Obituaries

Nadine Dykstra

Nadine Dykstra age 55 of George, IA died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Funeral service will be 1:30 PM Friday, Feb. 1st at Hope Reformed Church in George, IA, with Rev. Dave Poppen officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 31st from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hope Reformed Church in George.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

Nadine Sue (De Groot) Dykstra was born on April 5, 1957, the daughter of John and Evelyn (Schroder) De Groot in Sibley, IA. She grew up on a farm east of George, IA. She attended school in George and graduated from George High School in 1975. Following her graduation she was united in marriage to Kenneth Jay Dykstra on June 25, 1976 at the Hope Reformed Church rural George. To this union three children were born, Jennifer, Brad and Todd. The couple lived on a farm for a time and then moved into George in 1986. Nadine worked as a daycare provider for a while and managed the George pool for several years. She recently worked as a librarian at the George Little Rock Public School and the George Public Library. She was a member of the Hope Reformed Church, where she was active in the ladies circle and the church library. Nadine served on the George pool committee and was a member of a book club. She enjoyed reading and baking sweets for her family and friends. She loved spending time with her family and especially loved spoiling her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Nadine is survived by her three children, Jennifer (Dan) Helkenn, Brad Dykstra and Todd Dykstra and fiancé, Kim Krull all of George, IA; four grandchildren, Matthew, Garrett, Benjamin and Amelia Helkenn; four siblings, Darrell (Twyla) De Groot of Sheldon, IA, Dale De Groot of Prospect, KY, Carol (Arthur) Hovey of Seward, NE and Douglas (Kathy) De Groot of George, IA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelyn De Groot and husband, Kenneth.

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