David Martin Dykstra, age 73, passed away on April 24, 2020. David leaves behind his beloved wife of twenty-one years, Patricia Bue Dykstra. Loving father of Amy Page, Dana (Tim) Drabek, Jamie (Al) Woo, Erin (Erick) Galason, Ashley, and Katie. Dear...
David Martin Dykstra, age 73, passed away on April 24, 2020. David leaves behind his beloved wife of twenty-one years, Patricia Bue Dykstra. Loving father of Amy Page, Dana (Tim) Drabek, Jamie (Al) Woo, Erin (Erick) Galason, Ashley, and Katie. Dearest stepfather of Dawn Rehus, Dianna Kunz, Alisa (Thomas) Minarik, Thomas (Theresa) Frachalla, and Cheri Keske. Proud grandfather of many. Beloved brother of Richard (Cheryl) Dykstra and his sisters Tess (Bill) Beukema, Diane (Richard) Wendt, and Pearl (Dave) Decker. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Cathy (nee Beard) Dykstra and his wife Linda. He was also preceded in death by his parents David and Pearl (Biancarelli) Dykstra.
Dave was born in Chicago, he was a proud business owner of D.M. Dykstra Company and Torvac, active member of the Old Neighborhood Italian American Club, Kiwanis Club, Member of Screen Actors Guild, Blue Island Chamber of Commerce, Plumbers Union 130 UA, and a proud Army Veteran serving in the Illinois National Guard.
Dave was a devoted father and husband. He enjoyed being with family, friends, and helping others. He touched many lives with his love and laughter. He will live in our hearts forever.
Due to social distancing requirements in place with the COVID-19 pandemic, a drive-thru viewing for friends and family to be able to pay their final respects to David will be held at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All people paying their respects are asked to remain in their cars at all times while in line at the funeral home and follow signage in the funeral home parking lot.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel. While this service is limited to David's immediate family, a live-stream will be available. Please visit Dave's Obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the funeral service.
Live-Stream Begins May 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials to your favorite charity are appreciated.
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Our deepest condolences to Trish and the entire family! Life will not be the same without Dave but he will live on through all the memories that each of us that knew him were blessed to make! Dave loved and welcomed EVERYONE! Sit down, have a drink and eat! Oh, don't go! His laugh will linger on always as will his generosity and love for life! When asked if Dave ever wished he had a son he said, "I wouldn't change a thing"! Oh, how he loved his 6 girls, Trish's family and all those grandkids! The thing I loved most about Dave was how happy he made our dear friend, Trish. And she did the exact same for him! I will always be grateful they shared their love and their lives with each of us! Dave will never be forgotten, truly one of a kind! To God be the glory for sending us Dave!
Cheers to a life well lived and loved!
Jeff and Karin xoxoxo
This letter is from my parents Joe and Joyce Ippolito ..I would like to say a few words about my best friend Dave.
Life has brought many twists and turns to my life in my 73 years.One of the great things was meeting Dave and Trish. Cousin Danny and Lynn introduced us about 4 or 5 years ago and we soon became great friends.
Dave's humor generosity kindness and love of family ran a parallel to mine. We were raised with the same kind of values of love and friendship.Family and friends were of the utmost importance to us.
We had many good times and laughs that they are hard to remember. It was one laugh after the next. We were always out talking each other and our loving wives just rolled there eyes in disbelief.. Dave had so much life love and humor that he was always a joy to be around.
We were very fortunate to have Dave and Trish as our dear friends. Dave we will miss you dearly, your smile ,your friendship and your love of family and life.
Goodbye old friend. Keep the Angels laughing in heaven. Like they say SEE YA WHEN I SEE YA.
YOUR FRIENDS. Joe and Joyce
To Trish and family our deepest sympathy. We will miss Dave, his funny personality and the good times we had together as a group. He was a very generous guy, especially to the Italian Club, always volunteering when needed. A beautiful person, who’s life ended too soon. Love, Rich $ Maria DeFrancisco
To our cousins, it saddens us to learn of Dave's passing. Memories dating back to State Fair visits filled with love, laughter and much fun.
We had a single skeleton key for the basement door and Dave was intent on adding it to his collection. Every visit was another chance for him to abscond with it! Mom was always after him to "put it back."
Your Bucari cousins sent our condolences, prayers and many hugs to all our family.
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