David L. Zylstra, Maple Lake

 

David L. Zylstra, age 63, of Maple Lake, died Friday, November 21, 2014, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, at Community United Methodist Church of Monticello with Pastor Rhodel Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Creek Township.  Visitation was be held 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.  A prayer service was held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
David L. Zylstra was born July 21, 1951, in St. Cloud to Henry and Anna (Weidema) Zylstra.  He graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1969.  David served his country in the U.S. Army in South Korea during the Vietnam War.  
On October 13, 1973, Dave was united in marriage to Darlene Hokkanen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale.  He worked as an insurance agent, owning and operating Zylstra Insurance Agency and co-managing Cokato Mutual Fire Insurance Company.  Dave was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Monticello.  Over the years, he has served on the Silver Creek Township Board of Supervisors, the Wright County Economic Development Partnership Board, the Wright County Board of Adjustment and on numerous councils and committees for the insurance industry.  Dave loved spending time with family and had quite the sense of humor.  He enjoyed being outside and tending to his projects.  He also had a signature dance and was always up for rocking out to a good tune.  He loved the Lord with all of his heart and enjoyed sharing his faith with everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Zylstra; children and their spouses, Kelley and Erik Johnson of Bloomington, Joe and Jody Zylstra of Annandale, Alison and Ben Menk of Minneapolis, Ryan and Lisa Zylstra of Monticello and Ashley Zylstra and her fiancé, Jeremiah Flintrop of Waseca; six grandchildren, Isabella and Luciana Menk, Ezra and Lacey Zylstra and Eliah and Adriana Flintrop; three sisters and their spouses, Sally and Keith Schermer of Maple Lake, Bonnie and Melvin Rozenberg of Maple Lake and Cindy and Mike Moss of Clearwater; and his mother-in-law, 
Adeline Hokkanen of Annan
dale.  He is preceded in death by 
 
 
his father, Henry Zylstra; mother, Anna Zylstra Dalman; step-father, John Dalman; and father-in-law, Howard Hokkanen.
The pallbearers will be Kelley Johnson, Joe Zylstra, Alison Menk, Ryan Zylstra and Ashley Zylstra.  Linda Lutzke will provide the music for the service.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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