Walter Zylstra

Walter Zylstra

Monday, March 1st, 1926 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Walter was called home to be with his Lord, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnville on Thursday July 9th, 2020 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Gerarda for 67 years. Loving father of Hank and Nellie, Ed and Elaine, Ken and Michelle, Teresa and Dave Culver, Darrell and Colleen. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Gerrit (Alice) and Diene (Hank) Evers. Walter remained modest even after being a concentration camp survivor and serving 4 years in the military. He was the founder of Dunnville Silo and playfully taught his children good work ethic. Funeral arrangements entrusted to BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, Dunnville (905-774-7277). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold a public visitation or service, but please know that the thoughts and prayers of our friends mean the world to us. A closed service will be livestreamed on the Bethel Christian Reformed Church website ( on Saturday, July 18, 2020 beginning at 11 am. The full funeral service will be available to view at the Bethel CRC website and the Ballard Minor website after the service has concluded. Donations to Dunnville Christian School or Operation Smile would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at
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    Bethel Christian Reformed Church
    17 Robinson Road
    Dunnville, Ontario
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    Pastor Jeff Klingenberg


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2 trees have been planted in memory of Walter Zylstra

Scott and Wendy Stafford

Posted at 09:19pm
Aunt Gerarda Scott and I thought it fitting to plant a tree in memory of Uncle Walter since he planted all those trees at Dunnville Silos!! Love you
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Rick Van Dyk

Posted at 06:29pm
I can still remember working for Dunnville Silo and periodically Uncle Walter would come to the job sites give everyone on the crew an nod of the head, and then he'd be gone. Have nothing but Great Memories of that man. He will be missed by all who his life touched. Our sincerest condolences to the Family and all his Friends.
Rick and Darlene Van Dyk

Judy Sluys

Posted at 02:05pm
I have fond memories of Uncle Walter's easy smile and gentle nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult. He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered.

Rob Atkinson

Posted at 01:29pm
To the Zylstra family, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and thinking of you during this difficult time
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Susan Geberl

Posted at 09:47am
to Hank Nellie and Family
So sorry to hear of your Loss may your Memories bring you peace
Sincerely Sue (Turner) Geberl


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