Johnny Weidkamp

  On Feb. 22, 2018 Johnny Weidkamp went peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with his wife, Althea, at his side.

  Johnny was born Oct. 18, 1926 to Harold and Sena (Verduin) Weidkamp. He proudly served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He returned to his home in Lynden and completed his schooling, graduating from Lynden High School. Johnny married Althea Price on Oct. 16, 1948.

  Johnny was an honest and hardworking man, a bricklayer by trade. His handiwork can be seen at the Veterans Memorial in Centennial Park, Lynden. Johnny and Althea built, owned and operated the KOA campground in Burlington. They also enjoyed volunteering at the Lynden Pioneer Museum.

  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Ted and Nick.

  He is survived by Althea, his wife of 69 years; sisters Fran Wyngaert, Dorothy (Chuck) Loney, Geneva Wilson and Violet (Mick) Webb; brother Dan (Heather) Weidkamp; children Darryl (Anita), Mike (Dorothy), Lyn (Scott) Dickerson and Eileen (Harold-Doc) Beck; grandchildren Sara (Phil) Nagy, Audrey (Dan) Adams, Mike Jr. (Jennifer), Bill, Tanya (Todd) Visser and Bob (LaRae) Beck, and seven great-grandchildren.

  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Laurel Baptist Church, 162 W. Laurel Rd., Bellingham.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Mission, 910 W. Holly St., Bellingham, 98225; or Skagit Adult Day Program, 116 N. Skagit St., Burlington, WA 98233.

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