Dirk, age 62, passed away August 16, 1998 in Rotterdam, Holland after a valiant battle with cancer.

Dirk and his wife, Hendricka Elizabeth "Riet" VanDeMerwe arrived in Utah over 40 years ago to raise five children, Steven VanDeMerwe, Liz Losser, Marian Booker, Martin VanDeMerwe, Lisa McKee; and four grandchildren, Brian VanDeMerwe, Trista Booker, London VanDeMerwe, Makayla McKee.Survived by one sister and four brothers.

"Dad/Opa, we will always remember you for your kind heart and the strength you showed and instilled in all of us, not to give up without a fight."

"You didn't give up the fight, you just lost the battle."

"We love you."

"Mom, thank you for your sacrifices in remaining by dad's side until the very end." Love, Your Kids.

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