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Rhoda Van Corbach

April 5, 1923 November 19, 2019
Rhoda Van Corbach
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Obituary for Rhoda Van Corbach

Rhoda L. Van Corbach, age 96 of Lynden passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Rhoda was known as a prayer warrior and a hard working woman, whether in the home, the fields, the church, or volunteering for the school.

Rhoda’s parents were William and Ruby (Haveman) Tjoelker, born April 5, 1923 in Everett, Washington. She grew up in the Lynden area attending Sunrise School.

Rhoda worked for Rose DeGroot at the Fairway Café retiring in 1985. She had an active social life at the Lynden Senior Center teaching and playing games. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Rhoda loved being around her grandchildren teaching them the value of hard work and to love the Lord.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dick Van Corbach in year 2000, her parents, brother Maynard Tjoelker and sister Grace TeSelle.

Rhoda is survived by children Gord (Sally) Van Corbach, Ken (Patti) Van Corbach, Karen (Rick) Pitt, Gloria (Tim) Sadlier; grandchildren Shona, Loren, Travis, Amanda, Kristen, Kara, TJ, and Cody; 19 great grandchildren, and special friend and caregiver Cheryl Neuberger. She will be greatly missed by siblings Frances Miller, Charlie (Judy) Tjoelker, Wilma (Bill) DeLeeuw, Bud (Jayleen) Tjoelker, Clarence (Barb) Tjoelker; sister in law Gert Tjoelker and brother in law Vernon TeSelle.

You are invited to join family and friends for visitation at Gillies Funeral Home on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. The memorial service will be at Second Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. Memorials are suggested to Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Dr., Lynden, WA 98264 or Second CRC’s Mission fund, 710 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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4:00 PM 12/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/6/2019 6:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States





11:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Second Christian Reformed Church

710 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Second Christian Reformed Church
710 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

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