Obituary of Cornelia W. Dykzeul
Cornelia Dykzeul (Corry) passed away on Tuesday, September 26th in Ripon, California. She was 99 years old.
Corry was born on March 19, 1924 in Haarlem, the Netherlands, to Margaretha and Adrianus Van Bruggen. She had one older sister, Leny. She grew up helping her family in their “milk store.” Corry met Theodore Dykzeul at a local dance and they married on September 27, 1951 in Haarlem. Shortly after their marriage, they immigrated to the United States and settled in Oakdale where Ted worked for his family. They moved to Fremont where they raised their children, John, Adrian “Art,” Margareth, and Caroline, and eventually settled in Acampo where they farmed a vineyard.
Corry was a talented homemaker. She did it all: sewing, gardening, and canning. She was a self taught gourmet cook. She stitched beautiful needlepoint and embroidery, knitted, and crocheted. In her later years, Corry made beautiful greeting cards from tea bags. She did all this while still helping Ted in the vineyard! They were faithful Catholics attending church every Sunday while the kids were growing up. After their move to Acampo, they were active in St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Lockeford. Corry was proud of her Dutch heritage but also was proud to be a citizen of the United States.
Corry was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Theodore “Ted” Dykzeul, and her daughter, Caroline Dykzeul. She is survived by her children, John (Maria) of San Leandro, Art (Suzanne) of Ripon, and Margareth (Joe) of Livermore; grandchildren, Jennifer (Charles), Andrew (Jenna), Nicholas (Maggie), Theodore (Rachel), Anna Maria, Christopher (Sarah), and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th, with a Vigil starting at 5:00 p.m., at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave., in Lodi. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5th at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 13392 E. Lockeford Ranch Rd., in Lockeford, followed by a committal at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 E. Pine St., in Lodi.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cornelia Dykzeul, please visit Tribute Store