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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Christopher Dykshorn

Christopher Lee "Chris" Dykshorn

Wednesday, June 6th, 1984 - Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Christopher Lee Dykshorn, 35, of Platte, SD passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Platte Health Center Avera. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Christian Reformed Church in Platte. A Committal Service will follow at the New Holland Cemetery, New Holland, SD. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, June 17, 2019 with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service.

Christopher Lee Dykshorn was born on June 6, 1984 to Percy and Carol (Buck) Dykshorn in Armour, SD. He graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 2002, was employed with Meyerink Farm Service for over 12 years and then began a career in farming - he took pride in all the work he did. On September 25, 2004 Chris was united in marriage to Amber Heidinger at the United Methodist Church in Stickney, SD.

Chris was a member of the Platte Christian Reformed Church, serving as a Deacon and on the Dakota Christian School Board. He enjoyed the outdoors while hunting, fishing and trapping. Chris loved time spent with family, especially his children.

Grateful for having shared in Chris’ life: his wife of over 14 years, Amber Dykshorn of Platte, SD; three children: Kalee, Kahne and Kolbe Dykshorn of Platte, SD; his parents, Percy and Carol Dykshorn of New Holland, SD; a brother, Jonathan Dykshorn of New Holland, SD; his grandparents, Clarence and Geraldine Buck of Mitchell, SD; his mother and father-in-law: Rhonda Putzier of Sioux Falls, SD and Larry (Leanne) Heidinger of Plankinton, SD; a brother-in-law, Justin Heidinger of Sioux Falls, SD; three sisters-in-law: Melissa (Bert) Kippes of Parker, SD, Sierra Heidinger and Cora Heidinger both of Plankinton, SD; grandfather-in-law, Ronald Putzier of Sioux Falls, SD; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Christopher was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Martha Dykshorn; grandparents-in-law: Alton and Evelyn Heidinger and Jan Putzier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Chris’ honor may be directed to: Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328 or Gideons, PO Box 223, Platte, SD 57369.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    7:00pm Prayer Service
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 10:30am
    Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Pastor Drew Hoekema
  • Interment

    New Holland Cemetery
    NEW HOLLAND, SD 57364
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  • Reception

    New Holland Christian Reformed Church
    100 Church Ave.
    NEW HOLLAND, SD 57364
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James Westerhuis

Posted at 05:41pm
Peace be with you.
James Westerhuis

Diane N Ron Reimnitz

Posted at 08:36am
Our deepest sympathies Amber and families. May God be with you now and always.

Kathleen Blocker

Posted at 03:24pm
my deepest sympathy to Percy, Carol and the rest of the family. May God help comfort you all in this sad time.
love, Kathy (Atkins) Blocker

Orion Rigging Company

Posted at 09:41am
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Chris. Prayers for peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
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Norma Beaner

Posted at 11:09am
Amber, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayer are with you and your children. Norma Beaner

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