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Vickie Dykstra

January 22, 1955 - October 3, 2022
From: Littleton, CO | Originally: Everly, IA
Vickie Dykstra

Vickie Dykstra

Born: January 22, 1955
Died: October 3, 2022
Age: 67

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     Vickie Pauline Dykstra, daughter of Lester William and Barbara Lou (Kimball) Dykstra, was born January 22, 1955, in Spencer, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of May City, IA.  Her elementary school years were first spent in Harris, IA, where she was a junior baton twirler.  She moved to a farm outside Everly, IA during her fourth grade year. She was active in a broad range of school activities, participated in both girls' and boys' 4-H, gave presentations at the Clay County Fair and Iowa State Fair, and served as church organist throughout high school. She was a graduate of the Everly High School Class of 1973. Vickie earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Iowa State University before computers were cool. Army ROTC helped her through college and provided a mastery of riflery; she later tried her hand at big game hunting. She worked in the computer field as a programmer, project manager, and systems analyst with several international companies.  
     Vickie was dedicated to her beloved family, her beloved canine companions, her church, and to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She loved to sing and was part of the Praise Hymn Singers at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames, IA, during her college years. She sang with the Cherry Hills Community Church choir in Highlands Ranch, CO, for many years, including Christmas at the Ranch and Easter concerts. Church small groups, Bible studies, and many other church activities were precious to her.
     Vickie loved the simple pleasures of life . . . a good cup of coffee, a good game of cards, a good Broncos football game, and a good worship service and sermon. An avid reader and learner, she loved bowling and the outdoors--Alpine skiing, hiking, and golfing, and even tried skydiving a time or two.
     Vickie passed away of natural causes and went to join that Heavenly choir on October 3, 2022. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, David Dykstra; and her precious canine companions, Sonny, Buddy the First, Penny, Skylar, and Buddy the Second.
     She is survived by her mother; one brother, Mark (Cheryl) Dykstra of Chelsea, MI; two sisters, Kay (Mark) Black of Palmer, AK; Connie (Steve) Swan of Jackson, WY and Dickens, IA; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Vickie had a heart for giving and volunteering, and was passionate about helping hurting souls and animals. Memorials will be directed toward animal adoption centers and her church.
SERVICES
Memorial services will be held 4:00 P.M., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer
OFFICIATING
Pastor Michael McGinley
INTERMENT
First Reformed Church
Rural Everly, Iowa
5:00 P.M., Saturday, October 8, 2022

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the Swan Family Farm near Dickens following the graveside services.

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Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“She was a wonderful friend a heart of gold she will be missed”
- Charity
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:50 AM
“Dear Dykstra Family, May God grant you peace and comfort knowing the promise of eternal glory. So great is His unfailing love. My sympathies and prayers. ”
- LyNae Schleyer (Nielsen)
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:54 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to you Barb, Connie, Kay, Mark, and families in the loss of your daughter/sister. It has been years since I had last seen her but remember her from several family reunions. I was saddened to hear of her passing and wish that I was able to be there on Saturday. I am thinking of you all in this time of loss. ”
- Rick Kimball
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:06 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Vickie's passing. Although we didn't keep in touch after high school, I have thought of her often through the years. I always gave her credit for me passing geomerty, she was such a great person. I remember going home with her once and they had the biggest dog I had ever seen!! And they had a piano! And knew how to play it! A day couldn't get much better than that, I thought anyway. These were some of my great memories. I have learned through the years that to cherish memories helps us feel close to them, still. I am sure she will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers with you all. ”
- Jody Paulsen Leuer
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:06 PM
“Connie & family...so very sorry for your loss. Thinking about all of you in the days ahead. Prayers!”
- Tim & Julie Fairchild
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:54 AM
“Aunt Barbara, Connie, Kay, Mark, and Families ~ I was so sad to hear of Vickie’s passing. Blessings and Prayers, Love and Hugs for Peace and Comfort at this difficult time ~”
- Molly Mulqueen
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:54 AM
“Connie, so sorry to hear about your sister Vickie. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family. Steve and Linda”
- Linda Pitt
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:43 PM
“to family of Vickie Dykstra. You have my sympathy. I became friends with Vickie over 50 years ago when we met in high school days through 4-H. She was a sweetheart full of fun and loved by everyone blessed to know her. May you find comfort in happy memories and in knowing “Miss Vickie” is safe in heaven. God’s peace. La Vonne Anderson”
- La Vonne (Salton) Anderson
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:11 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with Vickie’s family and I will always remember what a good friend she was to me in High School. I know God is holding her close.”
- Kerry (Sullivan) Thornell
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:11 PM
“To the family of Vickie Dykstra…Barb, Connie, Steve and family…so sad to hear/see this…sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your loving daughter/sister…uplifting prayers, may Jesus wrap His loving arms around you giving Strength, Comfort, and Peace that only He can give thru the difficult days and times ahead…what Comfort it gives knowing Jesus calls His children home eternally with Joy forever…It is with regret to not be with your family for this Celebration of Life, only thru thoughts and prayer…(((Hugs))) Judy and Clayton Henrichsen ”
- JudyHenrichsen
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 10:08 AM
“Our sincerest condolences for your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.”
- Della Woods Jeffrey
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 9:45 AM
“Connie and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. Please know that we are thinking of you all. 🙏”
- Becky Hyatt
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Connie and family.
Ron n I are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you at this time. Ron n Connee Woods”
- Connee Woods
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Our sympathy to Vickie’s family.”
- Colleen and Bill Gerdeman
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