Gertrude "Gert" Korver

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Lynden resident, Gertrude (Gert) Korver, went home to her Lord on March 5, 2018 at the age of 101. She was born to Neal and Emma (Bleeker) Grifhorst on February 2, 1917 in Castlewood, South Dakota. In her early years she lived in South Dakota and then her family moved to Orange City, Iowa in her early teens. On March 8, 1940 she was married to Simon Korver and in December 1946 they moved to Whatcom County, settling in the Everson/Nooksack area prior to moving to Lynden in 1975. Gert was a faithful and active member of the Nooksack Valley Reformed Church and after their move to Lynden she was a faithful member of First Reformed Church in Lynden. Gert was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Simon, and four sisters. Si and Gert enjoyed many winters in Hemet, California as well as traveling with the Good Sam's Club. Gert is survived by; son, Gig (Marilyn) of Ferndale; daughter Jan (Doug) Scholten of Bellingham; grandchildren: Mark and Michael Scholten both of Bellingham; Paul Korver of Los Angeles; Matthew Korver of Phoenix; Meleah Korver of Bellingham; Kevin (Ember) Korver of Seattle; great-grandchildren; Christian, Kaden, Misha, Lincoln, and Elijah. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Gert was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and provided her services to many regular appreciative customers for more than 60 years. Her hobbies included writing poetry, working crossword puzzles, playing cards, working on craft projects and crocheting. Her home was filled with numerous craft projects that she had created. Of all her creations, Mom was most pleased with the crocheted wall hanging of the Lord's Prayer which took more than 300 hours to complete. When she took her last breath it was hanging in her room at the Christian Health Care Center. You are invited to join family and friends for her Memorial service on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1 pm in the Gillies Funeral Home chapel. Private family burial will precede in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials in Gertrude's name are suggested to: The Lighthouse Mission, P.O. Box 548, Bellingham, WA 98227 or American Bible Society Bible-a-Month Club, PO Box 96812, Washington D.C., 20090-6812. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guest book at Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Mar. 7, 2018