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Obituary: James R. Flikkema

April 5, 1966 – September 20, 2023

James R. FlikkemaJames Robert Flikkema, age 57, of Munster, IN, was received by the hand of our sovereign God to his eternal home on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Brother of Richard (Marcia) Flikkema, Denise (George) DeJong, and Patricia (William) DeJong. Uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his loving parents Winifred and Garret Flikkema.

Visitation Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with services conducted by Rev. Audred Spriensma. A private burial service will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. At Jim’s request, memorial contributions may be given to Cornerstone Protestant Reformed Church or Elim Christian Services. We commit our brother to our gracious heavenly Father, who does all things for the salvation of His children and the glory of His own Name.

The funeral service will be livestreamed from the Smits Facebook page at

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Smits Funeral Homes
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