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Susan K. Dykstra - 68

10/25/1951 - 8/1/2020


     Susan K. Dykstra, age 68 of Clinton passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton.   Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 5th at the Pape Funeral Home.  Sports and casual dress requested.  Following the service cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date.  Pallbearers will be Robert “Bubba” Witt, Bob Palmer, Patrick “Moon” Donahue, Bill Lodge, Tim McLaughlin and Steve Runge.


     Sue was born in Clinton on October 25, 1951, the daughter of Michael and Thelma (Brewster) Sterbenz.  She married Paul M. Dykstra on August 11, 1984 in Fulton, IL.  Sue had been employed at Circle G. Restaurant, Plaza Café, Moose Lodge #363 and she retired after 22 years at Farm &Fleet. 


     Affectionately known as “Bubba Sue” by her friends, Sue enjoyed spending time with her husband Paul of 36 years, her children, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and going to their activities and sporting events.  She loved spending time with her extended Moose family.  She bowled many years in Clinton and Camanche and was a member of the Moose Lodge.  She liked going to various casinos, playing bingo at the Moose and challenging puzzles.  She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan.


     Sue is survived by her husband Paul; 2 sons, Paul (Mindy) Sterbenz of West Liberty, Iowa and Ed Selser of Castle Rock, CO; 2 daughters, Tammy Pruitt and Michelle Dykstra both of Searcy, AK; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; her siblings, Marge Light of Bettendorf, Don Sterbenz of DeWitt, Jim (Marie) Sterbenz of Dixon, IA, Bob Sterbenz of Clinton, Rick (Irma) Sterbenz of Germany, Bill Sterbenz of DeWitt, Linda Huling of Clinton  and Mary (Chuck) Seyfert of Twin Falls, ID, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Susan Selser in 2018 and a sister Bev.  Memorials may be made to the family for a charity of their choice.


    Sue’s family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Aggarwal and his nurse’s and staff; the nurses at Mercy One in Clinton and the doctors and nurses at the University of Iowa.  Online condolences may be left at


3:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.

10:30 AM Thursday, August 6, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Clinton.


  • Jim and Lori Michaelsen

    on 08/03/20


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Sue will be surely be missed by many.

  • Tammy Pruitt

    on 08/03/20

     You was the best Bonus MOM anyone could have. We was never stepped daughters, we were ur daughters ❤️ My daddy was lucky to have so many years almost 40 with such a kind and loving person.  I hate it was ur time to go, our hearts weren't ready for you to go, but ure pain free now and with Susan and other family. We will think of you every single day.  RIP MOMMA SUE 


  • Norm and Barb Garson

    on 08/03/20

    So sorry to hear about Sue, we really enjoyed being around her. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
  • Norm and Barb Garson

    on 08/03/20

    So sorry to hear about Sue, we really enjoyed being around her. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
  • Laurie Daley

    on 08/03/20

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family she was amazing woman to know and worked with she will be missed
  • Kathy and Rich Springer

    on 08/03/20

    We are so saddened by hearing of the families loss of Sue. She was always a great kind person.

  • Cheryl & Jim Paasch

    on 08/04/20

    So very sorry for your loss.  Sue was always so friendly whether I saw her at work or the bowling alley.  Hoping you can find comfort in your memories.

  • Patricia Baker

    on 08/05/20

    Sue will be missed by all who knew her.  Condolences to all, From Richard and Patricia Baker.    

  • Vicki Johnson

    on 08/05/20

    Such a good woman with such a big heart. She will be missed. She always had a smile. Paul and family my heart aches for you.
  • Chris and Christy Rixen

    on 08/05/20

    Paul and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Sue's passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time...

  • Lisa Borrelli

    on 08/12/20

    Deepest condolences to Sue's family, she was a wonderful human being and she will be greatly missed. I will miss chatting with her at Farm and Fleet. My father (Don Barnes) would always look for her in the candy isle so he could sneak up on her and scare her, which he did many times. My father passed in January, and I would always look Sue up so I could chat with her a little, I will greatly miss that. Rest In Peace Sue, and please say hi to my dad for me.❤️

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