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“Sympathy to Phyllis in the loss of your brother. May the Lord strengthen you in the days ahead. Wilma ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Wilma V D Linden - Kenneth, MN

“Uncle Larry you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for Aunt LaVon and Family. Barbara & Jimmy ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: James & Barbara Cruz - Niece

“Lavon - Many thoughts and prayers have been with you since Larry's accident. My sympathies to the family. Lean on your family, friends AND...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Deb Brunk - acquaintance

“Our sympathy to your family LaVon from our family.I think of you and Larry and the others that attended Bigelow Christian School many years ago.I...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Joel And Ada Hoogendoorn [Ahlers]

“Sincere condolences to Larry's family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Barb (Vogel) Bucher

Larry A. Dykstra, age 65, of Bigelow, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Sanford Worthington Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at First Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Gary Van Heukelom and Rev. Ron Lammers officiating.

Burial will be at 1:45 P.M. Saturday at Worthington Memorial Gardens in Worthington, Minnesota.

Visitation will be Friday, February 17, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Larry Alvin Dykstra was born on March 2, 1946, in Worthington, Minnesota. He was the son of Leonard and Alice (Damstra) Dykstra. He lived his youth in rural Bigelow, Minnesota and attended the Bigelow Christian Grade School and Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa. Larry served in the United States Army, for one tour of duty, during the Vietnam Conflict, and was honorably discharged.
He was united in marriage to LaVon Vellema of Bigelow, Minnesota on August 4, 1966, in Bigelow. They lived and farmed on the family farm, in rural Bigelow, until 2007 when they moved into Bigelow.
Larry was a member of Bigelow Community Church.
He enjoyed playing cards with his friends, hunting, fishing and camping with his family in Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.
Larry will be remembered as an optimistic person who enjoyed his family, visiting with family, friends and total strangers, and being on the farm.
He passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Sanford Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 45 years: LaVon Dykstra of Bigelow, MN; his daughter: Tamara Dykstra of Rock Valley, IA; his son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Tanya Dykstra of Sibley, IA and their children: Tanner and Makya Dykstra; one brother: Herb and Ardis Dykstra of Gilbert, AZ; two sisters: Grace and Roger Silvis of Bigelow, MN, Phyllis and Paul Vander Linden of Ashton, IA; brother-in-law: Peter Weg of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters-in-law: Ercell Dykstra of Worthington, MN, Trudy Dykstra of Sibley, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Joyce Weg; 3 brothers: David Dykstra, Robert Dykstra and one infant brother.

In Loving Memory Of
Larry Alvin Dykstra
Born: March 2, 1946
Passed Away: February 15, 2012
Age: 65 years, 11 months and 13 days

Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 11:00 A.M.
First Reformed Church, Sibley, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 10:45 A.M.

Rev. Ron Lammers and Rev. Gary Van Heukelom

Organist: Deb Hulstein
Special Music by Matt Russell
Congregational Songs
Processional: "How Great Thou Art" # 16
During the service: "Because He Lives" # 275
"Praise The Lord With The Sound Of Trumpet" sheet music
Recessional: "Amazing Grace" # 299
USHER: Rod Hulstein

Brad Dykstra Jeff Dykstra
Scott Dykstra Troy Dykstra
Terry Gleason Shawn Haken
Bob Paplow Marlin Silvis
Don Weg

1:45 P.M.
Worthington Memorial Gardens, Worthington, Minnesota

American Legion Calvin Knuth Post # 5
Worthington, Minnesota, Commander: Verlyn Ostren

Following the Funeral Service, the family invites all
for fellowship and lunch at the church.

Andringa Funeral Home, Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director

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Andringa Funeral Home
422 9th Street Sibley, IA 51249
Tel. (712) 754-4631
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