Johnny Harold Weidkamp

October 18, 1926 - February 22, 2018

Johnny Harold Weidkamp

October 18, 1926 - February 22, 2018


On February 22, 2018 Johnny Weidkamp went peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior with his wife, Althea, at his side. Johnny was born October 18, 1926 to Harold & Sena (Verduin) Weidkamp. He proudly served in the US Merchant Marine during WWII. Following his service he returned to his home in Lynden and completed his schooling, graduating from Lynden High School. Johnny married Althea Price on October 16, 1948.

Johnny was an honest and hardworking man, a bricklayer by trade, building many beautiful fireplaces in and around Whatcom County. His handiwork can be seen at the Veterans Memorial in Lynden. He always had a project to work on. Johnny and Althea built, owned and operated the KOA campground in Burlington. In their retirement they served the Lord with RVICS (Roving Volunteers In Christ Service). The 25 projects they worked on, from Washington to Texas, included Christian camps, schools & colleges. They volunteered for over 20 years at the Lynden Museum. Throughout his life he enjoyed being foster parent to 8 children, camping, fishing, hunting and playing with his grand and great-grandchildren.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents Harold & Sena, brothers Ted & Nick, in-laws Dorman & Alice Price & best friend Wayne Bredman. He is survived by Althea, his wife of 69 years; sisters Fran Wyngaert, Dorothy (Chuck) Loney, Geneva Wilson, & Violet (Mick) Webb; brother Dan (Heather) Weidkamp & sister-in-law Sharon Bredman; children Darryl (Anita) of Sedro Woolley, Mike (Dorothy) of Burlington, Lyn (Scott) Dickerson of Mt. Vernon & Eileen (Harold-Doc) Beck of Bellingham; grandchildren Sara (Phil) Nagy, Audrey (Dan) Adams, Mike Jr. (Jennifer), Bill, Tanya (Todd) Visser & Bob (LaRae) Beck; “favorite” great-grandchildren Allison Weidkamp, Shon, Caleb & Aaron Visser, Abby Adams, Bristol & Hunter Beck; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday March 10 at Laurel Baptist Church (162 West Laurel Road, 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, 98233).

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: March 10, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Laurel Baptist Church
  • Location: 162 West Laurel Road Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Johnny Harold Weidkamp

  1. We were sorry to read of Johnny’s passing and just want to send our love and sympathy to ALL of his family, friends, and loved ones………..Just know that we are thinking of all of you and that our hearts ache for you as you go through your loss!
    Hank and Kathy Poortinga

  2. Michele says:

    Hello,My sympathies go out to the family and friends in the loss of your loved one. May the words found at Revelation 21:4 bring you comfort during this difficult time. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May you find peace in the days ahead.

  3. Remembering all those special times growing up at the Delta Grange.. Our sincere sympathy and love in your loss. Gary and Barbara Brann Love

  4. Please accept our most sincerest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant your family strength an serenity through this difficult moment your family is enduring. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved one. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this, “Jesus assures as, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”-John 5:28,29

  5. Sue Hanowell says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss, Johnny was a great neighbor and did so much for my family when we all lived on the Woodlyn road.. We all went to the same church and when we needed a new one he & dad helped in building the new Church. He taught dad how to brick lay when dad use to work for him way back when, which made it possible for dad to build mom a new house when our old house burnt down.. I also remember the camping trip the neighborhood went on when I was little and all the fun things we did as a neighborhood back then.. How Johnny helped dad in keeping the road plowed out in the winter so we could get the milk truck in to pick up our milk..He was a nice & helpful neighbor and will be missed by all those that truly knew him as he was one of a kind, a true man of God… I will never forget him and will keep my memories of him close to my heart.. I pray that the good Lord will comfort you all through this difficult time, but just remember as you look around, he is not gone as he lives in each part of his kids & grandkids.. love you all, <3 Sue Hanowell

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