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Obituaries| Kevin Scott Obbink

Kevin Scott Obbink
3/7/70 - 7/13/08

Kevin Scott Obbink, son of Rodney John Obbink of Holland, Mich., and Terry Lembeck of San Juan Island, Wash., died suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash., from complications of a lung infection.

He was 38.

Born in San Diego, Calif., Kevin grew up and graduated from high school in Holland, Mich. From an early age, he loved all things mechanical and was more than gifted with the ability to fix and repair anything.

He most loved and enjoyed, first, his daughter Erin Kay, in whom he took great pride and joy. He also loved and enjoyed fishing, wrenching and all the time he spent with his close friends from Washington to Michigan. He made them laugh with humorous stories and off-the-top-of-his-head one liners.

He always found time to care for and help others. He was a wonderful man who loved all his family and friends deeply.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Amelia Coyne Obbink, of San Juan Island, Wash.; daughter Erin Kay and first wife, Camie, of Zeeland, Mich.; brother, Mike, of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Jason and his family, of Michigan; mother, Terry Lembeck of San Juan Island, Wash.; father, Rodney Obbink of Holland, Mich.; uncles, Steve Bowers (Dedee) of Bella Vista, Calif., and Phil Obbink (Helen) of Grants Pass, Ore.

Kevin will be greatly missed by all of us and, I am sure, by many others.

I love you, Kevin. Your wife, Amelia.

— Amelia Coyne Obbink

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