John Harlan Dykstra, formerly of Suffolk, VA, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society – Corsica, SD on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the age of 68. There will be no funeral services, per his request. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Hull, IA.
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John Harlan Dykstra was born on March 4, 1951 to Theodore, Sr. and Gertrude (Rozeboom) Dykstra in Doon, Iowa. He graduated in 1969 from West Lyon Community School in Inwood, IA and married Donna Westra on December 8, 1970 in Hull, IA. To this union, one son, Jeffrey Arlan Dykstra was born and they farmed near Hull. John moved to Suffolk, VA several years ago and worked in warehouse distribution, as well as managed a number of apartment complexes.
John is survived by: his wife, Donna Dykstra of Rock Valley, IA; four siblings: Thelma De Smit of Rock Valley, IA, Lenora (Robert) Raymon of Canton, SD, Theodore, Jr. (Dawn) Dykstra of Canton, SD and Linnette Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; a special sister-in-law, Audrey Schuld of Edgerton, MN; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey (Apr. 22, 1989); his parents, Theodore and Gertrude Dykstra; and a brother, Gerald Dykstra.