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Jennie F. Huizenga Obituary


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“Dave, Dennis and families, I'm so sorry for your loss. I only tossed papers at your parent's house for about 2 years but your mother was a stand...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jack Hagens - North Bend, WA

“It has been years since I have seen "Aunt" Jennie. So many beautiful way to describe her, but most important was her love for our LORD and her...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Dawn Howerzyl - Redlands, CA

“Huizenga Family, I just smile when I think of Jennie. She was filled with so much joy and laughter, you couldn't help but love her. May you find...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda Kaemingk - Lynden, WA

“Our sincere sympathy to Jennie's family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Lee & Sandi Kornelis - Bellingham, WA

“Dear Family, On this day our hearts share in the sorrow of the loss of Jennie in your lives and ours as well. She was a dear soul even though we were...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Randy & Deb Poortinga - Dyer, IN

“Jenni and Albert where special to "Aunt Babes" family. We enjoyed our visits when they came to Illinois. They had a special place in their hearts...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Don & Mary Terpstra & Ben - Dyer, IN

“We want to express our sincere condolences to all of Jennie's children and siblings. May the Lord comfort you in your bereavement. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Gys and Joanne Van Baren - Dyer, IN

“Dennis, Darlene, Crystal, Bruce, Ruby & Bryan, We are so sorry for your loss! know that we are praying for you guys & the family! love you all! ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Zach & Tammy - Lynden, WA

“I enjoyed Jennie and her husband as my neighbors years ago. Jennie was always so full of life and it's hard to believe she is no longer here. What a...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Gladys Struiksma - Lynden, WA

“Jennie was a cousin that I only had the opportunity of meeting a few times in my life. These memories I hold dear to my heart. Jennie showed...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Esther Huisken - Highland, CA

“Grandma Jennie will be very missed. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Crystal Hippe - Ferndale, WA

“Dear Huizenga Family, May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead and may the comfort of God...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Craig Liptrap - Seattle, WA

“Vern and Trudy--So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a dear sweet lady! She went on both cruises that I went on and was a joy to be...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia Wilcox - Lynden, WA

“We're holding your family up in prayer. Much love to all of you. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: The Family Williams - Woodinville, WA

“Denny, Dar and Famly, So sorry to see of the passing of your Mother. Her legacy will live on in the jovial nature of her children and grand...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Rudi & Virgi Diephuis - Lynden, WA

“Dennis, Darlene, and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all during this tough time. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Monte and Trisha Visser - Blaine, WA

“Our prayers are with you at this time of loss but knowing that your mother has been made whole by the grace of our Lord and Savior should help you...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kent & Jackie Holsather - WA

“To all the Huizenga family, Jennie was such a dear lady. The summer I worked at the Quality Inn with her, I always looked forward to her hugs. ...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Kristi Sims - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Dear Dave, Bev and family, Our hearts and prayers are with you. Jennie was truly one that walked with the Lord and set such a wonderful example...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Mike & Karen Nouwens - Bothell, WA

“Dear Huizenga Family, Our sincere Christian sympathy to you! Our prayer is that you will feel our Heavenly Father's loving arms enfolding and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Nelson and Karen De Ruyter - WA

“Dennis, Darlene and family....you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace and comfort knowing that she is now in a better place and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda Treloar - Lynden, WA


Jennie F. Huizenga, age 77, went to live with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 26, 2010, after a brief illness of Pancreatic Cancer. Jennie, the eldest of four, was born January 4, 1933 in Oak Lawn, IL to George and Gertrude (Haak) Postma. At 9 years old, she moved with her family to Bellflower, CA, where she attended Bellflower Christian School through the eighth grade. Jennie lived in California until she was 14. Her family then moved from California to Everson, WA and then to Sumas. It was in Sumas where Jennie met the love of her life, Albert Huizenga. They were married Feb. 6, 1952 in Ferndale, WA. They attended Sumas Christian Reformed Church until 1970, when they moved their family to Lynden where they attended Second Christian Reformed Church. Jennie's many passions included crocheting doilies and baby hats for Helping Hands for Babies; sewing squares for quilts and quilting for Second CRC Quilters, for missions and watching her Mariners. Many enjoyed Grandma Jennie's chocolate chip cookies. Her greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Albert always enjoyed traveling with Tulip Tours and Jennie enjoyed the cruises she took with her children. Her caring and loving personality was evident as she became "Grandma Jennie" to many whose lives she touched. She is survived by her daughter Trudy (Vern) Haveman of Custer; sons David (Beverly) Huizenga of Bothell; Dennis (Darlene) Huizenga of Lynden; her 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren—Heidi Haveman, Wade (Amber) Haveman: Sonja, Dalton, Kallie & Karsen; Shana (Craig) Magis: Pherrin; Mark (Amanda) Olson: Amelia; Ruth (Beau) Hansen; Ella-Ruth, Micah; Elizabeth Huizenga; Timothy Huizenga; Austin Huizenga; Crystal (Bruce) Hippe; Ruby Huizenga; Bryan Huizenga; brothers, Doede (Marge) Postma of Sumas; George (Lori) Postma of Abbotsford, BC; sisters-in-law Betty Postma of Sedro Woolley; Agnes Lankhaar, Betty Hilverda of Lynden; Marian Huizenga of Everson and numerous other relatives. Jennie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Albert of 51 years; brother John Postma; brothers-in-law Bonne Hilverda, Bill Lankhaar, Gilbert Huizenga, Don & sister-in-law, Lena Huizenga. Please, in lieu of flowers, Jennie requested donations to: Helping Hands for Babies, c/o First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St. or Second Christian Reformed Quilters, 805 Grover St., both of Lynden, WA 98264. A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 1:00 pm at Second Christian Reformed Church, 8th and Front St. in Lynden with Pastor Jim Carberry officiating. Private burial will be in Monumenta Cemetery.

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