Hilda “Sally” E. Dirrim, 99, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Greystone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 13, 1921 in Sudbury Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Peter M. and Edith R.B. (Haystead) Paquette. A graduate of Redford High School, Detroit, Mich., she was later employed with the Social Security Office, Tristate College, U.S. District Attorney’s Office, and the V.A. Medical Center, from which she retired in 1981. She enjoyed birds and dogs, playing cards, dancing with her husband, and bowling. She is survived by her daughters, Valerie Stroh of Auburn, Ind., Ellen (Mike) Brown of Auburn, Ind., and Teri Knapp of Auburn, Ind.; five grandchildren, Laura Rossi, Chelsea (Brent) Merkle, Abbe (Jeff) Harpp, Keri Virgo, Dane (Amanda) Knapp; great-grandchildren, Tia, Tawnie, Connor, Samantha, Harrison, Cash, Finley, Drayton, Ava, Maurica, and Dane II; and great great-grandchild, Blair; step-grandchildren, Josh Brown, Lisa (Matt) Kubiak, Amber (Kevin) Vaughn, and Justin (Matthew Cooper) Uphold; and step great-grandchildren, Harper, Bentley, Hutcherson, Graham, Vivian, Kaleb, Ayden, Mayson, Bryson, and Delahney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dirrim. A memorial service will take place Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn. The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Canada. Memorials may be made to Cause for Cash, 5k Run/Walk on August 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., 6835E. Southport Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46237.
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