Henry "Hank" Weg Sr.

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Henry "Hank" Weg Sr. went home to be with Jesus on January 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. Hank was born to Peter and Bertha Weg in Bigelow, Minnesota on August 22, 1928. He grew up in Bigelow with three brothers Pete, Benny, and Wes and one sister Edith. At the age of 14, Hank moved with his family to Lynden, Washington to a farm on the Double Ditch Road. Hank worked on the farm and later worked construction for Bill Van Werven. Dad saw Joyce Heutink walking home from church one Sunday morning and told his Mom that he was going to marry that girl. Dad asked Mom out on a date that night and they were married on July 18, 1951. Together they raised four boys Henry, Randy, Gary, and Chad, and one daughter, Pat. There was hardly ever a dull moment in this busy household with cow pasture baseball games, basketball in the hay mow, and table games like Scrabble and Chinese checkers. Dad bought 40 acres of farmland on the Depot road from Mr. Waples and started the Meadow Cress Dairy with six cows that he milked tied to a post outside until he finished the barn. He then built the house. Dad was an avid sports fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Lynden Christian Lyncs. Dad could fix most anything and was a much sought after cement finisher. He worked for Vellema and Strengtholt Construction as well as dairy farming. In 2004, Dad and son, Gary, sold the farm. Dad then started volunteering for the Lynden Christian School Recycling Center. He drove the truck to pick up cardboard with Marv VanMersbergen and later Sherm VanMersbergen for many years. Dad also spent a lot of time in his 10 acres of woods making endless stacks of firewood. Dad and Mom were married for 64 years before her death in 2015. Dad was the caregiver for Mom for seven years. Dad loved his family deeply. He enjoyed playing games like Go Fish, Farkle, and Rummy Cube with his grandkids and great grandkids. He love to talk with people and find out their stories. He loved his Lord and daily spent time in his Bible and devotionals. He was a life-long member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. Hank was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Chad, brother Benny, sister Edith Wielinga, and sister-in-law Betty Weg. He is survived by son Henry (Terri) Weg of Everson, daughter Pat (Al) Glass of Wenatchee, son Randy (Cheryl) Weg of Birch Bay, and son Gary (Shari) Weg of Everson. Hank has eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren whom he adored. Hank will be missed by brothers Pete and Wes (Carolyn) Weg, and sister in law Jennie Tolsma along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A time of visitation will be held Tuesday January 15 from 4-7p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home. The graveside service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden followed by an 11:00 a.m. memorial service at First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., Lynden. Memorials may be made to Lynden Christian School, 417 Lyncs Way, Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.
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Published in Bellingham Herald from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2019