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Raymond J. Dykstra

July 4, 1928 June 8, 2024
Raymond J. Dykstra
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Obituary for Raymond J. Dykstra

RAYMOND J. DYKSTRA, 95, of Morrison, IL, formerly of Fulton and Thomson, IL, died Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Resthave Home in Morrison.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the First Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, officiated by Rev. Chuck Huckaby. There will be a visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, June 17th at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery. Memorials to First Reformed Church and Resthave Home have been established.

Raymond was born July 4, 1928, in Thomson, IL, to Ren and Ella (Balk) Dykstra. He was educated in the Thomson School system. On October 25, 1949 he married Thelma M. Kettler in Fulton. She passed away on January 1, 2019. Raymond and his wife farmed for 40 years in the rural Fulton and Thomson areas, until retiring in 1990. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton, and had served for many years on the Consistory as a deacon and elder. He was also a former member of Gideon’s International. Raymond had served as a director of the Carroll County Live Stock Feeders Association and also a Trustee of the Thomson Fire Department. Together he and Thelma were active with volunteering. They delivered Meals On Wheels to the locals, and while enjoying their winter trips to Texas he volunteered building homes in Mexico with Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Greg) Cravatta of Genoa, IL; three sons, Randall (Karen) Dykstra of Fulton, Allen (Nancy) Dykstra of Morrison, Edward Dykstra of Thomson; eight grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters, and one on the way.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; three sisters and their spouses, Eleanor (Herman) Jansma, Lola (Roland) Klimstra and Anna (LeRoy) Rus; two brothers and their spouses, Clifford (Evelyn) Dykstra and Roy (Helen) Dykstra; a brother-in-law and his wife, Clarence “Clink” (Jeanne) Kettler; a special friend, Judy Adolph.

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5:00 PM 6/17/2024 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/17/2024 8:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States





10:00 AM 6/18/2024 10:00:00 AM
First Reformed Church

510 15th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

First Reformed Church
510 15th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Reformed Church

510 15th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Resthave Home

408 Maple Ave
Morrison, IL 61270

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