Leland E. Dykstra

April 8, 1921February 2, 2019

Leland Elmer Dykstra Pueblo, Colorado Our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully February 2, 2019. He was born in Millcreek, UT, April 8, 1921 to Fred & Effie Dykstra. He married our mother, Charlotte Wilson, April 11, 1942, in Raton, New Mexico. During WWII he served in Europe as crane operator and truck driver/mechanic. Dad loved hunting, fishing, cars and traveling. He worked for Abex Railroad for 40 years. He was active in his church. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years. Most of all he loved visiting with family & friends. He is survived by his children, Helen (Keith) Christensen, Harold (Linda) Dykstra, Cathy (Alan) Luna and daughter-in-law Lorraine Dykstra, Sister Cathy Dykstra and 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, son, Clifford, parents Fred and Effie Dykstra, sisters, Alta, Alice, Dorthea and Brother Bob Dykstra. Thank you to the staff at Brookdale & Genesis Pueblo Care Center for your wonderful care of dad. A very special thanks to Suncrest Hospice for being there with dad the last two years and showing him such care and compassion. Funeral services will be held Friday February 15, 11 AM, at Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W 29thSt. Pueblo, Colorado. Graveside services at Mountain View Cemetery will immediately follow.


  • Leland was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte;
    son, Clifford;
    parents Fred and Effie Dykstra;
    sisters, Alta, Alice, Dorthea;
    and Brother Bob Dykstra.

    He is survived by his children, Helen (Keith) Christensen, Harold (Linda) Dykstra, Cathy (Alan) Luna and daughter-in-law Lorraine Dykstra;
    Sister Cathy Dykstra;
    10 grandchildren;
    and 8 great-grandchildren.

  • Alan Luna Jr.
  • Harry Dykstra
  • Brian Dykstra
  • Brian Dykstra Jr.
  • Anthony Luna
  • Robert Charnock
  • Keith Christensen


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019

Leland E. Dykstra

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Nancy Hamilton (Chubrilo)

February 12, 2019

I want to express my deepest sympathy to your entire family for losing such a sweet man. We knew Leland thru our parents, Steve and Mary Rose Chubrilo. Leland worked with my dad at Abex for several decades and was a very good friend. When my dad passed away Leland and his sister would check on my mother to make sure she was okay - up to the time of her passing five years ago. Leland was a very kind, generous and caring person and will be sadly missed. I hope you all can find comfort and support among each other and I wish you all the strength during this difficult time. Leland will be missed but not forgotten.

Pat Hansen, Nancy Hamilton and Shannon Hamilton

Bob Dyleski

February 9, 2019

I give my deepest sympathy to Lee's family. I worked with him at Abex Corp. and always appreciated his talents in keeping our machinery and facilities operating efficiently. Lee was intelligent, friendly and a hard worker and a key figure in our great maintenance department. May Leland rest in peace. God bless your family, Lee.