Isaac "Ike" Workentin

August 06, 1927 - June 20, 2021
Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres

Isaac "Ike" Workentin

August 06, 1927 - June 20, 2021
Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres


Ike, our dear father and devoted husband, reached out to hold the hands of his heavenly Father who gently guided him home on June 20th, Father’s Day.

Ike was born in Russia on August 6, 1927. When he was one year old, he and his family escaped to China after suffering religious persecution. The family came to the United States in 1929. Ike worked as a farmer in addition to driving trucks.

He was married to Jacoba “Joey” DeYoung in Lynden, WA on October 15, 1947. Ike and Joey, best friends, were married for 73 1/2 loving years.

He is survived by his beloved wife Joey; children, Karen Workentin of Brisbane, Australia, Bonnie and husband Ken Wemp of Ephrata, WA, Randy and wife Rhonda Workentin of Lynden, and Tami Workentin and husband Jim Pickering of Milwaukee, WI; brother, John and wife Ione Workentin of Moses Lake, WA; along with 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Preceding his death are his brothers, George, Pete, Jake and Henry.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 24th at 1:00pm at Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St. Lynden. Reception to follow.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: July 24, 2021 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Grace Baptist Fellowship
  • Location: 338 N. Park St. Lynden, WA 98264 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 3603542913

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1 responses to Isaac "Ike" Workentin

  1. Dear Joey and family
    It has been my honor to rekindle a friendship with Ike and Joey since Lois
    and I started to attending Grace Baptist. I got to know Ike as a teenager
    when Ike and Joey moved onto the farm across the Benson Road from the house where I lived. I enjoyed working on the farm with Ike many years ago.
    Ike had many friends and was good at telling stories. I heard Ike talk
    about how his parents escaped from Russia and came to the USA. Ike talked
    to me about serving on the church board at Grace Baptist. Ike always seemed
    to be at peace with God, himself and his family. To me. Ike was a person
    who lived a christian life and reflected Jesus as his Lord and Savior. I miss
    Ike on Sundays, because he and Joey sat in the same pew each Sunday. I
    enjoyed seeing Ike and the unique smile he had.
    Lois and I express condolences to Joey, Karen, Bonnie, Randy, Tami and
    your families. We pray for peace and comfort for you.

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