News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Thursday, Sept. 23, 1971, as compiled by Tribune publisher Michael Lewis.

Our young family lived a block away from the schoolyard site in the 1980s-90s. This was where we went with baseball gear to hit fly balls to girls who then ran away from the oncoming ball -- hey, you’re supposed to catch it! Or we threw a Frisbee or just ran around on the big open grounds.

  Dalene Koetje, age 90, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19.

 Alice Van Egdom of Lynden passed away in at Hospice House in Bellingham on Sept. 13 at the age of 98, following a stroke.

  Bobby VanderPloeg, beloved son of Bob (Linda) VanderPloeg of Bellingham, passed away on Aug. 17 in Houston, Texas, where he had lived for the past 34 years.

  David Michael Sims Jr., age 52, passed away tragically on the weekend of Aug, 21 at his home in Ferndale.

  Irmgard Kirkman, of Lynden, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2 at her home.

 Timothy (Duffy) James Hughes, age 69, of Ferndale was born Jan. 17, 1951 in Bellingham, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Ferndale.

  Stanley Urcel Jones, a.k.a. “Pop”, age 71, passed away peacefully at home in Ferndale, surrounded by, and enveloped in, the love of his close-knit family.  

  Ronald “Ron” Edward Urban, formerly of Everson, died on Sept. 10 after a 2.5-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Randall (Randy) Lee Matter was born on March 18, 1966 in Bellingham to Gerald (Jerry) and Ellen (Tenkley) Matter.

  Frederick Earl Westhoff, age 80, was surrounded by his beloved family as he passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in his home.

  Marvin Glen Vanderpol died at the age of 90 in Lynden on Sept. 16. He was born to Evert and Minnie Vanderpol on April 9, 1931, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Lynden in 1939.

  David W. Nesbitt, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 28 in Bellingham.

  John Berendsen passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20 at his home in Lynden with his family by his side. He battled Cholangio Carcinoma (a bile duct cancer) for over 2 1/2 years.

News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Thursday, Sept. 16, 1971, as compiled by Tribune Publisher Michael Lewis.

  Hermina “Mina” (Kooiman) DeBruin, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the age of 94.

 When you walked into the room, Neil Bancroft’s attention turned toward you, and welcomed you with an infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye.

  Betty Alice (Howell) McClellan of Bellingham passed away Friday, Sept. 3 at the age of 92.

  David M. Sims Jr., age 52, passed away on Aug. 23 in Ferndale.

  Barbara Jean (Mazza) Moser, of Bellingham, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 7. She was born to Albert Angelo and Viola Evelyn Mazza in Olean, NY on Sept. 21, 1937.

   Anatoliy Lebedev age 58 passed away Saturday, Sept. 11. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  Clarice Blankers passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 4 in her home in Dallas, GA.

  Gerrit Byeman went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 7 after many years of dealing with the physical decline from the effects of a stroke.

  Rena Steensma went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 1 at the age of 94.

  In loving memory of Kim K. Wing from her family; husband Steve, children Thomas, Jessica and Kari as well as brothers Perry, Steven, Ricky and Scott; and aunts Janan and Faye.

  Andrea Shearer, age 77, passed away at home on Thursday, Sept. 2.

  Allen Reinikka, age 74, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2020 at Whatcom Hospice House.

News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Thursday, Sept. 2, 1961, as compiled by Tribune Publisher Michael Lewis.

  Kevin Michael Foster passed away suddenly on Aug. 24 in Bellingham.

  Thomas Degroot, age 76, died peacefully on Aug. 24 at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden, Washington following a stroke.

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