Cory R. Dykstra

  • Born: August 1, 1984
  • Died: February 4, 2013
  • Location: Hudsonville, Michigan

Cook Funeral & Cremation Services - Grandville Chapel

4235 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Tel. (616) 534-7619

Tribute & Message From The Family

DYKSTRA-Cory R. Dykstra age 28 of Hudsonville, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, February 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Judy Kamps. He is survived by his son Julian, his parents, Dan and Tami, his brother Brandon and Summer Dykstra; his niece and nephew, Brooklyn and Zaidan Dykstra; his grandparents, Robert and Gerri Kamps, Jerry and Estelle Dykstra; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 7 pm Thursday at the Cook Memorial Chapel, 4235 Prairie St. SW (east building). The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday from 4 pm until service time. The funeral is open to both friends and family. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at Memorial contribution may be made to an education fund for Julian, care of Dan and Tami.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dan and Tami, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. My prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God's comfort through his spirit and family and friends.

Posted by Laurie Van Haitsma    February 08, 2013

Dan and Tami, our prayers go out for your comfort during this time of sorrow. Praying that God will give you strength to get through this.

Posted by Richard Lamberts    February 07, 2013

I don't believe words can begin to truly express what everyone is feeling right now. It's hard when someone young is taken away, and it becomes even harder when that person had such a kind heart with his family members. Cory, I wish I could have gotten to know you better and perhaps one day I will. I just want you to know that I will never forget you and you will always be loved.

Posted by Cody Dykstra - Wyoming, MI - Cousin   February 07, 2013

Cory, I may have met you once or twice, but I have known your parents for years. I pray for their strength and courage during this time. You will truly be missed by your family, your friends and those that know you through them. Rest in peace.

Posted by Dawn & Chuck Martinson - Kentwood, MI - Friend   February 07, 2013


My deepest sympathy in the passing of Corey. It is never expected that parents lose their child first. God surely has a plan that we don't always understand. Faith in our Lord that he will comfort Dan, Tammi, Brandon, Summer and kids thru this tragic time. Prayerfully...

Posted by Sue Dykstra Headley - MI   February 07, 2013

Cory you were a beautiful baby, a handsome grownup man. We were fortunate to call you our grandson. We will love you forever, until God calls us to be with you again. We leave you in God's care and the wonder of the heavens that is promised to all of us.

Posted by Jerry&Estelle Dykstra - Grand Rapids, MI - Grandparents   February 07, 2013

Posted by Dan Dykstra    February 06, 2013

Posted by Dan Dykstra    February 06, 2013

Cory you have been my best friend, brother, roommate and everything since 6th grade. i can't even begin to count the memories we have shared together. my thoughts and prayers will remain with your family during this difficult time and will always love you as the brother you were. Rest In Peace brother and we will see you again.

Posted by Blake Windham - best friend   February 06, 2013


I will alway's remember you trying to tag along with me and brandon. Funny little guy grew up fast and started to pick on big brother! You were a good guy cory! We had some good conversation's at the get togethers. Some people might not have been to impressed but we had fun. See you soon my friend until then I'll be here for your brother.

Posted by Dave Rawlings - jenison, MI - friend   February 06, 2013

Cory you were always fun to be around, you are a great person and will be missed by many rest in peace bro I'll see you on the other side one day!

Posted by Jacob Trevino - Holland, MI - Friend   February 06, 2013

It has been many years since I have spent time with you, but the memories of you will always stay in my heart! Your smile will be missed, it was the greatest! May the Dykstra family find peace through our Heavenly Father, may you rest in peace until we meet again. Jillian Homant, Highschool Friend Wyoming Mi Feb 05, 2013

Posted by Jillian Homant - wyoming, MI - friend   February 06, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear this terrible news, our prayers are with you all

Posted by Uncle Junior and Sandy - Byron Center, MI - grandfather   February 06, 2013

His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Cory's memory will always remain deep within my heart. Prays going out to the Dykstra family

Posted by Art Bauman - Holland, MI - Friend   February 05, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through. I pray for strength and a sense of comfort during this absolute awful time. You all have your very own special angel. Cory, may you rest in piece.

Posted by Amanda Nagel - Gowen, MI - Friend   February 05, 2013

Brandon & Summer ~ We are so sorry for your loss! May you find the strength to make it through this most difficult time.

Posted by John and Kelli DiPiazza - MI - "Boating" friends   February 05, 2013

Tami and Dan, know that we are praying for you. We cannot fathom the grief. Praying for God's comfort and peace during this painful time. May He strengthen you and hold you up. Brian and Michelle Grzybowski and family.

Posted by Grzybowski - MI   February 05, 2013

Dan and Tami, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find strength in each other to get through this.
Judy Rider-Brown. Friend from school.

Posted by Judy Rider-Brown - Walker, MI - School friend   February 05, 2013

Sorry for your loss you are in my prayers

Posted by Tim Vanklompenberg - Iron Mountain, MI - friend   February 05, 2013

Known since the 2nd grade and made tons of memories since through the years and those memories are always with me bro. Gone but not forgotten. Prayers go out to family!

Posted by David Goodin - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   February 05, 2013

Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Posted by Rod & Chris Philgren - Shelbyville, IL - Nicole's relatives   February 05, 2013

Dan and Tami you are in my thoughts and prayers at your time of loss

Posted by Pam Westmoreland - Plainfeild township, MI - High School Friend   February 05, 2013

Since we were little you were like a big brother to me we always had the best of times and those times will never be forgotten miss you buddy!

Posted by Matt Walker - friend   February 05, 2013

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Cory gave me the most precious gift in the whole world, our son Julian.