OBITUARY

Donald Dykstra

July 10, 1929January 15, 2021

Donald Henry Dykstra, age 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois (DeWitt) Dykstra; second wife, Jean (Foster) Dykstra; parents Henry and Florence Dykstra; daughter, Judy Potter; granddaughter, Erin Dykstra; great-granddaughters Katherine and Nichole Potter; siblings Harold and Dorothy Dykstra, Jay and Carol Dykstra, Marie and Dave Irwin; and in-laws Jim and Hazel DeWitt, Ruth and Ken Hubbard, Mary DeWitt. He is survived by his children Harvey Potter, Terry and Shirley Dykstra, Jim Dykstra, Sally and Larry Prusinowski, Rick and Marylu Dykstra, Craig and Jo Dykstra, Sandy and Steve Ormiston, Brad and Cricket Dykstra; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leon and Ruth Dykstra; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Beverly Reformed Church, 2141 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519, with visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to service. In honor of Donald, contributions in his memory may be made to Words of Hope or Service Over Self - SOS (https://sosmemphis.org/donate). The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

Memories

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Tina Geyer

January 24, 2021

I have known Don since 1988 when I first started working at the Flower Shop. I remember he did NOT like red and yellow together which made me nervous cause I was afraid that I was going to forget that little bit of information and do it while he was there and get in trouble (ha ha). I also delivered for a little bit so that Don could have a day off so Sal sent me out with him to learn the ropes. He made me drive and we went down the East Beltline and he knew I was getting flustered so he assured me I was doing ok...he kinda looked out for me and even to this day, he'd ask if I was doing ok. I considered him my flower shop Grandpa. I will miss his humor and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with Sal, Jennifer and the rest of the family❤

Judy McClure

January 22, 2021

I met "Dad" 63 years ago when Newhall Ref Church was first started. He was Mr Dykstra thru my growing up years. He was the fun parent as he supervised youth activities and I have many good memories of those years. My friendship with Sal insured that he was always on my radar. When I began working at Wyoming Stuyvesant, he was much more a presence in my life. He told me to call him Don, but because I had been brought up to respect my elders I couldn't do it. That is when he became "Dad". He called my daughter "Twink" and she adored him. I am very thankful to have had the privilege of knowing this man.

Jack & Connie Timmer

January 18, 2021

We never got to meet your dad/grandpa but have always heard good stories and feelings about him. Sending you all our friendship and love as you say goodbye and holding you all in prayer.

Linda Fisher

January 18, 2021

Sally and Brad, we send our thoughts and prayers to you in the death of your Dad. He was such a great guy! Always had a smile and hello whenever we would see him.

Sally, Dad loved working for you at the flower shop. He remembers well, your Dad coming in on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day to help the drivers!

With deep sympathy,
Lou and Linda Fisher

Gordon and Joyce Gort

January 18, 2021

Our Sympathy and Love to Sally and Brad on the loss of your Dad. What a great person with his love and concern about every one. Remember all of the great memories. We will all miss Him. Gordon and Joyce Gort

Jen Rohrbaugh (Sekulski-Dykstra)

January 17, 2021

Grandpa—you were such a selfless, loving, brilliant person. Your family and friends know how curious you were about the world, how intrigued you were by the world’s most beautiful things (geodes, trains), and how caring you were to others. I love you. Be well and happy in your peace.
Jen

FROM THE FAMILY
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