Michael Dean Ten Kley, age 55, went to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Saturday, July 7, 2006 at his home on the Ceaderville Road.
Mike was born on December 29, 1950 in Bellingham to Marvin A. Ten Kley and Henrietta (Veenhof) Ten Kley. He was raised in Lynden and Deming where he graduated from Mount Baker High School with the class of 1969. It was there he met and married his only high school sweetheart, Cheri Cowden in February 1971.
Mike had worked in the residential and commercial construction industry since graduating from high school and most recently as project manager/estimator for The Colacurcio Brothers Construction Company, Inc. of Blaine.
Mike loved his family and spending time with his grandkids. He also enjoyed camping, boating, skiing fishing, hunting, playing cards and taking various mission trips at home and overseas. Mike enjoyed life to the fullest.
Mike is survived by his wife, Cheri of 35 years; sons Jeremy and wife Heather and Kyle and wife Angela; daughter La’Renda; four grandchildren, Skyler, Madalyn, Conner and Mazie Ten Kley; parents Marvin and Henrietta Ten Kley and twin sister Marva Jean and her husband Sig Aase; four brothers Rod and his wife Lori, Gary, Glen and his wife Barbara and Doug and his wife Judy; numerous nieces, nephews and other relative and a host of friends.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 14 at 1:00PM at Ten Mile Cemetery, Lynden, followed by a celebration of Mike’s life at 2:30 PM at Word of Life Church, 1986 Main Street, Lynden, with Pastor Merv Peterson officiating.
Memorials may be made be to Rebound of Whatcom County, serving families and children who are at risk, PO Box 28338, Bellingham, WA 98228 or Lighthouse Mission Ministries, PO Box 548, Bellingham, WA 98227.
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