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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188

Henry "Hank" Dykstra

Sunday, January 20th, 1935 - Saturday, May 1st, 2021
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Henry “Hank” Jr. Dykstra, age 86, left the land of the dying and entered the land of the living on May 1, 2021. Don’t weep for me, “wait till you see my new home!”

Hank was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 20, 1935, the eldest child of Henry and Emma (Vander Schuur) Dykstra.

Hank honorably served his country for two years in the Navy and three years in the Army. He was with the Army Security Agency assigned to the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade in Fort Meade, Maryland. He received a Letter of Commendation from the NSA.

Hank used his G.I. Bill to attend Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating as a Diesel-Gasoline Engine Mechanic and was known state-wide for his knowledge of diesel engines.

Hank is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Bowerman), with 65 blessed years together. Also surviving are his children: Karen (Jeff) Pols, Lori (Steve) Blackport, John (Anne) Dykstra, Eric (Angela) Dykstra, Scott (Jennifer) Dykstra; 19 grandchildren: Rachel, Racine, Michael, Krissy, Nate, Jess, Jennifer, Brittany, Matt, Josh, Johnny, Jordan, Travis, Jacob, Levi, David, Kasey, Heather, Anthony; 24 great grandchildren: Peter, Katherine, Madeline, Isabella, Teshome, Charlotte, Silas, Anneliese, Savannah, Deidra, Madalyn, Braden, Aiden, Gavin, Evie, Landon, Kaiden, Henry, Haylie, Carter, Chase, Matthew, Pierce, Everly. Hank loved all of these little ones dearly and prayed by name for them daily.

Also surviving are his siblings: Russell (Donna) Dykstra, David (Barb) Dykstra, Laura Adams, Carolyn (Jim) Buer; daughters in- law: Lenora, Melissa, Priscilla; sisters in- law: Sheila, Bea, Pat; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends and neighbors.

Hank was preceded in death by his son Mark Dykstra; parents; brother, Paul Dyksra; in-laws, and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home, 914 W. Main St., Middleville, Michigan, with Rev. Karl Bashlor officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 45 will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Hank’s family.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Beeler-Gores Funeral Home
    914 West Main Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Beeler-Gores Funeral Home
    914 West Main Street
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  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    East Main Street
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sandy obst

Posted at 11:33am
When family is many miles away, it was always a comfort to see a familiar face, and a warm greeting from Mr. Dykstra (as I always called him) he exuded warmth and kindness whenever I was fortunate enough to see him. Hugs and peace to Linda "Mrs. Dykstra" Lori, and family. Sincerely, Sandy (Harrison) Obst


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Grandma & Grandpa - I love you both dearly and forever.
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Grandpa Hank gave the best hugs ever.. He will truly be missed
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