Isabelle Eleanor Dyk, 85, of Great Falls and a long-time resident of the Bozeman area, died of natural causes Friday, May 11, 2007, at Peace Hospice.
A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Meadow View Cemetery in Manhattan. Family and friends are invited to join her immediate family. A reception will follow at Belgrade Alliance Church.
O'Connor Funeral Home in Great Falls is caring for arrangements.
Isabelle is survived by her three children and their families: Charles (Carol) Dyk of Billings, sons Craig (Jody) and Brian; Donna Eakman of Great Falls, sons Jonathan (Monique) and Scott (Carey); Dwight Dyk (Lynette) of Toston, sons Ike (Kim) and Jim (Holly); as well as three great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters.
She is also survived by two sisters, Jeanette Ross and Shirley Molendyk; three brothers-in-law, John Dyk and Bill Dyk of Manhattan, and Emil Ehresman of Billings; four sisters-in-law, Marilyn Dyk, Mary Ann Dyk and Theresa Yadon of Manhattan, and Myra Dyk of Billings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Egbert, who died March 23, 1988.
Isabelle was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Livingston to John and Elizabeth Huyser. She grew up on a sheep ranch in the Big Timber area with three brothers and sisters.
She married Egbert Dyk in Bozeman on Jan. 18, 1946, and they farmed near Amsterdam.
Isabelle was an excellent homemaker, devoted farm wife, professional cook, gardener, and loving mother and grandmother. Her love for family and God was always evident in her life.
Memorials in her name are suggested to Peace Hospice, care of Benefis Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406-7008. Checks should be made out to Benefis Healthcare Foundation.