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Garrett "Gary" J. Dykstra

April 28, 1932 November 22, 2020
Garrett "Gary" J. Dykstra
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GARRETT “GARY” J. DYKSTRA, 88, of Fulton, IL, died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at MercyOne Clinton in Clinton, IA.

A private family graveside service will be held at Fulton Township Cemetery preceded by a private family visitation at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Rev. Catherine Martin, pastor of the Fulton Presbyterian Church in Fulton, will officiate. A memorial has been established to the Fulton Food Pantry.

Gary was born April 28, 1932, in Fenton, IL, to John S. and Anna (Link) Dykstra. He was educated in the Cottonwood grade school of rural Whiteside County and was a graduate of Fulton High School. Gary married Donna B. Borgman on November 27, 1952, in Fulton, IL. He farmed in the rural Fulton, IL, area. Gary was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton and was attending Fulton Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Whiteside County Cattlemen’s Association and a member of Whiteside County Farm Bureau. Gary volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program delivering meals and also volunteered at the Fulton Food Pantry. Gary, along with his wife, Donna raised German Shepherds for many years. He enjoyed listening to Blue Grass music and his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; three daughters, Barb Dykstra; Connie (Larry) VenHuizen; and Nancy (David) Malone all of Fulton, IL; one son, Dale Dykstra of Maple Park, IL; three grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) VenHuizen, Kathy (Jon) Zehr, and Laura (Ryan) Medenblik; four great grandchildren, Adelyn, Jackson, Sadie, and Cooper Zehr, and expecting two additional great grandchildren in April; one brother, Bob (Eleanor) Dykstra of Bellflower, CA; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Dykstra of Morrison, IL; Joycelyn Dykstra of Bellflower, CA; and Evelyn Damhoff of Fulton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Beatrice Browneye; and three brothers, Sidney Dykstra, John Dykstra, and Donald Dykstra.
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