David Charles Dykstra was born on July 10, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa to Orville and Ermina Dykstra. He died on September 3, 2018, in Seattle, WA. He lived in Newport Beach, CA until 1994, when he moved to Mercer Island, WA.
He is survived by his mother Ermina Dykstra, wife Susan Ogden Dykstra, sisters Linda Johnson and Judy McCubbin, son David Scott Dykstra, daughters Suzanne Hosie and Karin Odasz, stepdaughters Suzanne Ogden Vannatter and Corinne Ogden Rogers, stepson Warren Ogden, granddaughters Amanda Odasz, Elizabeth Hosie, and Kimberly Odasz, and step grandchildren Aislin Rogers, Brogan Rogers, Reid Rogers, Laney Rogers, Pacific Vannatter, and Kensington Vannatter.
David graduated from Los Altos High School in CA in 1959. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, class of 1963, and an MBA from Harvard, class of 1966. He was a member of the SAE fraternity. After college, he worked as a Chief Financial Officer for several companies, owned his own consulting business, and wrote two books: Computers for Profit, published in 1983 and Lake Washington 130 Homes, published in 2009.
He loved boating, taking many sailing trips from Newport Beach to Catalina. After moving to Mercer island, he continued to enjoy playing on the water, with his WaveRunner and his pontoon boat. Golf was another favorite hobby, and he got out on the course as often as he could. David also loved to travel, especially with his family. He took photos everywhere he went, and spent many hours compiling collages and slide shows to share his experiences with others.
There will be a Celebration of Life event at the Newcastle Golf Club in the Seattle area, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6pm. David requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.