John Dykstra

Died: Fri., May 17, 2019


Private Committal


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John G. Dykstra, 98, of Wapello, died May 17, 2019, at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction. Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  A private graveside service will be held, with burial in the Wapello Cemetery.

John was born February 24, 1921, in Oskaloosa Iowa, the son of Cornelius and Florence Jones Dykstra.  He graduated from Columbus Junction High School, and he later attended short courses at Iowa State University.   He was a WW II Veteran, serving in the Army Signal Corp in France and Germany during his three and a half years of service.  He was united in marriage to Gerdena Steenhoek in Prairie City, Iowa in 1946.

John was the Louisa County Assessor for nearly thirty years before retiring to the family farm near Wapello.  He was awarded the designation of Certified Assessment Evaluators by the International Association of Assessing Officers in Toronto in 1966.
  
He was a former member of the United Presbyterian Church.  John was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, and his parents.

John is survived by four children, Stuart (Kathy) Dykstra of Rifle, CO; Sherry (Robert) Lindsay of Bettendorf, IA; Linda (Gary) Neymeyer of Bella Vista, AR; and Marcia (Craig) Miller of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

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