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Thys Broersma
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1895
Piaam
Sudwest Fryslan Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jan. 31, 1978
Lynden
Whatcom County
Washington, USA

BROERSMA, Thys - Funeral services for Mr. Thys Broersma, age 82; recently of 1234 North Mountain View Road, Oak Harbor; were conducted on Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m. in the Bethel Christian Reformed Church with Rev. John Petersen officiating. Burial followed in Monumenta Cemetery.

Born in Holland, Mr. Broersma died Tuesday, January 31, (1978). A retired farmer, Mr. Broersma moved to Lynden in 1930 from Kansas and moved to Oak Harbor two years ago. He was also a member of the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel; three sons, Julian and his wife Dorothy of Vancouver, Washington, Chester and his wife Eunice of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Delmar and his wife Marilyn of Lafayette, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette (Cornie) Eshuis of Lynden and Mrs. Marcella (John) VerStraate of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Decker of Denver, Colorado; twenty-three grand and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Lawrence of Lynden and Peter of Burlington, Ontario; a step-son, Richard Larson in Iran; a step-daughter, Mrs. Virginia Crabtree of Lynden and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded by his first wife, Gertrude in 1955 and a son Marion and a daughter Julia. Contributions and memorial gifts may be made to the Lynden Christian Schools. Services were under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Jetze Broersma (1865 - 1955)
  Luitske Van Gunst (1869 - 1925)
 
 Spouses:
  Gertrude Wichers Broersma (1901 - 1955)
  Isabel Marie White Lund (1909 - 1995)*
 
 Children:
  Julia M Broersma (1925 - 1926)*
  Julian Laverne Broersma (1927 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ynskje Broersma (1893 - 1919)*
  Thys Broersma (1895 - 1978)
  Laas Broersma (1901 - 1985)*
  Peter Broersma (1903 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monumenta Cemetery
Lynden
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Luke Broersma
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
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Thys Broersma
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Thys Broersma
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Rest in peace...
- Nancy
 Added: Oct. 20, 2011
 
 
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