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Richard A. Dykhuis
April 7, 1948 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Richard A. Dykhuis, age 75 of Appleton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 27, 2023. He was born on April 7, 1948 to the late Simon and Muriel (Easter) Dykhuis in Hallock, Minnesota. On September 9, 1967 he married Muriel Christenson. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and worked for many years as an accountant in the paper industry. Dick loved being outdoors, fishing or out working in his shop. He enjoyed gardening; it was the closest to farming he could get in the city. He had a love for antique tractors and went to several tractor shows. Dick loved to spend time with is grandchildren above all else. He is loved and will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Muriel, children; Eric (Cassandra) Dykhuis, Jeffrey (Kathryn) Dykhuis and Renae (Craig) Solverson, grandchildren; Amy, Natalie, Roman, Nora, Ellie, Wyatt, Anna and Cailin. Dick is further survived by his brother, Bill (Marge) Dykhuis, nieces and nephews; Debra, Michele, Lisa, Brent, Tim, Tammy and Duane as well as other relatives and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Bryan Dykhuis and sister, Beverly (Richard) Kukowski.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Comfort Suites, Winnebago Room, 3809 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, the family would like donations in Richard’s memory be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center Appleton ICU unit for the wonderful care given to Dick as well as their special neighbor, Al Cummings for everything you have done for them.