Jerry Jan Van Beek, age 63, of Lynden passed away on Oct. 3, 2013. Jerry was born to Gerrit and Dorothy (Jansma) Van Beek on Jan. 25, 1950. Jerry grew up in the Sumas area and attended Nooksack Schools. He served during the Vietnam War
in the U.S. Army
. In 1970 Jerry married Christine Dickinson. He worked as a dairy farmer and a truck driver. He is survived by his wife Christine; children Jerry Jr. Van Beek, Krishelle (Jed) Dawson, Jeff (Jessica) Van Beek, Kim (Jason) Van Beek; grandchildren Gage Van Beek, Kenzie and Kaydee Dawson, Jeorgia and Jenner Van Beek; siblings Leroy (Gladys) Van Beek, Judy (Rick) Sato, Bonnie (John) Heutink, Sharon (John) Van Dalen, Shirley (Doug) Bajema, Merri Lynn (Jim) Tjoelker, Dennis Van Beek; father-in-law and mother-in-law Roland and Caroline Dickinson and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Darlene Divis and brother-in-law Al Divis. Please join us in remembering Jerry at a open house Saturday Oct. 26th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lynden Community/Senior Center.