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Sherman Starkenburg

February 8, 1936 — April 15, 2022


Sherman Starkenburg, age 86, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 in Bellingham. He was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Lynden, WA to parents Sherman and Gertie (Van Weerdhuizen) Starkenburg. A private family graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden, Washington. He is survived by his wife Ping and her children Min Cai Lu and wife XiXi Feng and their child Zi Tong Lu and Yu Wen Lu and her fiancé Chris. He also leaves behind a sister Gertie Wark of Bellingham, WA; a brother Allen Starkenburg of Ashcroft, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Sherman was preceded in death by his parents Sherman and Gertie Starkenburg, brothers Pete, Marinus and Jake Starkenburg and sisters Lena Brink and Augusta Zoet. Sherm enjoyed serving in the US Air Force, his horses, fishing and his beautiful yacht “Lucky Lady.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Whatcom Hospice House or your favorite charity.

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