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Dennis "Denny" J DeBoer

July 30, 1928 August 25, 2019
Dennis "Denny" J DeBoer
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Dennis “Denny” De Boer was welcomed into heaven on Sunday morning, August 25th, 2019. He had just celebrated his 91st birthday July 30st. He was born in his family home on the W. Badger Rd. to Ren and Lena (Geleynse) De Boer. He lived on and operated the family dairy farm for 73 years.

Denny attended Ebenezer Christian School for elementary school and graduated from Lynden High School in 1946. He married his high school sweetheart Betty (Van Ry) De Boer in 1948. It was a match made in heaven. They were married for 71 years.

Denny was a Whatcom County resident his whole life and was committed to making a difference there. He was a member of Third Christian Reformed Church for 50 years. He served as an Elder and Deacon. He was a member of Lynden Kiwanis and serve on the Lynden Christian school board.

He loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and all the stories and coffee times that followed “made his heart sing.” His taxidermy hobby gave him many opportunities for more shared tales. He was a talented woodworker. His kids and grandkids received many special homemade gifts from grandpa.

Dennis is preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Maurice De Boer, and sister Lena (De Boer) Vander Geissen. He is also now reunited with son-in-law Carl Haan and three precious grandchildren.

Five children were blessed by Denny’s long life. Donna (Dick) Bajema, Lonnie (David) Ten Broek, Randy (Lisa) De Boer, Renee Haan, and Roger (Jill) De Boer. He is survived by 26 grandkids; 21 great grandkids; one great great grandchild; and sister Kathy (Alvin) Plantinga. Denny loved his numerous nieces and nephews and they loved him back.

We are so thankful for the wonderful care he received at the Christian Health Care Center. Denny expressed over and over his gratitude for the “angels” that served him there.

Visitation will be Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home. A Graveside committal will be Saturday, August 31 at 1:15 PM at Monumenta Cemetery followed by a 2 PM Memorial service at Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. Memorials are suggested to Lynden Christian Schools. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Aug

5:00 PM 8/30/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/30/2019 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

Saturday

31

Aug

1:15 PM 8/31/2019 1:15:00 PM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Saturday

31

Aug

2:00 PM 8/31/2019 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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