David passed away on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Syracuse, Nebraska.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tabor Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
David Willard Dyke, son of Willard And Vivian (Dunsden) Dyke was born on February 25, 1943 in Hamburg, Iowa. David entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Good Samaritan in Syracuse, Nebraska at the age of 77 years.
David grew up on a farm between Sidney and Tabor. He graduated from Fremont Mills High School with the class of 1961. David worked as a truck driver for various companies during his career.
He enjoyed antique cars and attending pow wows. He always had quite the collection of vehicles. David would do anything for anyone and loved meeting and visiting with people. He attended the RLDS church all of his life. He was overjoyed every time his great-grandsons Wilson and Newton would visit.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish is memory include his children Darin Dyke and Darci Edds and husband Terry of Farragut; grandchildren Devin Barth and husband Austin of Essex and Lance Corporal David RenteriaEdds and wife Serena of Oceanside, CA; grandchildren Wilson and Newton Barth of Essex; siblings Keith Dyke of Arkansas and Mary Rightmyer of Florida; other relatives and dear friends.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan in Syracuse for their outstanding care and for the love that they showed David.
"Darin, Darcy, Kieth, Mary and Grandkids,
Dave and I began our acquaintance in fifth grade. We were part of a bunch of guys who hung out doing guy stuff - nothing too bad. In a few years the ?stuff? generally revolved around cars. After high school, we scattered for awhile and when there were careers and wives and kids, we resumed ?hanging out? .
Suddenly, it?s been sixty years since high school and we can?t hang out anymore.
Sad. Patty and I send our condolences to you all.
"So sorry for your loss prayers to all and love"
"I'm David's brother Kieth. I was sad to hear of his passing. I have fond memories of the various activities we did growing up on the farm such as riding bicycles, go-cart and a doodle bug. I think David's interest in cars started at a young age. I can remember when David was about 7 and we were riding the school bus he could already identify the make of cars that would pass by the bus.
In our later years, I enjoyed our many phone conversations. I'll miss our visits. "
"Darci and Darrin.....I would like to express my Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. We will remember David as a kind and funny man. He brought much happiness to many at Good Samaritan Society. May the Lord shower you with comfort and peace at this difficult time. Dianna Epp - Administrator, Good Samaritan Society - Syracuse, NE "
"Darcy, so sorry to learn of Your Dad's passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Your Brother and Families. Bob and Robin Lynn "
"So sorry to hear of David's passing. I met David when I lived in Omaha and when I moved to Shenandoah - we met again. He was always kind, polite and respectful to me. Loved talking to him when he hung out at McDonalds. He could talk about anything, he'd make you laugh even when laughter would escape him. He talked about his children a great deal and always fondly so...Rest in Peace my friend and may you enjoy alot of Pow Wows in heaven. Donna Hamilton"
"Darcy my heart goes out to you and I have you in my thoughts. I'm sending loving light to comfort you. "
"Mary, I was so saddened to see of David's passing. We both know that he is in a much better place now, but that doesn't stop our hurt. Chuck recalls all the times that David visited Claire as she aged and was unable to get out much. She really looked forward to his visits. Prayers for you and your family that God will bless you all and keep you safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty in our country. "
"Dear Darin and Darcy,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. David was always so kind to me. He was a funny guy and a fierce, loyal friend to my Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Stacey (Hofmockel) Kalhorn"
"David was my brother and there are so many memories. I looked up to him and wished I could be as popular as he was . I thought of him as the Fonzie on Happy Days. Many of the girls in his class would try to get close to me to find out about him and hopefully get a date. He was very funny and a highly sociable person. While I did not live close to him in these final years, we spoke on the phone many times and recollected of special times. My thoughts and love will be with him always.....Mary"