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category: Obituary, date: 2013-05-09, by Avon SD
Steve Lou Dykstra
Steve Lou Dykstra(October 17, 1955 - May 9, 2013)

Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, May 13, 2013 at Avon High School in Avon. Burial is in the church cemetery, rural Avon. A prayer service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Avon at 7 PM, Sunday. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner is in charge of arrangements.

Steve Lou Dykstra was born October 17, 1955 at Tyndall, SD the son of Louis and Arlene (Brandt) Dykstra. Steve died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Avon, SD.

Steve graduated from Avon High School in 1973 and attended the University of South Dakota/Springfield for one year. He worked for Schuh Electric and then Baumgartner Electric in Sioux Falls.

He married Beth Gau on July 28, 1979. They moved to Ft. Collins, CO, where he worked for Jack's Electric. They moved back to South Dakota where he worked for Muth Electric in Mitchell and then Turner-Hutchinson in Marion. He has spent the past 18 years working for Northwestern Public Service in the Avon area.

Steve will be remembered for his love for his family, spending time with them and watching his kids play sports. He also loved hunting, fishing, gun collecting, the Green Bay Packers and Oklahoma Sooners.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Beth of Avon; three children: Robyn and husband Chad Urban of Sioux Falls; Drew and wife Alicia Dykstra of Avon; Matt Dykstra of Mitchell; one granddaughter, Mariah Urban of Sioux Falls; mother, Arlene Dykstra of Avon; four brothers: Keith and wife Julie of Renner; Jeff and wife Dana of Pierre; Greg of Pierre; Robert and wife Sue of Brandon; sister, Ronda and husband Chuck May of Brookings; mother-in-law, Marilyn Larson of Lake Andes; and many nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his infant son, Derrick and father, Louis.

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