Alvin VanDyk

Obituary of Alvin VanDyk

Alvin Van Dyk, (age 91) of Custer, passed away on April 11, 2008 in Blaine. He was born June 17, 1916 in Lynden to Walter and Verna Van Dyk. Alvin graduated from Custer High School, Class of 1939. He married Winnifred Whitford on September 25, 1939 in Everett, WA. Alvin worked for Weldit Tank and Steel for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He belonged to the Boiler Makers Union and was active with the Haynie Grange. A very loving and caring person, Alvin will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Winnifred, daughters Darlene Van Dyk, Judy Overton, Deanna Ashmon and her husband John, and Janice Fenske and her husband Steve, all of Custer, 4 brothers living in Whatcom County, a sister in Colorado, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. A celebration of Alvin's life will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2PM at Jerns-McKinney Funeral Chapel, 464 8th St., Blaine, 360-734-0070. A committal service will follow at Haynie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt in Blaine. Jerns-McKinney Funeral Chapel Blaine
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