Garden Chapel

Gertrude Dykstra

March 24, 2011
Pella, Iowa

1:30 P.M., Monday, March 28, 2011
 Covenant Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Begins at 10:30 A.M., Sunday, March 27, 2011
with family present 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Hospice of Pella
Covenant Reformed Church-Seek & Serve

Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Gertrude Dykstra

May 17, 1919 - March 24, 2011

Gertrude Blommers Dykstra was born May 17, 1919, to Benjamin Thomas and Tillie De Wit Blommers near Pella, Iowa. She received her early education at the Wheat Grow and Flint Ridge Country Schools near her home. 

On June 7, 1941, Gertrude was united in marriage with Paul E. Dykstra, son of Peter J. and Zwannetta Vischer Dykstra, in Kirksville, Missouri. Gertrude and Paul were blessed with four children: Kenneth, Evelyn, Eileen, and Elaine.

Gertrude made profession of faith at the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella of which she was a member most of her life. She later became a member of the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella. She was active in Bible Studies and Ladies Aid.

She was employed at the Rolscreen Company, now known as Pella Corporation, for over fourteen years. She was also employed at Hilltop South for six years.

Gertrude enjoyed being a mother and housewife. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and was blessed when they came to visit. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially the farm; she also enjoyed embroidery and baking goodies for her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters and their families; sisters-in-law: Ruth Blommers, Viola Vander Linden, and Jeanette Dykstra; brother-in-law, Glen Erickson; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her parents-in-law; her husband, Paul, in 1997; son Kenneth, in 2008; and her brothers: Dave, Marvin, and Gysbert Blommers.

Gertrude's children and their families:

Evelyn Williams - Pella, Iowa
            Greg and Beth Williams
                        Levi Williams, Zach Williams
                        Caleb Klyn, Carson Klyn

The late Kenneth Dykstra
            Ryan Dykstra and fiance Laura
            Dan Dykstra

Eileen Van Weelden - Pella, Iowa
            Doug Verros
                        Ashley Verros
            Mike Verros
            Brad Van Weelden
                        Devon Van Weelden
                        Joel Van Weelden

Elaine Vos - Kalamazoo, Michigan
            Nathan and Brandy Vos
                        Seth Vos and  Paul Vos
            Josh and Catherine Vos
                        Michael, Grace, Joseph Vos

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