Dean Ellis Munkres, age 73, of Lynden went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 28, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born November 16, 1942 in Bellingham to Wayne and Jensine Munkres. He is survived by brothers, Aden/Margaret of Eugene, OR and Dale/Judy formerly of Ferndale; beloved wife, Vicki; children Dale/Thess of Everson, Jill/Keith Shelly of Lynden; Jeff/Jenn of Lynden; Joey/Laura of Lynden; Yvonne/Mitch Merritt of Acme, Michelle/Eli Small of Florida; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Pam. Private family graveside services will be held at Nooksack Cemetery followed by a celebration of Dean's life at 4 P.M. on June 4, 2016 at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden, WA, with Pastor Jim Miller and Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to Christian Health Care Center, 855 Aaron Drive, Lynden, WA 98264 or Faith Community Church of Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Bellingham Herald from June 1 to June 2, 2016