REV. A.M. DEN BOER
Rev. A.M. den Boer, 74, of Grand Rapids and a former
Sunnyside resident died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.
He was the minister of the Netherlands Reformed Church of
Grand Rapids, MI. He served as a minister of the Sunnyside Netherlands Reformed
Church from 1989 to 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie P. den Boer; his
children, Drs. Nelleke (Richard W.) Greendyk, Lenny (Jaap) Wiskerke and Dr.
Adrian (Leona L.) den Boer; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Jan den Boer of
Netherlands; four sisters-in-law, Aad den Boer, Fientje den Boer, Rick
Goedegebuur and Diny E. Polman.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at 10
a.m. at the First Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 1261 Beckwith Ave. NE.,
Grand Rapids, MI. Interment will be at Fairplains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Christian School. Zaagman
Memorial Chapel North is in charge of arrangements.
BERNICE KATHLEEN BURGER
As her family grieved to let go of her hands, Jesus and his
angels took her into their arms and sang “Hallelujah, you’re home.”
Bernice Kathleen Burger, 79, of Sunnyside slipped away
peacefully Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Centralia, the only child of
Fred and Kate Woody. Bernice came to Sunnyside with her parents in 1926, and
received her education there. She met and married Vern Burger in 1945. Together
they made their home in Sunnyside. Bernice worked in Sunnyside for 51 years as
a legal secretary.
She was a life-long member of Sunnyside First Baptist
Church, where she served as the church secretary, a deaconess, and a choir
Bernice’s greatest gift was her generosity of spirit and
her willingness to put others before herself. She spent untold hours in the
service of the Sunnyside community, both in her professional capacity and in
Christian love. In the minds and hearts of her family, there was no greater
Bernice loved reading, walking, hiking, and rejoiced in the
time she could spend with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Vern Burger; her son,
Richard and wife, Frances and their son, Hans, of Grandview; her son Dan, of
Bellingham; her daughter, Kathy Burger and partner Terry Davis, of Yakima; her
daughter, Sara Thomas and husband, Alan and their daughter, Taylor, of
Grandview; and her granddaughter, Ivy Weets and husband Kirk, and their
daughter, Marlee, of Sunnyside.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Kate
Viewing and visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home,
Sunnyside, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services for
Bernice will be held Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside First
Baptist Church, with interment to be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of
arrangements. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lower Valley
JEANETTE Y. MCINTIRE
Jeanette Y. McIntire, 63, of Sunnyside passed away
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at her home.
Jeanette was born Dec. 31, 1940 to Clara (Wallace) and Orie
Montgomery in her grandparent’s home in Grandview. Jeanette received her
education in Sunnyside, graduating with the class of 1959. On Dec. 21, 1974 she
married Don McIntire in Sunnyside. Don and Jeanette farmed. She also worked for
Akin’s Grocery Store and Calico Circus in Sunnyside for several years.
She was a member of the AM Vet’s Women Auxiliary Post I in
Tacoma, and Women’s Auxiliary of Sunnyside Eagles.
Jeanette enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with her
children. She spent many hours working in her yard, gardening and caring for
She was an avid collector of
Precious Moments figurines.
Jeanette is survived by her husband, Don McIntire of
Sunnyside; three children, Debbie Moore and husband, John, of Goldendale, Marv
Kerr and wife, Kim Eggleston, of Othello and Clint Kerr of Ephrata; one
step-daughter, Kim; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Beth Stephenson and
husband, Sam, of Tucson, Ariz. and Marilyn Schryvers of Prosser.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at 2
p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley
Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Those wishing to honor Jeanette’s memory may
contribute to the Yakima Memorial Hospice.
NORMA JEAN ELLIOT STROH
Norma Jean Elliott Stroh, 65, beloved mother, sister,
grandmother and aunt fell asleep in death Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at her home
Norma Jean was born April, 30, 1939. Norma Jean was a
homemaker and had lived in Sunnyside most of her life.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Brink of Sunnyside;
one son, Troy Brink of Steilacoom; four grandchildren; one sister, Lila Stroh
of Prosser; two brothers, Dewayne Wentz of Moxee and Dale Wentz of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister,
At Norma Jean’s request there will be no formal funeral
To our mom you will live in our hearts forever. Rest in
Those wishing to honor Norma Jean’s memory may contribute
to the American Heart Association. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of