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Helen M. Dykstra

December 13, 1922 October 22, 2010
Helen M. Dykstra
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HELEN M. DYKSTRA, 87, of 12130 Nelson Road, Morrison, IL, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA. Helen was born December 13, 1922 in Mt. Carroll, IL, to Harry J. and Cora (Hartman) Rogers. She was educated in the Mt. Carroll Grade School and attended Mt. Carroll High School. Helen married Roy S. Dykstra on October 9, 1942 in Mt. Carroll, IL. He died September 3, 2004. Prior to her marriage, Helen was employed by the Savanna Ordinance Depot. She then farmed, with her husband, in the rural Morrison area. Helen was a member of the Spring Valley Reformed Church in rural Fulton, IL and served as a Sunday School teacher. She had also served as a 4-H leader. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Donald) Reed of Morrison, IL and Lori (Darryl) Appel of Chadwick, IL; three sons, Ronald (Nancy) Dykstra of Fulton, IL; Steven (Judi Brunner) Dykstra of Thomson, IL; and Paul Dykstra of Dixon, IL; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Dorothy) Rogers of Mt. Carroll, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; two grandchildren; one great grandson; three sisters, Edna Boerema, Mary Edmonds, and Grace Ritenour; three brothers, Donald Rogers, Kenneth Rogers, and in infancy, Paul Rogers.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Jeff McIlrath " Pastor: Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 9:00 A.M. to the time of the service on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeBURIAL: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL MEMORIALS Self Help Enterprises-Sterling, IL and Spring Valley Reformed Church-Fulton, IL

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