Larry Dykstra

  • Born: July 18, 1938
  • Died: October 10, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Dale Dykstra, born July 18, 1938 to Jack and Kay Dykstra, passed away on October 10, 2020, at the age of 82. He attended Holland Christian High School and graduated from Hope College; grew up at 14th St and Faith CRC in Holland and later directed choir at Maplewood Church. In 1966 he became a member, liturgist and tenor in the choir of Second Reformed Church in Zeeland. He had a passion for music and often performed with the Zeeland Chorus in their Christmas performances of "The Messiah", which he enjoyed doing with all his heart.

Larry's business ventures over the years often took him far from home; but the love of family, friends, and the lure of Lake Michigan always brought him back to his roots. Lover of wooden boats, expert rope splicer, "Dutch Bingo" enthusiast and local history buff, Larry always had a story to swap or a project that needed some more work.

He was lovingly cared for by his wife of 61 years, Patricia; brother to Marilyn (Gordon) Grevengoed and Calvin (Linda) Dykstra; brother-in-law to Gilbert (Fran Lannin) Vanden Berg and Dad to Denise Dykstra and Tom (Sheryl) Dykstra, grandpa to Alex Dekker (Willow Meyer), Jessica (Steven) Tubergen, Kyle (Chelsea) Dykstra, Kelsey (Nathan) Docken, and Emily Dykstra. Great Grandpa to Taylor and Addison Tubergen, Ellyson and Dreyson Dykstra and Uncle to his very special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Holland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We send our deepest sympathies and hold our fondest memories of Larry in our hearts.

Posted by Ken and Patti Bing - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss!

Posted by Beth Ayers - HOLLAND, MI   October 22, 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed being your neighbors when we were growing up. Larry was a wonderful man and we always liked his boats. I loved a note Denise had posted, "that your dad and our dad could be working on a project together in Heaven." That is such a wonderful thought. Thinking of you, The Graveling kids and spouses.

Posted by Graveling Kids - Zeeland, MI - Neighbor   October 18, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Larry's death. Although we had not been in touch for many years, I always enjoyed visiting with him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Posted by Thomas Folkert - Kalamazoo, MI - Friend   October 11, 2020

His love for Chris Craft and the many stories we always great

Posted by David Fagerstrom - Family   October 11, 2020

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