Ike (Eize) deGraaf, 74, of Sunnyside died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

He was born May 22, 1933 in Hallum, Friesland, Netherlands to Dirk and Hendrijke (van Huizen) deGraaf.

In 1970, Ike and Shirley Moritzky were married in Sunnyside.

He is survived by brothers, Pete (Tetje) of Lethbridge, Alberta, Edward (Donna) of Sunnyside, Henry (Rosalyn) of Grandview, Fred (Donna) of Outlook and Dick (Katherine) of Kennewick; his sisters, Dieuwke (Jappie) of Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands, Tjitske (Geert) of Oosterwolde, Friesland, Netherlands; Betty (Ted) of Edmonton, Alberta, Annie (Ties) of Heereveen, Drente, Netherlands; a sister-in-law, Marilyn deGraaf of Grandview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janke; and a brother, Bert.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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