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Paul Dyck served as Mennonite Memorial Home administrator for 18 years

Memorial service to be held May 19

Paul I. Dyck, 93, of Bluffton died April 13, 2019.  He was born on Jan 14, 1926, in Olds, Alberta, Canada. He married Lois Mae (Bartel) Dyck on Aug. 14, 1956 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2005.

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After completing undergraduate (Bethel College, Kansas) and seminary training (Chicago Theological Seminary), he and his wife moved to India in 1956 with their two young sons, to serve as missionaries with the Mennonite Mission Board.

Paul served as the administrator of a hospital and rehabilitation center for people with leprosy. After returning to Canada in 1968, he completed a Master’s degree in anthropology.

In 1973 he became administrator of Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, a position he held for 18 years.

He is survived by his four children: Rodney (Marie Yoder) Dyck, Curtis (Shelly) Weaverdyck, Martin (Liz) Dyrst, Doris Bartel (Su Flickinger), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, siblings: Jim Dyck, Lorna Louden, and companion of 10 years, Fran Core.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.  Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Memorial Home or First Mennonite Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.