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Robert E. Dykstra

February 13, 1924 January 29, 2019
Robert E. Dykstra
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ROBERT EMERY DYKSTRA, 94, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Resthave Home in Morrison.

The funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 8, 2019, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, IL, with Mr. Ken Renkes officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM Friday, February 8, 2019 until the start of the service, at Ebenezer Reformed Church. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Happy Tails in Sterling, IL. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Robert was born February 13, 1924, in Morrison, IL, to Hugo and Emma (Laman) Dykstra. He was educated in the Green Valley School of Rural Whiteside County. Robert married Grace J. VenHuizen on October 31, 1952, in Morrison. She died February 6, 2007. Robert was engaged in farming in the rural Morrison area for 35 years before moving into Morrison. While farming, he was employed by Brinkman and Pessman Lumber Company in Garden Plain, IL. Robert was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison where he served as a deacon, elder, and usher and was President of the Men’s Brotherhood. He was also a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Dennis) Wilson of Galesburg, IL and Beth (Rick) Poen of Bourbonnais, IL; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Viner and Mark Wilson and Brandon (fiancée Renee Cholyway) Poen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; one sister, Minnie Dykstra and one brother, Thomas Dykstra.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Feb

9:30 AM 2/8/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church

309 E. Park Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Ebenezer Reformed Church
309 E. Park Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Friday

8

Feb

11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church

309 E. Park Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Ebenezer Reformed Church
309 E. Park Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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