September 4, 1937 – July 12, 2023
Betty Ann Dykstra, nee DeBoer, age 85, of Lansing, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Marvin Dykstra. Loving mother of Gary (Donna) Dykstra, Terry (Angela) Dykstra, Peggy Sue (Richard) Davis, and Carla (Kevin) VanTil. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Dykstra, Alison (Jon) Mittleman, Libby Dykstra, Tina (Jordan) Hernandez, Bethany (Wesley) Mills, Caleb (Abby) Dykstra, Douglas (Lyndsay) Davis, Litasha (Evan) Peace, Dustin Davis, Aaron (Rachael) VanTil, Ben (Tabi) VanTil, Melanie (Brandan) VandeKamp, and 10 great-grandchildren and one soon to be. Dear sister of the late Edward (late Ann) DeBoer, late Andrew (late Alice) DeBoer, late Elmer (Tini) DeBoer, Tena (late Dick) Poortinga, and the late Jackie (Don) Dykstra. Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Julia DeBoer.
Betty had a devotion to her family, faith, and spreading the word of the Lord through Munster Church and the Crossroads Prison Ministries program. Her life was a treasure and one that will be deeply missed.
Visitation Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with services conducted by Rev. Jim Hollendoner. The funeral service will also be streamed live on Smits Funeral Home Facebook page. Private interment at Skyline Memorial Park – Monee, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Betty’s name can be made to Munster Church, 214 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321 or Crossroads Prison Ministries, PO Box 900 Grand Rapids, MI 49509. For further information, please call 219-322-7300.