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Don "Daffy" Dykstra

Don "Daffy" Dykstra

Don "Daffy" Dykstra, the son of Charley and Anna (Andringa) Dykstra, was born on March 8, 1938. His childhood years were spent in Hospers, IA, where he attended Hospers Christian School; graduating from Hospers Public High School in 1955.

Daffy passed away at his home in Sheldon on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 76. His celebration of life will begin with a visitation at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheldon, IA on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will also be at St. Paul's Lutheran on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shareene; two brothers: Gary Dykstra and Dick Dykstra; three brothers-in-law: Simon DeBoer, Walt Vander Plaats, and John Holtrop; and one nephew, Brian Vander Plaats.

Survivors include his daughters: Donna (Mark) Kock of Sioux City, IA, Dawn (Dave) Schwarz of Worthington, MN; three grandchildren: Jenna Kock of Sioux City, IA, Justin Schwarz of Worthington, MN and Kayla and Brandon Jensen of Larchwood, IA; one great-grandchild, Aubryn Jensen of Larchwood, IA; special friend, Lori Muilenburg of Sheldon, IA, and her three children: Lesa (Dennis) Kruger of Sheldon, IA, Doug (Deb) Muilenburg of Sioux City, IA, and Julie (Paul) Carlson of Sioux City, IA; ten step-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; eight siblings and their spouses: Wilma DeBoer of Sheldon, IA, Jesse Vander Plaats of Sanborn, IA, Jim (Elizabeth) Dykstra of Orange City, IA, Julia Dykstra of Sheldon, IA, Hank (Joyce) Dykstra of Orange City, IA, Hilda Holtrop of Sheldon, IA and Betty (Herm) Cooper of Orange City, IA; sisters-in-law: Julie Ann (Larry) Delperdang, Marjean (Sebastian) Dattolico and families of Sioux City, IA; other relatives and many friends.