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Kevin Veenstra

Dictus Veenstra

September 04, 1937 - January 14, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Dictus Veenstra. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Dictus Veenstra was born on September 4, 1937 in the village of Drachtstercompagnie, in the proud province of Friesland in the Netherlands. He was the first-born son of Karst and Jeltje Veenstra, and the older brother of Jelle Veenstra.  As a boy, Dictus loved reading, fishing, futbol (soccer) and helped his dad, a butcher, deliver freshcut meat throughout the village.  At the age of 18, he immigrated to the United States with his...  see more
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  • Robert Garcia
    I was hired at Fleetwood to work with Dick Veenstra in anticipation of his retirement - he schooled me I the work he had been doing for over 25 years and finally retired to enjoy his family - I am grateful for his time and talent helping me to become an...  more
  • Robert Garcia
  • Jeff H
    Though I only met Dictus and Jennie a handful of times, I have known Kevin for almost 2 decades after attending college with him in southern California. Dictus did not have a lot of words to say when we met, but his gentle smiles and calming demeanor,...  more
  • Allison Schaeffer
  • Melissa Veenstra