February 4, 2020
In memoriam — Bernie Langendoen
Beloved husband of Rita for 37 years, Bernie was a faithful man of great family values. He loved the Lord and looked to Him for grace and guidance. He was so very thankful for his wife and his large family and for the privilege of having them nearby. This is a family that works together and plays together. His skill at design and construction saw him completing many projects big and small over the years, at home, and at Limberlost Point, his home away from home. His sons were always willing and happy to help him in construction, learning so many valuable lessons along the way.
He loved the process of finding a solution to any problem, and this made him a huge asset to Maple Leaf Nurseries, where he was a co-owner with his partner and friend, Ted Sikkema for many years, and a strong yet kind boss to his employees, many who are in Mexico and will be sad to hear of this loss. Three of his sons worked alongside him at the nursery and his daughter Sarah, the apple of his eye, worked with him in the office. His colleagues will miss him.
Bernie was level-headed and wise. Many sought him out for advice, and he was quick to ask for advice from others if need be. He was widely respected by his business acquaintances and community. In his spare time, he used his gifts serving on various school and church committees. He loved to vacation at the cottage, and had many wonderful trips with his wife and friends over the years.
Memorial donations can be made to Jordan Christian School.
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