David “Dave” L. DeKok
Funeral services for Dave L. DeKok, age 83, of Archer who passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Archer Reformed Church with Pastor Milt Sikkema ~ officiating.
Private family burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Archer Reformed Church in Archer, Iowa.
Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
David L. DeKok
November 30, 1939
January 23, 2023
11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Archer Reformed Church; Archer, Iowa
Rev. Milt Sikkema ~ Officiating
“To God Be The Glory”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Pianist: Michelle DeKok
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Olivia Dodds Christina Moyer Emma DeKok
Taylor DeKok Will DeKok
Noah DeKok Alec DeKok
Jarron Clark Kellen DeKok
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Private Family Graveside
East Lawn Cemetery
After today’s service the family invites family and friends
to join them in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon.
David Leroy DeKok, the son of Daniel and Irene (DeYoung) DeKok, was born November 30, 1939, at home just north of Archer, Iowa. Dave never lived more than 2 miles from the place he was born.
Dave grew up as a typical farm kid. He loved horses and hated the chickens. He attended the Archer school and graduated from Archer High School in 1958.
David was united in marriage to the love of his life, Barbara Kaiser, on March 15th, 1961. They were blessed with three wonderful sons in the 6 years that followed – Steve, Jeff, and Scott. Dave and Barb were married for 22,595 days and not one went past without Dave telling Barb how much he loved her.
Dave helped his dad on the farm, but he was also quite a talker and liked to meet new people. This combination led Dave into the career that would bring him joy for many years, the siding and window business. In 1995, Dave and his sons started DK Plastics. Dave enjoyed telling people that our plastic is everywhere. “From a hog house to a lady’s purse, and everything in between.”
Dave’s hobbies included talking to people in his office, talking to the guys at work, talking over coffee uptown, talking on the phone, and singing. Dave was part of the Archer Gospel Quartet family. Dave, Myron, George, and Virgil were like brothers. They might disagree but they always ended up loving each other.
Dave’s love for the Lord was undeniable and contagious. He was a life-long member of the Archer Reformed Church. He enjoyed serving both the local church and the Reformed Church in America. Anyone who attended his High School Sunday School class knows the answer to question number one of the Heidelberg Catechism. “What is your only comfort life and in death?” They also all knew his favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:5-6.
Dave is survived by his wife, Barbara; their children, Steve and Diana DeKok, Jeff and Michelle DeKok, and Scott and Angie DeKok; their grandchildren Taylor and Sintija DeKok, Will and Laura DeKok, Olivia and Alec Dodds, Christina and Danial Moyer, Ellie and Nick Punchard, Noah and Nathalie DeKok, Alec DeKok, Jarron Clark, Kellen DeKok and Emma DeKok; great grandchildren, David, Kaia, Noah Roy, Samuel, Violet and Eleanor; his brother Rev. Donald and Susan DeKok, and other relatives and friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel, and Irene; his sister, Margene “Midge” and her husband Donald Andringa; and nephews Mike Andringa and Brent DeKok.