Carol Dykstra Obituary

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Carol Lee Dykstra

July 17, 1947 - December 30, 2012
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Carol Feikema Dykstra, age 65 of Mesa, Arizona died Sunday December 30, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer. Carol Feikema Dykstra was born in Doon, Iowa on July 17, 1947. Her parents Andrew and Jecoba (Schreuder) Feikema farmed a half section north and east of Doon. Carol attended the Doon Christian School through the 7th grade at which time the family moved to Hills, Minnesota. By the early 1960s the family had moved to Denver, Colorado where Carol attended and graduated from Denver Christian High School. Carol returned to Iowa to attend Dordt College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She taught...
Carol Feikema Dykstra, age 65 of Mesa, Arizona died Sunday December 30, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Carol Feikema Dykstra was born in Doon, Iowa on July 17, 1947. Her parents Andrew and Jecoba (Schreuder) Feikema farmed a half section north and east of Doon. Carol attended the Doon Christian School through the 7th grade at which time the family moved to Hills, Minnesota. By the early 1960s the family had moved to Denver, Colorado where Carol attended and graduated from Denver Christian High School. Carol returned to Iowa to attend Dordt College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She taught at the Christian School in Rock Valley, Iowa before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1974 where she taught at the Phoenix Christian Grade School.

Carol married Peter Dykstra on July 16, 1977 and they made their home in Phoenix. After taking ten years off to raise her family, Carol returned to the classroom, teaching at the Chandler Christian School until she retired in 2009.

Carol is survived by her husband Peter: daughters Emily (James) Polcyn, Amanda (Ryan) Roop and Trudy Lynn: sisters Trudy (Daniel) Pfannenstiel, Andrea (Donald) Anderson, Kathryn (James) Jackson and one granddaughter Madeleine Rae Roop along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Alverna Ruth.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202. Committal Service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. A Memorial Service will be Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00pm with a reception following the service at Lakeshore Mortuary.

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