Donald Fredrick Dykstra

June 6, 1944 - January 15, 2017

Our hearts are broken but we were blessed to be surrounding Don as he left this world and entered heaven. Don leaves behind his wife, who he called Loving Sweetie, Kathie of 48 years; his children, Dan (Rebecca) Dykstra, Karen (Eric) Nylen, Donald Jr. (Deb) Dykstra; two Papa loving granddaughters, Brittnie and Moriah; four strong grandsons, Raphael, Stephen (Jessica), Bryan, and Erik; four great grandchildren, Leyanna, Jason, Elaena, and Cadence; his sisters, Ruth (Henry) VerStrate and Barbra Noe; sister-in-law, Evelyn (John) Sheets; brother-in-law, Alan (Dottie) Sheets; a few he claimed as his own, David and Heather Tuffs and Ali Sheets; many nieces and nephews; and many friends. And of course, we can’t forget his faithful and loving dog, Silver. He was met in heaven by his parents, Fredrick and Dorothy Dykstra; parents-in-law, Albert and Geneva Dykstra; sister-in-law, Carol Sheets; sister-in-law, Edna Dykes; brother-in-law, Wally Dykes; and good friends, Bill and Kathy Tuffs. Don served in the Navy and met his lovely wife through letter writing. He was a hard worker at American Seating for most of his adult life. Don loved his cabin and church in Morley, MI. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with family. He missed his beloved church, Deerfield Bible Church in Morley, but desired to move back closer to family. He recently found a second church home in Solid Rock Baptist Church. He loved God and helping others. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday 11 am at High Pointe Community Church, 2976 76th St. SW, Byron Center. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 10-11am at the church, prior to the service.