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I’ve written in recent weeks about the ever-changing weather, but not the increased stress of my friends and neighbors in north county from damaging floods to high winds and winter storms to different losses from COVID-19 and other illnesses.

  Terry Steven Marks was born on Sept. 24, 1957, in Toledo, Ohio to Edward and MaryAnne (Leidel) Marks. He was the middle child of three boys.

  Cornelius “Casey” Lankhaar, age 76, of Lynden, Washington and Sun City, Arizona, passed away Monday, Jan. 3 in Sun City, Arizona after a short illness. He always had a smile and a greeting for everyone he met.

  Lora Marie Edwards went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 6. She was surrounded by her loving family.

  Larry Green, age 76, passed away Dec. 10 at Homeplace Memory Care in Oak Harbor.

  Dean Leonard Christen of Sumas went home to his Heavenly Father on Jan. 2. He passed at home after spending his final week surrounded by his family and close friends.  

  Brent A. Matter passed away unexpectedly at home on the morning of Dec. 31. He was born on March 23, 1951, in Bellingham, to parents August and Helen Matter and lived almost his entire life in Whatcom County.

  Wesley Assink went to Heaven on Jan. 1. Loving husband of Shirley and loving father to: Janet Crouse(Jim), Larry Assink (Debbie), Phil Assink(Kim), Darla Hanson (David), Toni Benner (David). Grandfather to Jaime Crouse, Jed Crouse, Jessica Mumford. Jenaya Church, Jaylene Finkbonner, Jordan…

  Albert “Al” Vinkes, of Lynden, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9 at home with his family at his bedside.

  A. F. Goodwin Jr., known as Al or Jack to his friends, passed away Dec. 21, 2021. He was born in Yakima, May 23, 1936, and later lived in Custer for many years.

  John Forbes, age 85, passed away at home on Thursday, Jan 6.

  Kevin Dean Korthuis, 60, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2021, at Skagit Valley Hospital.

  LeRoy (Lee) Kelln, age 87, of Lynden left the confines of his earthly body Tuesday, Jan. 4 and joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven.

  Albert Vogel, age 79, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7.

Washington motorists have choices when it comes to fueling their vehicles, thanks to the free market. But the benefits of competition, beginning with cost and quality, aren’t consistently available throughout our state’s energy sector.

  Alyce Carolyn Archer Reimer passed away Nov. 18, 2021. She was born in 1924 in Nebraska to the late Guy and Lueta Archer. Her four brothers have preceded her in death.

  Albert “Al” Smit passed away on Dec. 16, 2021 after battling MDS and Acute Leukemia.

  Freda Lil Henken of Bellingham slipped away to heaven on Dec. 24, 2021.

  John Mark Tilley entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 26 at the age of 70.

  Cornelius “Casey” Lankhaar, of Lynden, passed away in Sun City, Arizona on Monday, Jan. 3 at the age of 76.

  Wesley Assink of Lynden went to heaven on Jan. 1. Funeral arrangements to be announced.

  Ryon K. Harriman went to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas Day.

  Kenneth James Visser, age 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 24, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, due to complications related to COVID-19.

News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1981, as compiled by Tribune Publisher Michael Lewis

  Ruth Biesheuvel, age 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

  Douglas J. Ericksen passed away on Friday, Dec. 17 at the age of 52, following a battle with COVID-19.

  Ken Visser, age 74, passed away Friday, Dec. 24.

  Albert “Al” Smit passed away on Dec. 16 after battling MDS and Acute Leukemia.

News Snippets from the Lynden Tribune: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1981, as compiled by Tribune Publisher Michael Lewis.

  Voy C. Eschbach, age 85, passed away on Dec. 12 at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

  Delbert Dodson (age 68) entered into rest on Dec. 15 in Bellingham.

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