Paul Van Dyke

June 01, 1928 - November 15, 2021

Paul Van Dyke

June 01, 1928 - November 15, 2021

Obituary

Paul B. Van Dyke was born in Lynden, WA on June 1, 1928, to Henry and Priscilla Van Dyke. He quietly passed away on November 15, 2021, with family by his side.  

After high school, Paul served in the Army during World War II. Upon his return home, he met and married his wife of 68 years, Frances “Frankie” Lamont on March 13, 1953. They raised three children, built several homes together and enjoyed many happy years.  

Paul was a gifted mason who built many milking parlors, buildings, and fireplaces in the Whatcom and Skagit counties. A memory from his children is of the family driving around the county and him pointing to a structure or building and saying, “I built that!” to which his family would answer, “of course you did!” 

Paul was a quiet yet strong presence who was respected by those around him. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, traveling the country with his family in their motorhome and attending church. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge, Lynden Camels Club, VFW, and the Nash Car Club.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Priscilla Van Dyke, brother, David Van Dyke, and his grandson, Dion Kindle.  

Paul is survived by his wife, Frances, his children, Greg (Laura) Van Dyke, Diane (Don) Kindle, Valerie (Mike) Pennylegion, his grandchildren, Shannon Iwasaki, Justin Van Dyke, Duncan Kindle, Kalinda Burkart, Alec Pennylegion, Peter Pennylegion, Robert James, great-grandchild, Axl Van Dyke, sisters, Ruth Hyink, Helen Taylor, his aunt, Jo Young, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

Paul will be remembered for his kind, adventurous spirit and his dedication to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.  

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on December 3, 2021 at First Christian Church in Bellingham, WA.  

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 03, 2021 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: First Christian Church
  • Location: 495 E Bakerview Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Paul Van Dyke

  1. Frankie and family, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. My deepest sympathy. Praying for God’s comfort and peace.

  2. My Sympathy for Val and her Family. Psaul was such a gentle and kind man. remember when he was watching his Daughter val play Basketball. Went by him and his eyes were just smiling and that was his way of saying you blew the call i said Thanks he said your welcome! These are the things in life you will always remember. Special Memories of Val’s Family. May the Lord give you Strength to get through this tough time…Don Murdzia Family

  3. Lynn Kole says:

    Hi Frankie,
    Such a nice photo of Paul. That’s how l remember him!
    My heart goes out to you when l think about the huge hole Paul’s left in your heart after so many years together.
    May Jesus hug you and keep you close when your pain overwhelms you. May his service today bring sweet memories of comfort. God bless you!

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