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Elizabeth Fluit

November 25, 1934 May 5, 2019
Elizabeth Fluit
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Obituary for Elizabeth Fluit

Elizabeth Fluit passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 84. She loved gardening and was especially known for growing beautiful lilies. Elizabeth was very independent and loved any type of work.

Elizabeth was born November 25, 1934 in Lebanon, Iowa to parents Dick and Cora (Faber) VanHofwegen.

Elizabeth was married to Teunis Fluit on December 29, 1954 in Lester, Iowa. They bought a farm near Rock Rapids Iowa and raised four children there. They moved to Lynden in 1978 and had another son there. Teunis passed away in 1981 and Elizabeth raised her last son on her own. She cleaned houses and grew and sold flowers.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband Teunis, brothers Marinus VanHofwegen and Bill VanHofwegen, sister Kryna Rozeboom (Dick), and sister in law Betty VanHofwegen.

Elizabeth is survived by daughters Harriet Kattenberg (Henry) from Hull, IA, Charlotte Pitman (Scott) from Harrison, AK; sons Teunis Fluit (Joanie) of Joseph, OR, Henry Fluit (Amy) from Weiser, ID, and Patrick Fluit (Paula) from Pasco, WA; 21 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by brother Adrian VanHofwegen, Case VanHofwegen (Albertha), Dick VanHofwegen (Mary), Arie VanHofwegen, John VanHofwegen (Jessie), Herman VanHofwegen (Joan), Bob VanHofwegen (Delores), Martin VanHofwegen (Bernice), Carl VanHofwegen (Joyce); sister in law Traci VanHofwegen and numerous nieces and nephews.

You are invited to join Elizabeth’s family for a Memorial service at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 8581 Depot Rd, Lynden followed by burial at Monumenta Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden, WA.


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Service

Saturday

11

May

12:00 PM 5/11/2019 12:00:00 PM
Netherlands Reformed Congregation

8581 Depot Road
Lynden, WA 98264

Followed by a 2 p.m. burial at Monumenta Cemetery.

Netherlands Reformed Congregation
8581 Depot Road Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Saturday

11

May

2:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Monumenta Cemetery Final Resting Place

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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