top banner

Obituary Listings

Henry Weg

August 22, 1928 January 8, 2019
Henry Weg
There are condolences waiting approval on Henry's Tribute wall
Obituary for Henry Weg

Henry “Hank” Weg Sr. went home to be with Jesus on January 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. Hank was born to Peter and Bertha Weg in Bigelow, Minnesota on August 22, 1928. He grew up in Bigelow with three brothers Pete, Benny, and Wes and one sister Edith. At the age of 14, Hank moved with his family to Lynden, Washington to a farm on the Double Ditch Road. Hank worked on the farm and later worked construction for Bill Van Werven.

Dad saw Joyce Heutink walking home from church one Sunday morning and told his Mom that he was going to marry that girl. Dad asked Mom out on a date that night and they were married on July 18, 1951. Together they raised four boys Henry, Randy, Gary, and Chad, and one daughter, Pat. There was hardly ever a dull moment in this busy household with cow pasture baseball games, basketball in the hay mow, and table games like Scrabble and Chinese checkers. Dad bought 40 acres of farmland on the Depot road from Mr. Waples and started the Meadow Cress Dairy with six cows that he milked tied to a post outside until he finished the barn. He then built the house.

Dad was an avid sports fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Lynden Christian Lyncs. Dad could fix most anything and was a much sought after cement finisher. He worked for Vellema and Strengtholt Construction as well as dairy farming.

In 2004, Dad and son, Gary, sold the farm. Dad then started volunteering for the Lynden Christian School Recycling Center. He drove the truck to pick up cardboard with Marv VanMersbergen and later Sherm VanMersbergen for many years. Dad also spent a lot of time in his 10 acres of woods making endless stacks of firewood.

Dad and Mom were married for 64 years before her death in 2015. Dad was the caregiver for Mom for seven years. Dad loved his family deeply. He enjoyed playing games like Go Fish, Farkle, and Rummy Cube with his grandkids and great grandkids. He love to talk with people and find out their stories. He loved his Lord and daily spent time in his Bible and devotionals. He was a life-long member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden.

Hank was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Chad, brother Benny, sister Edith Wielinga, and sister-in-law Betty Weg. He is survived by son Henry (Terri) Weg of Everson, daughter Pat (Al) Glass of Wenatchee, son Randy (Cheryl) Weg of Birch Bay, and son Gary (Shari) Weg of Everson. Hank has eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren whom he adored. Hank will be missed by brothers Pete and Wes (Carolyn) Weg, and sister in law Jennie Tolsma along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A time of visitation will be held Tuesday January 15 from 4-7p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home. The graveside service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden followed by an 11:00 a.m. memorial service at First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., Lynden.

Memorials may be made to Lynden Christian School, 417 Lyncs Way, Lynden, WA 98264.
You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Henry Weg, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

15

Jan

4:00 PM 1/15/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

16

Jan

10:15 AM 1/16/2019 10:15:00 AM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Wednesday

16

Jan

11:00 AM 1/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Reformed Church

1010 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

First Christian Reformed Church
1010 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Henry Weg

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Henry

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...