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David B. Strycker DDS, 59, South Bend, died Sunday, Dec. 3, at his home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1958, in Midland, Michigan, to Stanley and Patsy (Soncarty) Strycker PhD.
On June 7, 1980, he married Andrea Warkent in Fort Wayne. She survives along with five children, Kyle J. (Heather) Strycker MD, South Bend, Benjamin D. Strycker PhD, Waco, Texas, James E. (Jennie) Strycker MD, South Bend, John M. (Gabi) Strycker, Goshen, and Kate L. Strycker, Buchanan, Michigan; five grandchildren; his parents and three siblings. S. Douglas (Helen Ann) Strycker MD, Milford, Connie Jo (Robert) Springer, Metamora, Illinois, and Stephen J. (Sharon) Strycker MD, Zionsville.
David graduated from Zionsville High School in 1976, attended Goshen College and graduated from Indiana University dental school in 1983. He was the former owner of Christiana Creek Dental Care, Elkhart, for 30 years, before retiring in 2012. In 2014, he and Andrea founded African Medical Alliance, an organization that builds hospitals in rural Africa.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen.
Private burial will take place at Violett Cemetery.
A public memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 61770 Miami Road, South Bend, followed by coffee and cookies. Pastor Steve Meck will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to African Medical Alliance, P.O. Box 59, South Bend, IN 46624-0059 or online at www.africanmedicalalliance.org
Share online condolences at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 4, 2017
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