In memory of

   Ruth Dykstra



Ruth Dykstra will celebrate her 84th birthday in her heavenly home. On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Mom went to be with her Lord and Savior.  Her loving husband, Pete, who has been by her side for 63 years, sat at her side one last time as God ushered her home.  She was surrounded by her family singing her favorite hymns as she left this temporary home to be welcomed into her everlasting mansion in glory. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She became dear to many people at the Holland Home and the volunteers of Hospice. Her family grew to love the people who cared so much for her during her sickness. Her sense of humor was evident to the very end and brings smiles to our faces even while we cry for our loss. We know she is smiling and laughing now that she has left all her pain behind. Mom was always busy with her hands knitting, quilting and crocheting. Her grandkids and great-grandkids have all been warmed by blankets and quilts made by Grama. Mom was never idle and even after their move to Holland Home seven years ago, she found work to do. She loved her job there as the receptionist a few nights a week and always had her yarn with her to keep her hands busy. Mom loved her family and was so proud of all the grandkids and their kids. We will all miss her and her funny remarks. We have all learned from her a lesson in facing your fears with the help of the Lord. She depended on God to see her through and He was by her side to the end. She will be lovingly missed by us all, her husband, Pete; her five sons and their wives, Don (Deb), Wes (Lou), Mike (Melinda), Mark (Sandra), Dean (Kay); 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren with another coming soon to continue the circle of life; her sisters and brothers, Evelyn Beukema, Alice (Robert) Pranger, Gerald (Betty) Zandstra, Oretta (John) Dykstra, Aljean (Morris) DeJonge, Albert (Wilma) Zandsta, Alfred (Marilyn) Zandstra; several nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at Holland Home Fulton Manor, 1450 East Fulton St., with Rev. Greg Lubbers and Rev. Harvey Kiekover officiating. Interment is in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Holland Home Resident Assistance Fund. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and Saturday before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holland Home Fulton Manor. We do not say good-bye, but as Mom loved to say "Catch ya later".

Lot Location  Veterans 273 D

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