1951 – 2018
Putnam – Gerald R. Dykstra, 67, of Church St., died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Providence Hospital. He was the loving husband of Cathy L. (Bannister) Dykstra. They were united in marriage on July 18, 1987 in Southbridge, MA. Born in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Henry and Wilimina (Van DeSluys) Dykstra.
Mr. Dykstra worked as a parts clerk for Northeast Clark Lift and then went on to start his own business as an interior finish painter. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and skier.
In addition to his wife Cathy, Gerald is survived by his brothers, James Dykstra and his wife Yolanda of NJ, Kenneth Dykstra and his wife Gladys of NJ, and Kevin Dykstra and his wife Holly of NJ; his sisters, Jean Henniquin and her husband Gerald of MA, and Karen Fekete of SC; his nieces and nephews, Ryan, Connor, Alyssa, Johnathan, Cherie, Lynn, Gregory and Kim. He was predeceased by his nieces and nephews, Robert, Laurie, and Laura.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Gerald’s family from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.