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Dorothy Jean Dykema

September 8, 1940 — January 13, 2024

Dorothy Jean Dykema passed away on January 13, 2024. She was born on September 8, 1940, and leaves behind a legacy of kindness, strength, and love.

Dorothy's personality could be described as soft yet resilient. She had a gentle soul that touched the lives of those around her. Her resilience was unparalleled; she faced life's challenges with unwavering determination and grace. Dorothy's love for her family was immeasurable. She always put their needs before her own and found joy in caring for them.

Born to William "Howard" Shelby and Adell Irvin, Dorothy was raised in a nurturing environment that instilled values of compassion and love within her. She had a special bond with her grandmother Nancy Draper, whose wisdom made a lasting impact on Dorothy's character.

Dorothy leaves behind a loving family who will continue to carry her memory in their hearts. Her daughter, Tammy Dykema, and son, Hershel Dykema (Danette), were blessed to have such a devoted mother. Dorothy's grandchildren Tanner Dykema, Nick Pauszek, Trever Dykema, Trent Dykema and Allie Pauszek were lucky to know her warm embrace and experience her unconditional love. Her great-granddaughter Monnie Dykema will relish in the stories about how she brought immense joy into others life in recent years.

Dorothy Jean Dykema has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her. As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she led. May we carry forward her legacy of kindness, strength, and love in our own lives.

Rest in peace, dear Dorothy. Your memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

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