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Dennis Eugene "Ben" Zirk

Dennis Eugene "Ben" Zirk, age 82, of Milam, WV, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Pendleton Manor, Franklin, WV.  Born on May 6, 1936 in Milam, WV, he was the son of the late Herman Edward Zirk and Sarah Magdalene Hulvey Zirk.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Mongold; two brothers, Paul Zirk and Wilson Zirk; and one great grandchild, Britton Lyle Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Evick Zirk of Milam, WV; two daughters, Denise Goodall (Scott) of Nitro, WV and Melinda Dunkle (Larkin) of Franklin, WV; one son, Douglas Zirk (Penny) of Moorefield, WV; three sisters, Kathleen Cullers of Baker, WV, Anna Mae Sherman of Milam, WV and Wanda Kesner of Maysville, WV; seven grandchildren, Loren Cunningham (Christopher), Blake Goodall, Bethany Hubbard (Benjamin), Dylan Dunkle, Lindsay Dunkle, Dalton Dunkle and D J Zirk; and three great grandchildren, Maycee Woods, Piper and Norah Hubbard.

Dennis loved his family and community.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, running his chain saw and saw mill.  He loved his flowers, watching the birds and other wildlife out the kitchen window.

Dennis served in the U S National Guard and was a retired poultry farmer.  He was a member of Peru Community Center, WV Poultry Association and Mt Carmel Church of the Brethren, Milam, WV.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Mt Carmel Church of the Brethren, Milam, WV with Pastors Shyrl Smith and Harold Cullers officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, WV.  Burial will follow at Simon Cemetery, Milam, WV.

Memorial donations may be made to Peru Community Center, 19275 South Fork Road, Moorefield, WV   26836.

Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.