FALL RIVER—Gary L. Dykstra age 69, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Hillside Manor, Beaver Dam.
He was born on January 11, 1945 in Columbus to Claude and Muriel (Hemling) Dykstra. Gary was married to Joyce Roedl on October 30, 1965 in Fall River. He was employed at the Fall River Foundry for 45 years. Gary loved all sports and NASCAR. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth Leagues and was a school basketball referee. He enjoyed bowling and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Gary is survived by his wife, Joyce of Fall River; two sons, Michael and Mark (Sue) both of Fall River; a daughter, Renee Dykstra of Fall River; seven grandchildren, Alex, Jayson, Ashlyn, Aaryn, Brock, Connor and Colton; four step grandchildren; one sister, Mary Dykstra of Fall River; three brothers, Eugene (Sandy) of Fall River, Roger of DeForest, Richard (Evelyn) of Fall River; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Susan in 1975, two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at ST STEPHEN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Fall River. Rev. James L. Bolda will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:30 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the church on Sunday.