On January 14, 1963 he entered the United State Air Force and served during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on January 13, 1967.
He married Lena Faye Wainright in Allison, Iowa. She passed away on January 25, 2018.
In his free time, Dick enjoyed fishing, country music and loved anything Elvis related. Perhaps one of his greatest joys was time spent with his family. Living in a small community, Dick appreciated his wonderful neighbors and the help they bestowed upon him.
Dick worked for many years at Carnation/Nestle in Waverly.
He is survived by his three daughters, Lisa Lynn (Mike) Church of Kanab, Utah, Doris (Bill) Lehman of Ankeny and Tina Hartman of New Hartford; one son, Christopher M. (Natalie) Nirk of Bixby, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Connie (Harold) Coatney of Flippin, Arkansas; one brother, Steven Nirk of Pine, Arizona.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lena and one sister, Marilyn Brocka.
Abels Funeral and Cremation Service - Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center is assisting the family.