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Calvin Dykema

November 25, 1933 ~ July 12, 2016 (age 82)
Calvin Dykema, age 82, of Raymond, died Tuesday morning, July 12, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at First United Methodist Church in Raymond. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 15 at First United Methodist Church in Raymond and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Raymond. Memorials are preferred to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar, www.petersonbrothers.com.
 
Calvin Nathan Dykema was born November 25, 1933, on the family farm near Roseland, Minnesota, the son of Simon and Johanna (Hoekstra) Dykema. He grew up and attended country school in the Roseland area. He began working for Harry and Kasjen Tebben on their cattle farm. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. On August 31, 1957, he married Carol Clough at First United Methodist Church in Raymond. They lived in California, where Calvin worked at El Dorado County Club. They later returned to Raymond and Calvin worked in road construction for many years working for Duininck, Berghuis, Minnesota Valley and Lundin Construction Companies until his retirement. He had a passion for farming and, in retirement, he helped several area farmers on their farms.
 
Calvin was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Raymond Lions and the Clara City American Legion. In his younger years, he was a member of the Roseland Sportsmen's Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Calvin will be remembered for his honesty, integrity and work ethic. He loved working with the land whether it be working with his crews, moving earth, farming or gardening. He also loved visiting with people, especially if they were discussing farming.
 
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Raymond; five children, Debra (and Rick) Gilbertson of Superior, WI, Jayne (and Larry) Zurn of Cambridge, Thomas (and Kristyn) Dykema of Raymond, Todd (and Lisa) Dykema of Sacred Heart, and Joel Dykema (and special friend, Alona) of Warroad; eleven grandchildren, Traivis Dykema, Noah Gilbertson, Lukas Dykema, Jordan Zurn, Ransom Dykema, Jack Dykema, Jenna Zurn-Hermes, Haley Radzak, Kendra Zurn, Kalli Dykema, and Annie Dykema; five great-grandchildren, Harlow Dykema, Imogene Dykema, Felix Dykema, Cooper Torgerson, and Eva Hermes; a brother, Donald (and Donna) Dykema of Overland Park, KS; two sisters, Charlotte (and James) Eddy of Fargo, ND, amd Mavis (and Dennis) Goeman of Raymond; and other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.



Cemetery Details

Fairview Cemetery

Raymond, MN, 56282

Visitation

JUL 15. 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

First United Methodist Church

409 Cofield Street North

Raymond, MN, US, 56282

Visitation

JUL 16. 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

409 Cofield Street North

Raymond, MN, US, 56282

Service

JUL 16. 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church

409 Cofield Street North

Raymond, MN, US, 56282

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