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Sidney "Sid" Offinga


1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sidney "Sid" Offinga Obituary
SIDNEY "SID" OFFINGA, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 18, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Sid was born on July 28, 1935, in Franeker, Netherlands, to William and Susan Offinga, before immigrating to America in 1947. In 1952, Sid and his father started a dairy in Artesia, CA. After marrying Wilma Haringsma in 1969, Sid moved the dairy to Chino, CA. Several years later, he moved the dairy to the San Jacinto Valley. Sid was a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church and elder for many years. He was currently a member of "The River" CRC Church in Redlands, CA. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and cards, and taking the family on vacations. He was a lifelong "Dairyman" and loved working hard. Sid is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wilma; daughters Irene (Jason) Sadler, Susan (Steve) Van Dam, Synthia (Travis) Mouw; and his son, William (Jayleen) Offinga, as well as his 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Nellie Jaarsma of British Columbia, Canada. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Cortner Chapel, 221 Brookside Ave, Redlands, CA. 92373. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at The River Christian Reformed Church in Redlands, CA, beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts may be given in honor of Sid to: Christian Education Fund, 459 E. Highland Ave., Redlands, CA, 92373.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on June 23, 2016
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