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  • Service:  11 a.m.  Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Spencer Mills Church (please note date)

Paul Dykema, age 80, of Blue Lake (Spencer Township), passed away Thursday afternoon, May 28, 2009 at Our Place Cares in Greenville.

The son of Alice (Kuiper) & John Dykema, Sr., he was born on Dec. 7, 1928 in Grand Rapids and was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army.

On Oct. 7, 1961 in Grand Rapids, he married the former Lou Anne Mieras. Paul worked as a driver for Dykema Excavating and enjoyed golfing, gardening, ice fishing and could fix just about anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lou Anne Dykema on Sept. 1, 2008; and two brothers, John Dykema Jr. and Peter Dykema.

Surviving are four children, Linda (Kevin) Kuhn, Clifford Dykema, all of Blue Lake, Paul A. (Edna) Dykema of Gowen, Pam (Tony) Baker of Cedar Springs; four grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Baker, and Kevin and Jaime Kuhn; a sister, Martha (Gerrit) Holstege; three brothers, Charles (Ruth) Dykema, Andrew (Carrol) Dykema, and Benjamin (Charlene) Dykema; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Dykema, and Betty Mieras; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Spencer Mills Church, 12710 17 Mile Road off of Lincoln Lake Avenue, with a luncheon following.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Place Cares, 10710 Roy Dr., Greenville, MI 48838. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pauls online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on May 28, 2009 at 12:00 am


    06/08/2009 –

    Cindy Brown

    Paul was my mentor. He taught me alot. I called him Uncle Paul (not to his face). One day we were working at 3 mile and Beltline and a guy came up to Paul and asked, is this your daughter? Paul said no, but I wish she was. Im thinkin oh thats sweet. Then Paul replied if she was my daughter I would kick her in the ass when she’s not doing the job right. I would have died of embarrassment. He will be missed, but it will get easier. So sorry for your loss.
    Cindy Brown

    05/31/2009 –


    Paul, Cliff, Linda & Pam,
    I just heard of your Dad’s passing last night by my Dad. I am so very sorry for your loss, just 8 months after the loss of your Mom. Know that you are ALL in our thoughts & continued prayers. My heart aches for you & the pain you must be enduring now. I will be out of town in Kentucky on June 6th. So sadly I will not be able to attend the Funeral for Paul. I will see you at the lake or get intouch & we can get together.
    My hugs to each of you & your families,
    “POOH” Carol Caswell

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