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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Al & Martha Wiegand
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
To Marcia and Linda ... Not long ago we had the nicest visit with your dad in his room at Col Jct. We are glad for the times we could go to the home place at Christmastime with a plate of goodies. Please let us know if you have a few minutes to stop by or meet us somewhere while you are back in Iowa. We would love to see you once again!
Al & Martha Wiegand

Gary Bilyeu
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
John Dykstra was a legend among assessment professionals. His method of equalizing farm buildings was just good common sense and eventually became the law of Iowa.

Sorry to hear his passing. Great man.

Gary Bilyeu
Story County Assessor 1982-2003

Patty Steiner
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
Linda and Marcia - sorry for your loss. I well remember visiting your parents at your home in the country many years ago. Sure would like to see you two again - if you'll be staying in the area for a few days. My sympathies to you all.

Jack and Shirley Samuels
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Dykstra Family,

Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.

John and Gerdens were wonderful neighbors and we always enjoyed visiting with them. They were special people and always ready to lend a helping hand.

May God grant each of you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

Blessings, Jack and Shirley

Debbie (Samuels) Smith
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
To the Dykstra Family

Sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was a good man. I will remember his love of nature, flowers, and horses. May all the memories you have bring you comfort and peace.

Debbie (Samuels) Smith

Randy Leonhard
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Stuart and family: I was very sorry to hear about your Dad , I had just stopped an talked with him maybe 3 weeks ago. So sorry this is how we end up communicating after so many years. Please accept our deepest condolences Randy an Susie Leonhard


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