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Arlene J. Wykstra

Arlene went to be with her Lord, Monday, August 1, 2022 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born February 28, 1954 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Tammeling) Koning. Arlene worked at Parker Hannifin for 20 years until her retirement in 2010. She was also a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years.

Arlene loved shopping, couponing, going to garage sales, growing flowers at her home, reading and spending time with her friends. Arlene was happiest when she was surrounded by her grandchildren. On May 9, 1978 she married Anthony “Andy” Wykstra who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Lindsey (Boone) Cook and Luke Wykstra; grandchildren, Dylan and Miriam Cook, Andy Wykstra and Kiera Wood; brother, Tom (Connie) Koning and sister, Dixie Tracy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Aaron, siblings, Mark Koning, Dan Schuring, Wilson Sincler and Charlotte Sincler along with many other extended family members.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Watson Bible Church in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Arlene may be made to the

Make a Wish Foundation

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Sandy Holden

August 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm

Andy and family so sorry to hear of Arlenes passing sending hugs and prayers

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Dan and Julie Andrus

August 2, 2022 at 9:44 pm

We worked with Arlene at Parker. She was one of the sweetest, fun loving people I’ve ever met. So sorry for such a loss. Sending prayers of comfort.

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Darlene Leeo

August 3, 2022 at 10:50 am

Our sympathies to Andy and the Wykstra family.

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Betty Jo Diephuis

August 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

I’m so sorry to hear of my cousin Arlene’s sudden passing. Our prayers for comfort in knowing she is in heaven. Always difficult for those left behind.

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Gloria Lynema

August 3, 2022 at 12:43 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. My sincere condolences to your family. She was a special woman.

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Joyce Hiemstra Hunt

August 3, 2022 at 6:35 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Arlene. We first met at Faith Christian Reformed Church many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

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Sharon

August 3, 2022 at 10:06 pm

So sorry to hear the passing of my cousin Arlene. You will be missed dearly. Sending condolences to the family.

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Debra Anderson (Tammeling)

August 3, 2022 at 11:27 pm

Comfort and peace to Andy and Arlene’s children and grandchildren and Tom

And Connie. I always remember Arlene as happy and kind from our family gatherings way back when we were younger.

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Marlene Lindemulder

August 4, 2022 at 1:08 pm

So sorry to hear about my cousin Arlene ‘s passing Loosing both Arlene and her mom in less than a month is heartbreaking They are both in the arms of their Heavenly Father

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Ginny Hybels Vanderzee

August 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm

I am saddened to hear of Arlene’s passing. We had lost touch over the years but I have fond memories of her at Faith Church.

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Susan (French) McElwain

August 6, 2022 at 11:27 pm

So sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to her family. She always had the best smile. S

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Theresa Paddock

August 25, 2022 at 3:21 pm

So sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. We were close when we worked together at Seelye Ford in the 70’s and remained friends through having babies with eventually our lives taking different paths.

Such a great person with a positive attitude. Her faith never faltered and she was contagious with her smile.

Such a beautiful Angel to return to Heavn!

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Theresa Paddock

August 25, 2022 at 3:22 pm

So sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. We were close when we worked together at Seelye Ford in the 70’s and remained friends through having babies with eventually our lives taking different paths.

Such a great person with a positive attitude. Her faith never faltered and she was contagious with her smile.

Such a beautiful Angel to return to Heaven!

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Michael Leighton

September 24, 2022 at 4:54 pm

Rest In Peace Arlene

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