Jane Fakkema, 91, of Oak Harbor went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday July 8, 2018. She was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Ferwerd, Netherlands to Hendrik and Geertje Swart.
Jane met the love of her life Ryan and they were married on March 30, 1950. Their honeymoon was spent traveling from the Netherlands to New York by boat, and then by train to Oak Harbor to begin their new life together. Jane become a citizen in 1955. She was involved in Mission Circle and Ladies Aid at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church and was a part of the Oak Harbor Christian School Girls Club.
Ryan passed away Sept. 6, 1991. Following his death, Jane spent her time traveling and visiting many wonderful places such as Alaska, Australia and New Zealand.
Jane had many hobbies including knitting and crocheting, and had a special love for the game of Yahtzee.
Jane is survived by six children and their spouses, Gertrude (Ted) Postma, Margaret (Marvin) Koorn, Florence (Kenneth) Dahlstadt, Richard (Catherine) Fakkema, Rosetta (Jeffrey) Rip, Henry Fakkema; sisters Jantje deWalle and Ymkje Swart; 20 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church or Whidbey Hospice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, Wash. Please visit Jane’s page online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.