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UPDATE: UNI student dies over spring break

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Jay Dykstra (Courtesy Kaiser Corson Funeral Home) Jay Dykstra (Courtesy Kaiser Corson Funeral Home)
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - A University of Northern Iowa student is being remembered for his smile and his friendship after he died on spring break in Las Vegas.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office reports Jay Dykstra, 22, of Denver died on Friday.

Jay was a UNI senior majoring in business. He would have graduated in May and had already accepted a full-time job in Hiawatha.

Public visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.

Read his full obituary here: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Jay-W-Dykstra/Denver-IA/1493235

UNI President Bill Ruud sent the following message to everyone on campus:

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Dear UNI Family, 

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of a member of the UNI family: Jay Dykstra, a senior majoring in business.

Jay was originally from Denver, Iowa. He was excited for graduation in May and had recently accepted a full-time position at Aerotek in Hiawatha. Jay loved slow-pitch softball, the Chicago Cubs and Denver Broncos. He was a best friend to many in Denver and at UNI.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, located at 218 2nd Street SE. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, located at 2700 Horton Road. A visitation is also scheduled for an hour prior to the mass on Saturday. More information about services and memorials can be found on the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home website.

Please keep Jay's loved ones in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time.

President Bill Ruud

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Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this article.
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