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March 23, 1924 - March 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Ligtenberg Sr. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Deani; daughters Janie (George), Judy (John); and son John Jr. (Stacey); grandchildren Geordie (Tisa), David (Suzanne), Tammy, Alison, Teagan and Niya; great-grandchildren Kennady, Kylee, Kelcie, Eric and Morgan. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Emily.

He was born in Steenbergen, Holland on March 23, 1924. In 1952 he brought his young family to Canada and settled in Princeton. He worked for many years in the lumber industry and also for periods of time for the school district and the Village of Princeton. Retirement took John and Deani to Princeton where they enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family. Family was always the most important thing to John and he worked very hard to give them a good life and was always there to lend a hand or a word of wisdom when needed.

At John’s request there will be no funeral. Thank you Dad, Grandpa, Opa for all you have given us. We will love and miss you always.

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