Latest Obituaries

Anna Van Diest

  Anna Henrietta Van Diest, 96, of Lynden, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2014, in the Christian Health Care Center. Anna was born in Lynden to Frederick and Cornelia (Spaan) Polinder on March ...

Janet Askov

  Janet L. Askov, of Ferndale, passed away on Feb. 22, 2014. She leaves behind her daughters, Lorinda Donahue, Kelly Feenstra and Kristina Askov; her son, Donovan Stoa; her brother, Richard Foss; grandchildren ...

Verna Koehn

Verna M. Koehn, age 91, of Lynden, died on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in her Lynden Manor residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden…. This ...

Marvin Gansler

  Everson resident Marvin H. Gansler, age 74, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Lynden. A son of Elver and Alma (Miller) Gansler, he was born on March 10, 1939, in Bellingham and was a lifetime ...

Ben Boxum

Ben Boxum, well known as a former superintendent of Lynden Christian Schools, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at age 91. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Bethel ...

Don Smith

Don Smith, age 67, of Lynden, owner of Gillies Funeral Home, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Services are pending with Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

Mary Barker

Mary Margaret Barker, 89, of Everson, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, in Bellingham, surrounded by her family. Mary Margaret was born in Bellingham to Arthur and Mabel McMillen on Dec. 21, 1924. She went ...

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 ...