Latest Obituaries

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 ...

Nicki Doerrer

Nicki F. Doerrer passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 29, 2014. She was 96 years old. Nicki was born in Juneau, Alaska, on Dec. 7, 1917, to her parents, Nellie May (Sheppard) Frakes and Benjamen ...

John Christie

John Lyle Christie of Everson passed away on Feb. 7, 2014, in Peace Health St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness. He was 82 years of age and was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. He graduated from Western Michigan ...

Cornelius Rientjes

Cornelius (Cornie) Rientjes was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 18, 1913, and was received into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2014, as he heard the words, “Well done, ...