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Ona L. Van Dyke- Brookings: Jan. 28, 1935 Oct. 11, 2012

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

Ona L. Van Dyke, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the United Living Community in Brookings.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God in Brookings. Burial is in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.

Ona Lorene Van Dyke was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Hereford, Texas, to Alfred and Ona Lee (Wilkinson) Ellison. She attended schools in Bellview and Rosedale, N.M., and then moved to Geneva, Neb., and later to Paxico, Kan., where she was a graduate of the Paxico High School.

She married Andrew Van Dyke on Feb. 5, 1953, at the Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan. After their marriage, she was employed for Capper's Weekly in Topeka. They then farmed near Topeka until moving near White in 1958. They moved to Brookings in 1974, where Ona was employed for a short time at Mid Tek.

Ona was a former member of the Bruce Assembly of God and currently a member of the First Assembly Of God in Brookings. She loved animals, roller skating and riding bicycle.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew, of Brookings; a son, Randy (Darla) Van Dyke of Aurora; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jane Ellison and Helen Palmateer, both of Inola, Okla., and Margaret Glover of Alma, Kan., and many friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Koerner, and two brothers, Horace and Charlie.

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