Cornelius Vermeulen

Casey was born on Dec. 22, 1929, in Lynden to Gerritt and Adriana (BerreVoets) Vermeulen. He passed on June 18, 2020. He attended Lynden Christian schools and in 1948 he married Geraldine “Jerry” Bromley from Sumas. Together they founded Guide Auto Sales, Lynden Chrysler Plymouth and Bellingham Chrysler Center.

  Casey loved boating and served as a commodore of the Bellingham Yacht Club and the Bellingham Wheel and Keel Club and was also a member of the Elks. He enjoyed golfing, his family, and wintering in Palm Springs.

  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Jerry; son Mark Vermeulen; grandson Jamie Vermeulen; and three sisters and four brothers.

  Survivors include his daughter Georgia (David) Bien; son Jay (Stacey) Vermeulen; grandson Toby (Kim) Vermeulen; granddaughter Rocki Vermeulen McDaniel; several great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild; and sisters Gertrude Tjoelker and Elaine Tierney.

  A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 23, in Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale.

  Memorial donations can be made to the Jamie Vermeulen Memorial Scholarship; send checks to P.O. Box 5465, Bellingham, WA 98227.

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