Bernice Dykstra Erickson, Age  81, of Mesa, AZ., and formerly of Pella, IA., and Des Moines, IA., died  Saturday, June 5, 2010, at home, in Mesa, AZ. from a long term debilitating illness.  Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa, AZ., handled arrangements.  No Services and no designated memorial. Surviving are her husband Glen; a son Mark of Glendale, CA., a daughter Kim of San Francisco, CA.,  a sister, Viola Dykstra Vander Linden of Pella, IA.  She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Dykstra, her mother, Zwannetta Visscher Dykstra; and three brothers, Elmer, Paul and Jerald Dykstra.  Mrs. Erickson was born in Pella and moved to Des Moines in 1947, then to Mesa, Arizona in 1989.  She was the daughter of the late Peter and Zwannetta Visscher Dykstra from Pella, Iowa.   She attended graduated from Pella High School, Pella, IA., and the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines.  She was employed by the Universal Film Exchange in Des Moines, prior to her marriage. She was a member of the Church of the Master Presbyterian Church in Mesa.  She had been active in the Des Moines Color Film Club , the Iowa Travel Trailer Club and was a member of the Arizona John Deere Retiree Association.

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