Memorial service for bicyclist killed in crash


ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people attended a Monday memorial service for a bicyclist who was killed in a crash last week.

Jeff Dykehouse, 51, died June 9 when he was hit by an SUV as he rode his bike along Egypt Valley Road in Ada Township.

Monday, Dykehouse was remembered at Ada Bible Church’s Knapp Campus for a life well-lived. During the service, he was described as adventurous, caring and a man who lived his life at full throttle.

Dykehouse worked as a college administrator. He taught scuba diving and raced motorcycles.

He also worked as a photographer. His Emily’s Big Picture Project, started after his 14-month-old daughter died of leukemia, provided families with portraits of terminally ill children. Family members Monday said that project will continue.

The Kent County Prosecutor is still considering whether he will charge the driver of the SUV involved in the fatal crash.

The pastor at Monday’s service asked Dykehouse’s friends and family to pay for that driver.

Memorial contributions for Dykehouse’s children’s education or Emily’s Big Picture Project may be made at Lake Michigan Credit Union.

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