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Caroline Kortus

Caroline Kortus passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Lynden at age 86. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Leota, Minnesota, to Dan and Rikki (Baron) Dooyema. Caroline married Albert Kortus ...

John Tjoelker

John Tjoelker, age 83, of Lynden, died on Friday evening, Oct. 3, 2014, in St Joseph Hospital. John was born to Meindert and Janet (Hofstede) Tjoelker on March 30, 1931, in Surhuizem, Friesland, the Netherlands. ...

Marten Bron

Marten Hendrik Johan Bron was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Maasluis, the Netherlands. He passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. His father died when he was a teenager and his mother died during World War ...

Peter VanWeerdhuizen

Peter VanWeerdhuizen, age 61, of Zeeland, Michigan, formerly of Lynden, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon; children Douglas ...

John Pearson

Mr. John Franklin Pearson, 50, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his home in Waycross, Georgia, after succumbing to the illness with which he had been struggling for many years. He had been living in ...

Wilbur Hammer

Wilbur A. “Bill” Hammer, of Bellingham, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bellingham surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held in Westford Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 9, from ...

Fred Aalpoel Jr.

Fred Aalpoel Jr., 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 7, 2014, surrounded by his family. Arrangements are being made through Gillies Funeral Home…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

Daniel Bratt

Daniel Bratt passed away peacefully in Lynden on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at age 94. He was born June 30, 1920, on a farm near Ellsworth, MI, the second youngest of 13 children of Dirk and Hattie (Boeve) ...

Henry Kaemingk

Henry “Hammering Hank” Kaemingk passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was 93. Hank and Marie were married 68 years and ...

Ervin Pfeiffer

Ervin Pfeiffer, or “Erv,” as he was known to his many friends, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, surrounded by family at Whatcom Hospice House. Erv was born in Norfolk, ...