James A. Dykstra was graciously given his reward of grace, entering into that house of many mansions. As to Jim's confession by word and by walk of life, all praise, worship and thanksgiving belong to God alone. Psalm 149:4b: "He will beautify the meek with salvation." Jim was an Army veteran, a paramedic, a mortician, and a truck driver. He enjoyed flying his own airplane, playing the organ, and having hearty discussions with friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Case and Rena Dykstra, his brother Dave Dykstra, his niece Cheryl Dykstra, and his very close nephew Larry Dykstra. Jim is survived by his brothers Neil and Joyce of Holland, Bill and Joyce of Holland, Paul and Carol of Zeeland, Phil and Barb of Hudsonville, sister-in-law Karen Dykstra of Jenison, many nieces and nephews, and many longtime friends. Jim is also survived by his very dear friends and caretakers Ross and Kristi Beckwith of Rockford, for whom Jim's family is very thankful. The love and care displayed by Ross and Kristi has truly been Christian giving on display. Jim will be buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at a later date at Trinity United Reformed Church, with Pastor Brian Vos officiating.