Thys Broersma

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Thys Broersma

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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  • Created by: Luke Broersma
  • Added: 15 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15364661
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thys Broersma (17 Sep 1895–31 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15364661, citing Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Luke Broersma (contributor 46857903) .