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Northland News
Washburn, Wisconsin

OBITUARY ~ DOROTHY HELEN (FLOHRA) DYKSTRA

October 7, 1914 ~ April 18, 2011

Dorothy Helen DYKSTRA, age 96, of Washburn, WI died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn.

She was born October 7, 1914 in Union County, Iowa the daughter of Albert & Minnie Mae (SHIELDS) FLOHRA.

She attended school in Ellston, IA and nursing school in Des Moines, IA. On April 3, 1938 she married Sylvannus "Dyke" DYSTRA Sr. in Lancaster, MO. Dorothy worked as a registered nurse in Des Moines, IA, Grinell, IA and McNary, AZ before moving to the Chicago, IL area, where she lived for about 30 years. In 1975 she moved to Washburn, WI where she and her husband owned and operated the Redwood Motel until their retirement.

Dorothy was an active member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Washburn and of the Washburn Civic Club. Her hobbies included traveling and trailer camping around the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.

Surviving are her three sons, S. Peter (Gayle) DYKSTRA Jr. of Washburn, WI, Douglas DYKSTRA of Boulder City, NV & John (Dixie) DYKSTRA of Herbster, WI; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jay, Jason, Aaron & Tanya; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvannus "Dyke" DYKSTRA on March 25, 1997; two brothers, Donald & Russell FLOHRA; grandparents; and other relatives.

There will be no visitation or memorial service at this time. A family graveside and inurnment will take place in Iowa at a later date.

Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.

To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011

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