James L. Dykstra, age 65, of Reeseville, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Beaver Dam Hospital in Beaver Dam.
There will be a memorial gathering at Faith Community Church, 401 Stone Street in Beaver Dam, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 2:50 p.m. A memorial service will follow at church on Thursday beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Larry Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Reeseville Cemetery.
James was born on June 13, 1952 in Sheldon, Iowa to Frank and Aletha (Luitjens) Dykstra. On May 25, 1974, he was united in marriage with Joan Tamminga in Friesland, Wisconsin. Jim was a graduate of South Dakota State University Pharmacy School. In 1976, he purchased Abel Drug Store in Reeseville, which became Village Pharmacy, and he was the area pharmacist until he retired in November of 2014. Jim loved his Lord, loved his family and friends, and loved to fish. He was a member of Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Dykstra of Reeseville; two children, Joshua (Shanna) Dykstra of Mayville and Jill Dykstra of Israel; three grandchildren, Julian, Laci, and Tessa Dykstra; his mother, Aletha Dykstra of Colorado Springs, CO; his sister, Pat (Wayne) DeKam of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters-in-law, Joyce Van Buren of Brandon and June Tamminga of Friesland; special friends, Abby and Emma Kooiman; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Dykstra.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in James Dykstra’s name to Faith Community Christian Reformed Church, memo: Jill Dykstra Israel.