Photograph showing Julius Kleinheksel with his son Victor washing the Dykstra Funeral Home hearse ca. 1933
Julius Kleinheksel was born in Holland, MI in 1904 to Bert and Minnie Kleinheksel. Julius married Serena Top in Overisel, Allegan County, MI on 8-30-1928. They lived at 35 East 9th Street in Holland, MI (1929, 1940, 1958 city directories).
In 1928 John Dykstra hired Julius Kleinheksel to work at Dykstra Funeral Home in Holland, MI. John Dykstra passed away in 1938, leaving Dykstra Funeral Home to Gilbert Vande Water and Julius. With Vande Water's death in 1957, the Kleinheksel family, consisting of Julius and his son Victor, became the sole proprietors. Julius' son Carrow would also join the business.
Gift ofHolland Museum