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In Memory of

Herman Haringa

September 10, 1931 - June 18, 2017

Obituary


Herman Haringa was born on September 10, 1931, to Earl and Helen (Cnossen) Haringa in Heeg, Friesland. Herman grew up in Holland during World War II. The family immigrated to the United States after the war, and his parents went to California where they started working on a dairy and eventually started their own.



Herman met Rheta Broersma in Artesia, California, and the couple was married on May 13, 1953 at First Christian Reformed Church of Bellflower. During the first year of their marriage, the couple lived in Alaska where...

Herman Haringa was born on September 10, 1931, to Earl and Helen (Cnossen) Haringa in Heeg, Friesland. Herman grew up in Holland during World War II. The family immigrated to the United States after the war, and his parents went to California where they started working on a dairy and eventually started their own.



Herman met Rheta Broersma in Artesia, California, and the couple was married on May 13, 1953 at First Christian Reformed Church of Bellflower. During the first year of their marriage, the couple lived in Alaska where Herman was stationed while serving in the United States Army.



The couple moved back to California and got started in the dairy business. Herman loved his work, and in 1960 they moved to the dairy they built on Kimball Avenue in Chino, where they lived until 2016. Herman got out of the dairy business in 2004, but he kept hobby farming until he and Rheta moved to an apartment in Inland ChristianHome.



Of supreme importance to Herman was his faith life. He was active in his church where he served as a deacon, elder, and catechism teacher; he was active in Bible studies and Yesterday's Youth. He loved his family and had a special place in his heart for those with special needs. When his children and grandchildren came home for a visit, it was a special treat to listen to him read the Bible after a meal. It was a special blessing if you happened to be there on the day that was your family's day to be prayed for. Herman set aside one day a week in which to pray for each of his children and their families. It was important to him that his descendants walk in the fear and knowledge of the Lord.



Herman Haringa died peacefully and entered his eternal home on June 18, 2017, at Inland Christian Home.

In lieu of flowers, family is requesting donations be sent to Inland Christian Home, Providence Christian College or Salem Christian Homes.