Gertrude Vander Haak Statema

 Gertrude Vander Haak Statema, age 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

  Gertrude was born on March 7, 1926, to Peter and Alice Meendering in Middleburg, Iowa. She married Lawrence Vander Haak in 1946 and together they raised four children: Larry (Janice), Bob (Joan), Gayle (Howard) Mouw, and Brian (Bette). After Lawrence passed in 1972, Gertrude continued to work at the Christian Health Care Center and in the nursery at St. Joseph Hospital. In 1981 she married Archie Statema and together they operated a blueberry farm in Everson.

  Gertrude was preceded in death by Archie; and her brothers Jake, Robert and Elmer.

  She is survived by her four children; sister Pat Katz; sister-in-law Betty Meendering; stepchildren Betsy Faber, Dan (Joan) Statema, Ken (Valorie) Statema and Cheryl (John) Buntsma; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Lynden, after a noon graveside service in Greenacres Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Amor Viviente, 514 Liberty St., Lynden, WA 98264.

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