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Zwaantje (Minnie) van de Weerd

Dochter van Hendrik (Henry) van de Weerd en Jannigje (Jennie) Vonk, geboren 3-2-1895 19:30 NL Bennekom [44], overleden 6-2-1988 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven USA IA Rock Valley Valley View Cemetery

Trouwt 19-3-1915 USA IA Rock Valley Henry Franken, zoon van Aalt Franken en Hendrikje Klein, geboren 12-4-1896 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 31-3-1969 USA IA Hawarden en begraven USA IA Rock Valley Valley View Cemetery


  1. Jennie H Franken, geboren 8-12-1919 USA IA Perkins, overleden 6-8-2016 USA IA Hawarden en begraven USA IA Rock Valley Valley View Cemetery
    trouwt John Van Egdom, zoon van Peter Van Egdom en Jennie Herman, geboren 15-3-1917 USA IA Sioux County, overleden 1-1983 USA IA en begraven USA IA Rock Valley Valley View Cemetery
  2. Helena J Franken, geboren 7-7-1923 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 12-9-2005 USA IA Rock Valley en begraven Valley View Cemetery
    trouwt 19-3-1946 USA IA Inwood Gerrit Henry Dykstra, zoon van John T Dykstra en Ziena Vugetveen, geboren 1-9-1917 USA IA Inwood, overleden 21-2-2011 en USA IA Rock Valley en begraven Valley View Cemetery
  3. Allen Franken
  4. James (Jim) Franken
  5. Bernard (Bernie) Franken
    trouwt Judy NN


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Obituaries of Helena and Gerrit

Helena Dykstra, 82, of Rock Valley died Monday, September 12, at Valley Manor in Rock Valley. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Reformed Church in Inwood with the Rev. Bill Donkersloot officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley. Visitation will be Wednesday, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.

Mrs. Dykstra was born July 7, 1923, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Vande Weerd) Franken. The family moved near Fairview, South Dakota, where she attended school.

She married Gerrit Dykstra on March 19, 1946, in Inwood. They farmed southeast of Inwood and later northwest of Rock Valley until moving into Rock Valley in 1982. She was a Foster Grandparent for more than 15 years. She moved to Valley Manor on February 14, 2005.

She is survived by her husband, of Rock Valley; two daughters, Glenda (Larry) Warner of Larchwood and Karla (Fred) Van Kley of Rock Valley; two sons, Kevin (Lorri) Dykstra of Rock Valley and Curt (Julie) Dykstra of Parker, South Dakota; a brother, Bernie (Judy) Franken of Sioux Center; a sister, Jennie Van Egdom of Hawarden; two sisters-in-law, Margaret and Irene Franken, both of Sioux Falls; 11 grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Jim Franken.

Memorials may be directed to Foster Grandparents.

Sioux Center News 2005-09-14.

Gerrit Dykstra, 93, died Monday February 21, 2011 at Whispering Heights, Rock Valley. Memorial Service will be 10:30 am Friday at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley. Burial will be prior at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday with family present 6:30-8 pm at Porter Funeral Home.

Gerrit Henry Dykstra was born September 1, 1917 on the homestead near Inwood, son of John and Ziena (Vugteveen) Dykstra. He served in the Army Airforce during WW II. Gerrit married Helena Franken on March 19, 1946 at Inwood. Together they farmed SE of Inwood and later NW of Rock Valley until retiring to Rock Valley in 1982. Gerrit enjoyed tending to the garden and lawn chores, and playing cards with his friends. Helena died September 12, 2005.

Gerrit moved to Whispering Heights May 3, 2010. Gerrit was an avid Vikings Fan. He and his family made many trips to the dome in Minneapolis. He also loved baseball and especially the Twins. In his younger years he and his two brothers played on the country team. They would play in pasture against the town team. Sports were a big part of his life and he spent many hours watching them on television. He always would share his coaching opinion.

Suvivors are his daughters, Glenda (Larry) Warner of Larchwood, IA, Karla (Fred) Van Kley of Rock Valley; sons, Kevin Dykstra of Rock Valley, Curt (Julie) Dykstra of Yankton, SD; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Margaret Franken, Irene Franken both of Sioux Falls, Jennie Van Egdom of Hawarden, IA; brother-in-law, Bernie (Judy) Franken of Sioux Center, IA.

Gerrit was preceded in death by his wife, Helena; brothers, Ted Dykstra and Clarence Dykstra.

Obituary & Photo from Porter Funeral Home

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