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.
He was in the first graduating class at Lynden Christian High School in 1949, then continued his education at Calvin College in Michigan and WWU in Bellingham.
In 1951 he married Maribeth Booman, the love of his life for 70 years.
Marvin taught literature and speech at Lynden Christian High School for 37 years where directing the school plays and musicals became his passion. He went on to establish Bay Lyn Glass. He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and Sonlight Church.
He had wonderful memories spent with family and friends fishing, yearly trips to Heffley Lake near Kamloops, BC, sailing in the San Juans, and always hoping for a Mariners win.
He touched the lives of many, but everyone knew his sights were set on heaven.
He is survived by his wife and children: Linda (Vanderpol) and Bill Vandersys, Steve and Carol (Enfield) Vanderpol, Brian and Joani (Meyer) Vanderpol and Larry and Candie (Ackermann) Vanderpol, 32 grandkids, 31 great grandkids, and 3 great, great grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bernice Kok and brothers Roland and Jacob.
A celebration of his life will be held at the LCHS Fine Arts Center, Wednesday Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
If you are unable to attend the celebration service in person but would like to participate virtually, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LCS Endowment, 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, WA 98264, or https://www.lyncs.org/donations.