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Heindrikien Dykstra

December 19, 1927 — August 31, 2022

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Heindrikien Dykstra

Hendrikien Dykstra

December 19, 1927-August 31, 2022

Hendrikien Dykstra (94) passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 31st 2022 while surrounded by her loving family.

Hendrikien, also known as “Henny '' to her friends and  “Beppie '' to her children and many others, was born December 19, 1927 in Roden Netherlands to Harm Glas, and Froukje ( Lafantaine) Glas.

On November 6th, 1948, in the Netherlands, She married Egbert Dykstra who preceded her in death October 9th 1995.

She was 2nd of 7 siblings and lovingly known by her siblings and close friends as a prankster with a very jovial charismatic energy and often the life of any party.

Henny/Beppie had many talents. She was an expert seamstress, gardener, quilter, knitter and crocheter. Henny also enjoyed canning,  making homemade wine and  cooking for family and friends. Henny loved to travel, explore, and learn about other cultures.

Henny was known to be strong willed, brave, non filtered, and having a huge heart. Always willing to help others in need. Never turning anyone away that she could assist. Henny never knew a stranger and always made friends and acquaintances feel special and cared for.

Henny retired  after a 21 year employment from Howmet La Porte in 1989.

Henny is  survived by her son, Ray Dykstra (Peggy) of Springfield Illinois, daughter Faye Wenzel, of La Porte, IN, two brothers, Herman Glas, Wolter (Martha) Glas, three sisters, Trien Van Til-Glas, Tijts Posthuma-Glas, Froukje (Jan) Smit-Glas, and Sister in law Gertje Glas-Been; four grandchildren, Ecko Mann, Autumn (Sam) Kirk, Erin ( Tim) Jenkins, Anneke Wenzel, 13 great grandchildren; Micah Mann, Elijah Mann, Ayla Mann, Lillian Kirk, Mikayla Kirk, Natalie Kirk, Clark Doucet, Camerin Doucet, Cayden Doucet, Elijah Jenkins, Layla Jenkins, Laynee Jenkins, and TJ Jenkins,

Preceded in death by her parents, son Remmelt Dykstra, son in Law, Michael J. Wenzel, Daughter in law,  Marjory Sue Dykstra, Brother, Jan Glas, Sister Jeltje Posthuma-Glas, Sister in law Diet Glas-Visser, and Brother in law’s  Pieter Van Til, Jarinus Posthuma, and Eelke Postumus.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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