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David Lee Sytsma

David Lee Sytsma, age 78, of Bussey, died on Monday, June 12, 2017, at Westridge Specialty Care, under the care of HCI Hospice.

He was born on September 22, 1938 to William “Bud” and Mayme (DeHamer) Sytsma in Mahaska County, Iowa. He attended School in Tracy.

David married Judy Pettyjohn on December 21, 1979. He worked for Vermeer in Pella until his retirement, and was also a farmer. He enjoyed gardening, music, and could play any instrument he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Sytsma of Bussey; children, Gerald “Sonny” Lee Knox of Des Moines, Jody Leigh Knox of Bussey, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bud” and Mayme Sytsma, and four brothers, Glen, Gene, Paul, and Larry Sytsma.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Hamilton Community Building. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com Services entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes.

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