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Marjorie E. Dykstra

July 4, 1936 — March 2, 2024

Sibley, Iowa

Marjorie E. Dykstra

Sibley, Iowa

            Marjorie Ellen (Kreykes) Dykstra, age 87, of Sibley (formerly of Akron and Sheldon) passed away on Saturday, March 2, at Sibley Specialty Care.  Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon with Rev. Brian Dunn, officiating.

            Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

            Visitation with family present will be from 10 A.M. until service time at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon.

 Marjorie Ellen (Kreykes) Dykstra, age 87, of Sibley (formerly of Akron and Sheldon) passed away on Saturday, March 2, at Sibley Specialty Care.  

      Margie was born on July 4, 1936, in the Lutheran Hospital in Sheldon, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Fred and Marge (Roetman) Kreykes.  She lived on a farm north of Sheldon and at the age of 9 she and her family moved to town when her brothers returned home from the armed services.  She attended Sheldon Christian grade school and Western Christian High School.  After her father passed away in 1953, she and her mother moved to Bellflower, California where she attended the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing attaining the degree of Registered Nurse.   She moved back to Sheldon with her mother and worked at the Sheldon Hospital and also graduated from Westmar College with a degree in psychology.  She married Jerold James Dykstra on August 17, 1959.  They lived in Akron, Iowa where she was the Director of Nursing along with her husband who was the Administrator of the Akron Hospital, and which later became a nursing home.  In 1985, she became a disaster worker for the American Red Cross, retiring in 2005.  She responded to over 75 national assignments working as a disaster nurse.  She was proud of her work helping many people put their lives back together after losing everything in a disaster.

      Margie was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron for 35 years and later a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.  She was a member of the GFWCIA Friendship and Service Club for over 50 years.

     In 2014 she moved to the Christian Retirement Home with her husband.  Jerold passed away in 2016.  Margie moved to Fieldcrest and after suffering a stroke in 2022, she moved to Sibley Specialty Care.

     Left to survive her is her sister-in-law, Lois Kreykes of Sheldon and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, her parents and Jerold’s parents, Bert and Winnie (Grassmid) Dykstra.  She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, John and his wife Della, Gerald, Elmer and his wife June and Frank and his wife Annabel.

 

 

In Loving Memory Of

Marjorie Ellen (Kreykes) Dykstra

 

Born:  July 4, 1936

Passed Away:  March 2, 2024

Age:  87 Years, 7 Months, and 28 days

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 11:00 A.M.

Andringa Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa

 

OFFICIATING

Rev. Brian Dunn

 

CONGREGATIONAL SONGS

Keyboardist:  Lori DeJong

“When Peace Like A River”

“Amazing Grace”

 

CASKET BEARERS

Loren Kreykes                                    Rick Kreykes

Fred Kreykes                                     Butch Kramer

 

INTERNMENT

East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa

 

In lieu of flowers, Margie would be honored to have donations sent to the American Red Cross.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the 

Andringa Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon

1601 Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon

1601 Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

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