Cornelius “Neil” M. Dykstal died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Gaslight Village, in Adrian. He was born March 25, 1930 to William and Marie (Kuypers) Dykstal in Detroit just months after his parents and brother immigrated from The Netherlands. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1951 to 1953 and graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1956. He married Margaret “Margo” Jeakle on November 17, 1956. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2007.
Neil started his banking career in Detroit and retired from banking as Senior Vice President of Adrian State Bank in 1995. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he loved singing in the choir, the Kiwanis Club of Adrian which honored him with Kiwanian of the Year in 1997, and the Lenawee Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf and watching his children and grandchildren play in the pool.
Neil is survived by two sons, Gregory (Sue) Dykstal (Indiana), Christopher (Jaa) Dykstal (Alaska), three daughters, Karen (Randy) (Swaziland, Africa), Amy (Angel) Otero (North Carolina), and Anne (Rich) Bayes (Addison, MI); a brother, Henry (Virginia) Dykstal; nine grandchildren, one greatgrandchild and two on the way; and a large extended family.
The family would like to express appreciation to the Gaslight Village community and Neil’s hospice team. Both graciously accompanied Neil and provided encouragement for his family during the last part of his earthly journey.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 pm until 3:30pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered Wednesday at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’ Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com . Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels, or Hospice of Lenawee. . Envelopes will be available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.