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  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Ron Dykstra, age 71, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14.  He is known for his kind heart and love of the Lord. He had many friends.

  Cliff De Boom passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the age of 90.

  On Dec. 9, the world lost the most amazing man and soul, Hugh G. Locker.

  William Lloyd Faber (Bill) was born at home under the Christmas tree to Arnold S. and Janice K. (Broersma) Faber Dec. 14, 1986 in San Jose, California.

  Jesus Rodriguez, age 44 passed away Thursday, Dec. 16 after a brief illness.

  Marsha Kay Drain passed away in her home Saturday, Dec. 11 at the age of 72. She was deeply loved and adored by her children and grandchildren.

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

  Albert Smit, of Birch Bay, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the age of 79.

  Douglas J. Ericksen passed away on Friday, Dec. 17 at the age of 52.

  Frank L. Graham, age 66, of Bellingham, passed away at his home Friday, Dec. 3.

  Laura Beth Huizenga Plagerman, age 61, passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 7, after a year-long struggle with cancer.

  Sherry Beth Van Diest (Pike), 54, of Everson, Washington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Dec. 6.

  Heaven is announcing an addition to the House Band. Jean Dawkins has accepted a permanent position as lead guitar and vocals. His lifelong love of music will serve him well in this position. As will his now perfect hearing.

  Creg Warren Yonker of Bozeman, Montana, formerly of Lynden, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2 from a construction accident in Montana.

  Gary Edwin Houghteling, age 74, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 6. He is remembered for being generous to his family, always welcoming, and a true jokester … and yes, you were his favorite.

  Stanley “Stan” A. Heeringa, age 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 9.

  Wilma passed away just after 1 p.m. Oct. 18 with her wonderful caregivers and daughter nearby, after complications from dementia.

  Alma Tiesinga passed away peacefully at home and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 29.

  Henry “Hank” Vander Meulen went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 21.

  Bonnie Jeanne Hawley, age 89, of Ferndale, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Lynden.

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