John J. Dyck, 80, of Butte Falls, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Providence Medford Medical Center.
He was born Mar. 25, 1929, in Beaver, Ohio, to John and Ina Dyck. His mother passed away at a young age and his father married Dorothy.
Mr. Dyck married Twila on May 16, 1951. They were married for 52 years when she passed away in 2003.
Mr. Dyck served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. While living in Ohio, he worked as a contractor where he built several houses. He moved to Oregon in 1975. He worked as a security guard at the Medford Airport and later as a maintenance worker for Jackson County, where he retired.
He loved trapping and big game hunting and was an excellent marksman. He had a passion for studying archaeology. He would study arrowheads and artifacts and write articles about his discoveries, bringing new knowledge in this field.
He is a great loss to his family. He is survived by a brother, Philip Dyck, a sister, Shirley Lapp; two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Dyck will be at the Butte Falls Community Bible Church, Friday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m., followed by a military tribute at the Butte Falls Cemetery at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.