Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Dykstra, 82, of Orange City, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Facility in Sioux Center.
Elizabeth was born June 1, 1923, at Orange City, the daughter of Martin and Gertrude (Siebersma) De Jager. She was raised in Orange City, where she graduated from the Christian School.
On Dec. 6, 1944, she married Albert John Dykstra at Orange City. They made their home at Orange City until 1956, when they moved to a farm near Struble. She was a homemaker and helped with many farm chores there. Also, she was a waitress at the American Legion Bowling Alley in Orange City, an Avon representative for over 20 years, and was a housekeeper in private homes in Le Mars and Orange City.
"Al" died July 17, 1994, at their farm home. "Lipi," as she was known, then returned to Orange City. In February 2000, she became a resident of the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City, and on July 29 of this year, she transferred to the Sioux Center Nursing Facility.
She was a member of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church, where she participated in a Bible study. For many years, she belonged to the First Reformed Church in Orange City. She enjoyed socializing with her family and friends.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Perry and Valerie Dykstra, of Le Mars; her daughter and her husband, Marvella and Larry Landman, of Doon; 10 grandchildren, Shawn, and her husband, Layne Smith, Jason Dykstra, Rachel, and her husband, Nick Stroh, Jeremy Dykstra, and his wife, Danielle, Tiffany Dykstra, Alisha Dykstra, Christy, and her husband, Randy Groen, Andrew Landman, and his wife, Rachel, Douglas Landman and Mike Landman, and his wife, Kari; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Dena De Jager and Rose Dykstra; and many nephews and nieces, including a special niece and her husband, Rena and Glenn Lyons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Cheryl (Van Regenmorter) Dykstra; five sisters, Grace De Vos, Lucy Ennema, Etta De Jong, Jeanette Den Hartog, and Harriet Wassenaar, and a brother, Steven De Jager.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. David Heilman and the Rev. Paul Bakker will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Memorials will be directed to the Orange City Christian School and the Calvary Christian Reformed Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at oolman.com.