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Ron "Doc" Zylstra

July 24, 1938 December 20, 2018
Ron "Doc" Zylstra
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Obituary for Ron "Doc" Zylstra

Ron “Doc” Zylstra passed away peacefully in his sleep at home early Thursday, December 20, 2018. He was born in Bellingham on July 24, 1938 to Paul & Emma (De Hoog) Zylstra and lived his entire 80 years in Lynden. He graduated from Lynden Christian and married his high school sweetheart Joyce Mellema on August 20, 1958 in Sumas. Doc owned S&H Auto Parts for 43 years. He was a lifelong member of Third Christian Reformed Church.

Doc loved spending time with his family on vacation in Penticton, BC for 58 years and just celebrated a blessed Thanksgiving in Maui with the whole family, all 28!

Doc is survived by his wife of 60 years Joyce; children Doreen(Lauren) Meenderinck, Karrin(Dean) Simpson, Tim(Michelle) Zylstra, and Tom(Bridget) Zylstra; grandchildren Malorie(Derek) Tjoelker, Kelsie(Derek) Heystek, Ty Haan, Austin (fiancé Ashley LaVeille), Jordan(Jayme) Simpson, Kylee Simpson, Conor, Hailey and Brooke Nordstrom, Marc Meenderinck, Brevin and Annie Zylstra, Dexter and Ruby Zylstra; and great grandchildren Macy and Briggs Tjoelker and Ava Heystek. Doc was preceded by daughter in-law Trisha (Bosman) Zylstra and grandson Fletcher Paul Zylstra

Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home. Interment will be Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Monumenta Cemetery followed by a 2 p.m. Celebration of life service at Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. Memorials can be made to Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, WA 98264.

You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online Guest Book at www.GilliesFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Wednesday

26

Dec

4:00 PM 12/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/26/2018 6:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Saturday

29

Dec

1:00 PM 12/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Dec

2:00 PM 12/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
Third Christian Reformed Church

514 Liberty St
Lynden, WA 98264

Third Christian Reformed Church
514 Liberty St Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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