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Jon Alan Dykeman


Jon Alan Dykeman passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019, after a serious illness in the hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jon was born on December 7, 1970, on Long Island, New York, to Ronald Paul Dykeman of Nebraska and Karen Ann Wesala Knapp of Sebeka, Minnesota. He grew up with his three older brothers in Centereach, New York; Fairfield, Connecticut; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 1978 the family moved to their mother’s hometown of Sebeka, where she married long-time Sebeka resident Beryl Rising. Jon attended Sebeka Public School until he graduated in 1989.

Jon is preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Paul and Karen Ann (Wesala) Dykeman. He is survived by his sister Janice (Bill) Zigler, brothers: Robbin (Gerti) Knapp, Mark (Angel) Knapp and Brian (Jean) Knapp; Aunt Ilona (Joseph) White, Aunt Shirley, Aunt Margie, step-brothers and step-sisters, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, his Tesora family and friends.

Jon was a successful gourmet chef and restaurant owner in the resort town of Siren, Wisconsin. In 2017, his brother Mark and his wife Angel took him into their home in Fairbanks, Alaska, to help him overcome his illness.

Jon’s ashes will be buried in Hay Creek Cemetery, Sebeka, in the summer of 2020.

“What the caterpillar perceives as the end is just the beginning to the butterfly.”


  1. Robb on August 29, 2019 at 10:54 pm


  2. Steph on September 1, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Gone too soon – RIP.

  3. Mark & Angel Knapp on September 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    We love you always and forever Jon! We miss you. One day we will meet again. XX00 Mark and Angel and Bessie and Max.

  4. Jim Norman on September 8, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I have many wishes…I wish I would have been a better example for Jon. I wish I would have know more of his struggles. I wish he was still here so we could chat about the good old days of Scouting. I wish we could roll the D&D Dice one more time. I wish I could have seen him stand up for himself for the first time. I wish he could have shown me his skills as a Chef. I wish he was still here so I could tell him how proud I am of him.
    These wishes will not become a reality…
    But…this one just may.
    Jon, my Brother,

  5. Bradley J Olson on March 30, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Jon was thinking about Boyscouts time era and . I will never forget when you rode your bike on the Icy Tennis court behind the School . You were one of a kind Kid over all. I know you are watching down over your family and all your friends You had . Wish we could have met and talked before your passing also . I’m just happy your with your parents and Beryl of course in Heaven and Yes Jason is there with all of You also Jayson rising . Peace be with You Jon . Sincerely Bradley Olson

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