Irwin Raymond Fleishauer, age 90, of Lynden, WA, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior September 11, 2014. Irwin was born October 2, 1923 in Bakersfield, CA, the eldest child of Charles and Sarah Fleishauer. Raised in Bakersfield, he graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1941 and married Georgia Dean Neufeld in 1944. They were both active in the Rosedale Bible Church youth group, and established many dear friends over the years. Together they built a successful hay hauling business, later farmed cotton and alfalfa, and after moving to Anacortes, WA, in 1981, established Island Weed and Insect Control. Irwin loved golfing at Peaceful Valley, Sumas, WA, camping, boating, gardening and woodworking. Touring with Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church Jubilee Choir was a highlight. Many memories were created over the years with his family and friends in Bakersfield, CA and Northwest Washington. Visits and trips with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who reside in Canada, were special, and it was obvious he loved all of them so much. He is preceded by his wife and “sweetie” Georgia; sister Charlene Kroeker; parents Charles and Sarah Fleishauer. He is survived by one son, Gary and daughter-in-law, Margaret; three grandchildren Joshua (Charmaine) Fleishauer, Krista (Prince) Mbansi, and Cheya (Allan) Grant; as well as seven great grandchildren Isaac, Jakob and Xavier Fleishauer, Prince Jr., and Alexis, Eden, Isaiah and Parker Grant; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews in California. Irwin’s final residence was Meadow Greens, Lynden, WA, where he enjoyed the friendly staff, the golf course view, and sitting in his chair, singing hymns. A time of visitation will be at Gillies Funeral Home, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm followed by a graveside service in Sumas Cemetery at 1:30 PM. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guest book at:
www.gilliesfuneralhome.com Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.