In Memoriam – Paul R. Dykstra

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Raymond Dykstra, of MITA member Jack Dykstra Excavating, on Sunday, November 24, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was 63 years old.

Paul was born on March 30, 1956 in Grand Rapids to the late Jack and Kathleen (Versluis) Dykstra. Paul was co-owner of Jack Dykstra Excavating in Walker, along with his brothers. He was instilled with a strong work ethic from his father and mother at a young age. He enjoyed spending time in Key Largo, FL., fishing, boating and snowmobiling.

Paul is survived by “His Girl” of 22 years, Paulette DeYoung; son, Jason Dykstra; brothers James (Donna) Dykstra and Jack Jr. (Cheryl) Dykstra; sister Margie (Ross) Bartman; Lynda DeYoung, Connie (Tom) Langeland, Tim DeYoung, Blaine DeYoung, Jack and Gloria Burg, and many nieces and nephews.


Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Throop Funeral Home, Inc., 214 Church Street, Coopersville, MI 49404


Monday, December 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Throop Funeral Home, Inc., 214 Church Street, Coopersville, MI 49404

Burial to follow in Coopersville-Polkton Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Lori’s Voice, P.O. Box 66, Coopersville, MI 49404, an organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of children with neuromuscular and degenerative diseases. An online guestbook may be signed at

MITA wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Paul Dykstra, as well as to the entire team at Jack Dykstra Excavating, during this difficult time.