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Dykstra, Wilfred Henry (1928-2000)

DYKSTRA, HOOKMAN, HARTWICK, WILSON, MICKELSON, MCKINNEY

Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 4/25/2019 at 16:23:07

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Friday, July 28, 2000

Wilfred (Bill) Dykstra, 71, Webster City, died Thursday, July 27, 2000 at the Hamilton Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John R. Flaherty, celebrant. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. A scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Friday.

Wilfred Henry Dykstra, son of William and Hattie Hookman Dykstra, was born Nov. 9, 1928 at Armour, S.D. He received his education in Corsica, S.D. He worked from the Brink Electric Company of Corsica and traveled to numerous states for them. On Sept. 24, 1951 he married Betty Hartwick at Mitchell, S.D. The couple resided in several states continuing with Brink Electric. In 1956, they moved to Iowa Falls where he was employed with the Fareway store for three years. He owned and operated the Short Stop and Scenic City Restaurants at Iowa Falls. They moved to Marshalltown and he was executive chef at the Tall Corn Hotel. In 1967, the family moved to Webster City and he worked in sales at Gus Glasers in Fort Dodge. He also worked in sales with the Nissen Company. He managed the Webster City Country Club, the I-35 Truck Stop Restaurant at Blairsburg and the Touchdown Restaurant in Webster City. He retired in 1992.

Survivors are his wife, Betty, sons and daughters-in-law, William and Patty Dykstra, Williams, James and Lynn Dykstra, Denver, Iowa, Wayne and Mary Dykstra of Stafford, VA., Thomas and Wendy Dykstra, Perrysburg, OH., daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bruce Wilson of Webster City, Nancy and Dan Mickelson, Woolstock; grandchildren, Jamie, Jay, Amy-Marie, Cory, Laura and Mark Dykstra, Lynn McKinney, Scott Wilson, Bradley and Ryan Mickelson; his mother, Hattie Dykstra, Corsica, brother, George Dykstra, Platte, S.D.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandson, Joshua Dykstra, brothers, Ernie and Marvin Dykstra.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Parish Center Project.


 

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