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Obituary: Nancy M. Lyzenga

July 15, 1940 – April 3, 2020

information provided by Smits Funeral Homes

Nancy M. Lyzenga, nee Van Dyke, age 79, of Munster, IN, formerly of Lansing, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Beloved wife of Marvin Lyzenga. Loving mother of the late Steven (Kim) Lyzenga, Dan (Julie) Lyzenga, Sandy (Bill) Vree, Kristy (John) Crider, and Barb (Paul) Bakker. Dear grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Sister of Ray (late Vivian) Van Dyke, Harvey Van Dyke, and the late Barbara Van Dyke. Preceded in death by her parents Henry and Wilhelmina Van Dyke.

Nancy was a nurse for many years at the Hammond Clinic. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Private family funeral service Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Steve Miller officiating. The service will be live streamed at 11:00am from Smits Funeral Home website (go to the Facebook link at Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Mission Fund at Village Church (14849 93rd Ave., Dyer, IN 46311). We encourage you to leave a message of condolence for the family on our online guestbook at

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  1. Ron & I are sad to hear this news. We are praying for the whole family that even in your grief you will remember the wonderful memories. Speak about them often! Let Nancy live on in your heart.
    The Lareau’s

  2. Our condolences and prayers for the Lyzenga family. Nancy was an inspiration to all.
    The Baldaufs

  3. My condolences to the family. Praying that God will give you peace. Blessings and love. Margaret Mabry

  4. Nancy was a friend of my heart . She and Marve were good friends of John and I socially and at church small group for years. When John got the call for his lung transplant I was not in town. Marve drove him, and Nancy held his hand all the way to Loyola. Our family is indebted to her kindness. We miss you already, Nancy! What a victorious fighter you’ve been, inspiring us all.

    • Nancy was one of the first people I met when I joined the Living Springs Community Church family. She always had a kind word, a smile, and a listening ear for me. I will miss her smile and her presence in our midst. Praying for Marv and their family.

  5. God bless all of you as you gather together to honor Nancy and celebrate her new life with King Jesus in the Mansions of Glory.

  6. My mom and I worked with Nancy at the Clinic. She touched both our lives in many ways. Her kindness will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family.

  7. I worked with Nancy at HC. She was so very kind and also a wonderful Nurse. Such a good person. Condolences to the family.

  8. We were in a small group with Nancy and Marve She was a blessing to us. Thoughts and prayers to all her family.
    Terry and Ruth Cullison

  9. Nancy, Marv and I did Communion setup together at Living Springs for a few years. Nancy was such a wonder caregiver to Marv and others. My condolences to the family. She will be missed.

  10. I know Nancy from LSCC. She and her husband always greeted you with a smile. You will be missed Nancy. Condolences to the family

  11. I will always remember Nancy’s warmth & smiling face every time I had a chance to chat with her. One of the brightest faces at Living Springs. Have missed her being there & now will miss her til we meet in heaven. May the Lord give you peace & keep you in His arms, Marv.

  12. So sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing, Marve. I will miss her too. She was such a nice person and it was fun to be with her.

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