Albert H. Warkentin, age 91, passed away on August 22, 2015.
He was born on March 24, 1924 in Meade, Kansas, the son of Henry & Sarah (Zielke) Warkentin.
While working as a free-range ranch hand, he met Bettie Lou Hamm, his wife of 65 years. They were married on August 24, 1948 in Hooker, OK where they began farming. Then, in 1951, moved to Washington where they raised their 10 children.
Al worked for the Continental Telephone Co., retiring at the age of 58. He then returned to his first love, farming, which he continued to do until age 86.
Al was loved and will be well missed.
He is survived by his children, Sylvia Fashant, Clarice Thaete (Daryl), Naomi Stearns (Garry), Mark Warkentin, Jim Warkentin (Tina), Rosalee Hoeft (Paul) and Thelly Hudson (Lee); 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and an older sister, Viola Friesen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie and three sons, Phillip, Douglas and Steven.
The Warkentin family wishes to acknowledge the staff and friends of Creekside, Hospice of the Northwest, Kennan and Valerie Christensen for their much appreciated hospitality and the Alger Community Christian Reformed Church.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Bow Cemetery on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM followed by a Life Celebration at the Alger Community CRC, 1475 Silver Run Lane, Bellingham (Alger) at noon. Visitation is available on Thursday & Friday from 9 to 5 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Al and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com