Gladys Elaine Dykhuis, age 90 of Alto, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday April 22, 2023. The daughter of William and Gertrude Lachniet she was born December 9, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken; children, Kevin, Steven, and Cynthia Mitchelll; and brother, Carl and two infant brothers. Surviving are her children, Sharon (Alonzo) Miller of Clarksville, Kenneth (Shirley) Dykhuis Jr. of Carson City, Scott (Peggy) Dykhuis of Greenville, Jelaine (Mark) Smoes of Lowell, Kimberly (Gerald) Hale of Lowell; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Lachniet of Kansas; son-in-law, John Mitchell of Lowell.
Elaine, her preferred name, loved the Lord, family, friends, gardening, and crafting (sewing, card making, and painting). She was a hard worker and had a giving heart. She was a crafty woman and could always find a way to repurpose things.
Visitation with the family will be held from 3-6pm on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan 49331. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Alto, 6015 Bancroft Ave. SE, Alto, Michigan 49302, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Timothy Teall officiating. Interment Merriman Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to Mel Trotter Ministries, 225 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 or Alpha Family Center of Lowell, 519 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331.
“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27a