Latest Obituaries

Edward Strachila

Edward L. “Ed” Strachila, age 52, died in an accident on the family farm at Clipper, Wash., on Feb. 18, 2014. He was born on Aug. 29, 1961, in Bellingham to Adolph and Florence Strachila. Ed graduated ...

Kurt Mauer

Kurt E. Mauer, born on April 25, 1941, in Walsrode (Hamweide), Germany, to Martha (Dittmer) and Erich Mauer, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, peacefully at home in Ferndale. Kurt was apprenticed in Germany ...

May Miller

May (Einfeld) Miller, age 94, went to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven on Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Canada on Feb. 25, 1919, and lived the majority of her life in Lynden. May served the Lord ...

Nella Shagren

Nella V. Shagren, age 99, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Born on June 4, 1914, in Lynden, she was the first of two daughters born to Adrian and Jennie (Schuyleman) ...

J. Elliott Fleming

J. Elliott Fleming, age 89, of Lynden, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2014. Elliott was born on Feb. 29, 1924, and would have turned 90 later this month. Born to Mary and Clare Fleming in Manitoba, ...

Cornelius Rientjes

Cornelius “Cornie” Rientjes, age 101, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2014. Visitation hours are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside ...

Sonia Vander Veen

Sonia Faye Vander Veen, 79, surrounded by her family, went home to be with her Lord at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. She was born in Lynden on Jan. 20, 1935, to Simon ...

Melvin Nieuwsma

Melvin R. Nieuwsma, age 84, of Lynden, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Hospice House in Bellingham. A son of Joe and Katie (Huisingh) Nieuwsma, he was born in Hull, ...

Lawrence Nordby

Lawrence Julius Nordby, a lifelong resident of Ferndale, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2014. He passed away at home surrounded by his family at the age of 87. Lawrence was born in Ferndale on May ...

Terrance Senger

Terrance Jerome Senger, age 59, passed away on Feb. 4, 2014, in Seattle, where he had lived for 18 years. He was born on Aug. 17, 1954, to Nicholas and Helen Senger at Camp Gordon, Ga. Terry graduated ...