|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1983|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2003|
On Sunday, June 8, 2003, Mark Stap, age 19, went home to be with his Lord after a valiant battle with cancer.
Visitation hours will be from 1 to 9 pm on Tuesday, June 10, at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 11, at 10:15 am in Monumenta Cemetery followed by funeral services at 11:00 am in the First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating.
Mark was born on June 20, 1983 to Larry and Debbie (Van Dellen) Stap. He lived in Lynden all his life and attended Ebenezer Christian School and graduated from Lynden Christian High School in 2002. He enjoyed working around the family farm, working with his hands, fishing, golfing, and working on his car. On Christmas Day 2002, he was engaged to Emily Tjoelker.
Mark's whole life was a testimony of his loving relationship with the Lord, which was publicly stated in a special gathering on Sunday, June 1, 2003, with family and friends.
He will be missed by his fiancée, Emily Tjoelker, his parents, Larry and Debbie Stap of Lynden; brother Michael Stap of Lynden; sisters Michelle and husband Mark Tolsma of Lynden, Lacey Stap of Lynden, and Rachel Washington and two nieces of Louisiana; grandparents Jake and Jeanette Stap of Lynden, Albert Van Dellen and Genevieve Van Dellen both of Everson; great-grandmother, Flora Van Dellen of North Dakota; his fiancées family and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Christian School; 9390 Guide Meridian or to the Lynden Christian Schools; 417 Nooksack Ave., both Lynden 98264. You may sign the Memorial Guest Book at http://www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
-Obituary from The Bellingham Herald (6/10/2003)
Created by: Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Record added: Aug 16, 2006
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