Arjen A Byvoets
1941-2007



ARJEN A. BYVOETS Valparaiso, Indiana Formerly Chicago, Illinois On July 29, 2007, Arjen A. Byvoets passed away at home at the age of 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife, family, and friends. Arjen was born in the South Side of Chicago on March 29, 1941, to the late Simon and Evelyn Byvoets. Member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, IN. Attended Calumet High School, Chicago and graduated from Thornton High School, Harvey, IL. Attended Thornton Junior College, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. He was president and owner of Archer Tinning in Chicago, IL. Arjen was an adventurous man who loved the outdoors, especially snowmobiling, camping, and boating. He also loved traveling with his wife, family, and friends. He enjoyed his work tremendously and made many friends through his hard work, generosity, and kindness. He was loved for his sense of humor, intelligence, and joy for life. He loved nothing more than a good party! Survived by his wife, Mary M. (nee Ward) Byvoets of Valparaiso, IN; 4 children: Arjen W. (Roni) Byvoets of Valparaiso, IN, Tammy (Daniel) Smaga of Valparaiso, IN, Sean (Dina) Byvoets of Valparaiso, IN, Toby (Jennifer) Byvoets of Valparaiso, IN; 13 grandchildren: Ryan, Amanda, Tyler, Skyler, Matthew, Caden, Arianna, Brady, Bryce, Dakota, Brooke, Grace, and Savannah; brother, Peter (Cheryl) Byvoets of Long Beach, IN; sister: Simone Byvoets of Valparaiso, IN; sister-in-law: Peggy (Ralph) Snodgrass of Palos Hills, IL. Preceded in death by daughter, Suzette M. Byvoets, and granddaughter Shea. Funeral services Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. from Dykes Funeral Home for an 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN, Fr. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Interment at St. Paul Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, August 2, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. wake service at the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN. Memorials to VNA Hospice and St. Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc.

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