Latest Obituaries

Henry Berendsen

Henderick M. “Henry” Berendsen passed away and went home to his eternal home in Heaven in the early morning hours of his 89th birthday. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., on March 24, 1924, to Carel E. ...

Martin Jongsma

Martin Carl Jongsma left to be with his Heavenly Father on March 19, 2013. He was born on May 25, 1934, in Artesia, Calif., the youngest son of Andrew and Jessie (Sterk) Jongsma and brother of Harold and ...

David Boyd

David John Boyd was born in Seattle on March 25, 1941, to Elenore Margaret (Bohnsack) Boyd and James Sterling Boyd. In 1945 the family moved to the Ten Mile Road. Dave attended Meridian schools and graduated ...

Jay Visser

Jay Howard Visser, of Marysville, died early on Monday morning, March 25, 2013. He was born in Bellingham on April 23, 1946, and grew up on a dairy farm in Sumas with his parents, Lambert and Freda Visser, ...

Esther Wetzel

Esther Top Wetzel died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii. Esther was born to parents Allie and Arthur Top in Creswell, Ore. She graduated from Lynden High School and Washington ...

James Elbrecht

James Thomas Elbrecht, known by family and friends as Tom, passed away on March 22, 2013. Tom was born in Bellingham on June 28, 1948, and attended Lynden High School. He served in the U.S. Army and fought ...

Thomas Bajema

Thomas J. Bajema, age 76, of Lynden, died on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. Funeral arrangements are pending. Please contact Gillies Funeral Home for scheduled day and time ...
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William ‘Bill’ Bode

William “Bill” Bode, age 95, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Christian Health Care Center. Born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Borculo, Mich., to Gerrit and Clara ...
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Loretta Hunter

Loretta Virginia Reilly Hunter was born at home in Ferndale on May 29, 1919, to Thomas and Josephine Reilly, Ferndale pioneers. She died on March 4, 2013, at the age of 93. She met her future husband, ...
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Howard ‘Squeak’ Koetje

Howard “Squeak” L. Koetje, age 85, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Lynden to Clarence and Alice (Haveman) Koetje, was a lifetime ...