Hermina Arendse

  Hermina Arendse, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. She loved her family and was dearly loved.

  Hermina was born on Jan. 2, 1927, in Hawarden, Iowa, to parents Herman and Johanna (Zwiers) Roelofs. After a time the family moved to Oak Harbor, then on to Everson and Sumas where they settled to raise their family.

  Hermina met John Klein at the Everson Christian Reformed Church where they were later married on March 22, 1946. Together they had six children. John and Hermina dairy farmed on the Bishop Road near Sumas all of their 25 years of marriage. Hermina was highly regarded for feeding their haying crew large scrumptious meals. John passed in 1971. After John’s passing, Hermina ran the dairy for another two years with her sons.

  A short time later, Hermina met Adrian Arendse. They were married on Aug. 17, 1973, and she gained four stepchildren. Adrian and Hermina were members of the United Reformed Church of Lynden.

  Hermina enjoyed many working years at Everson Drug. She had a passion for cooking and loved anything pink. She enjoyed raising canaries and loved their singing.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Klein, sister Etta Haak, son Stan Klein, stepson Bernie Arendse, and son-in-law Conrad TeVelde.

  Hermina is survived by Adrian, her husband of 46 years; children Carol TeVelde of Everson, Patti (Curt) Tinklenberg of Lynden, Marlon (Glenda) Klein of Sheldon, Iowa, Connie Klein of Lynden (daughter-in-law), Brian (Shari) Klein of Everson, and Terry (Stacy) Klein of Vacaville, California; 24 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; and stepchildren Barb (Tom) Burke of Sumas, Sylvia Hertel of Ferndale, and Marjorie Arendse of California (stepdaughter-in-law). She will be greatly missed by her sister Fanny Van Ry of Lynden, sister-in-law Tillie Bajema, brother-in-law Merlin Klein, brother-in-law Albert Klein, and numerous other family members and friends.

  Visitation was on March 3 at Gillies Funeral Home. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in United Reformed Church, following private family burial in Monumenta Cemetery.

  Memorials may be sent to the Lighthouse Mission and the United Reformed Church of Lynden.

  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.