March 27, 2014


Martina "Tina" Irlbeck Van Dyke, 92, of Carroll, and formerly of Dedham and Nebraska, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham. Celebrant will be Father Andrew Hoffmann, assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners. Music will be by Cindy Bauer and the St. Joseph choir. Lector will be Jeff Irlbeck. Gift bearers will be Anne Heithoff and Nadine Lengeling. Eucharistic ministers will be Jackie Reineke and Jan Eich. Casket bearers will be Jeff Irlbeck, Tim Irlbeck, Mike Dermody, Chris Irlbeck, Jessica Dermody and Allyson Irlbeck. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be left for Tina's family at

Born Jan. 18, 1922, at rural Dedham, Iowa, Martina was a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Brauchman) Tigges. She attended St. Joseph School in Dedham and was later married Adalbert "Tubby" Irlbeck at St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 22, 1941. The couple, referred to as Tubby and Tina, lived on a farm south of Dedham until Tubby's passing in November 1970.

On Feb. 12, 1972, Tina married Norbert Van Dyke at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. Norbert and Tina lived in Nebraska for several years before returning to Carroll and also lived in the Glidden area. In 2002, the couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Norbert passed away in 2004.

Tina enjoyed painting nature scenes, playing the harmonica, dancing, singing, bowling, many kinds of crafts, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children: Lora Irlbeck (Nugent) Jackson of Lacy, Wash., Jean Irlbeck of Lacy, Wash., and Ric (Julie) Irlbeck of Suffolk, Va.; her stepchildren: Kathy (Jeff) Wagner of Nebraska, Deb (Mike) Clausen of Nebraska, Steve Van Dyke of California, Gerry (Karol) Van Dyke of Nebraska, Judy Stewart of Nebraska, Don (Mari) Van Dyke of South Carolina, Jeanne (Bob) Kapels of Nebraska, Bob Van Dyke of Texas, Bill (Jean) Van Dyke of Nebraska, and Janet (Mel) Arnott of Nevada; her devoted grandchildren: Tim (Jen) Irlbeck, Mike Dermody, Sarah (Jared) Williams, Chris (Jen) Irlbeck and Jeff Irlbeck; 23 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; her siblings: Alma Klocke of Templeton, Ed Tigges of Carroll, Joe (Freda) Tigges of Dedham, and Don (Marlene) Tigges of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives.

Tina was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Tubby and Norbert; her daughter Connie; her brothers: Arthur, Leonard, and Allie Tigges; and a sister in infancy.