Wayne Alden Ligtenberg, 36, of Ontario died Dec. 1 in Ontario. A truck driver for O.H. Kruse Grain and Milling Co., he was a native of Upland and a West Valley resident all his life. He was a member of Chino Valley Reformed Church, Chino. He is survived by his wife Teresa; two sons, Timothy Wayne and Edward Peter Ligtenberg, both of Ontario; a daughter, Jennifer Kay of Ontario; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ligtenberg of Upland; a brother, Lowell Ligtenberg of Chino; a sister, Bernita Clegg of Barstow. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chino Valley Reformed Church. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Covina Hills. Friends may call at Griffith Mortuary tonight from 7-9. Memorial contributions may be made to Inland Christian Home. Griffith Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
The Corsica Globe
December 19, 1984
Wayne Alden Ligtenberg, 38, of Ontario, California died December 1 in Ontario, the result of a tragic truck accident.
A truck driver for O. H. Kruse Grain and Milling Co., he was a native of Upland, California and a West Valley resident all his life. He was born April 14, 1946 and a member of the Chino Valley Reformed Church.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa (Nanninga); two sons, Timothy Wayne and Edward Peter; a daughter, Jennifer Kay, all at home; his parents, Ed and Kathryn Ligtenberg of Upland; one brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Dotty of Chino, California; a sister and brother-in-law, Bernita and Tom Clegg of Barstow, California; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5, at the Chino Valley Reformed church with Pastor Van Earden and Pastor Haga officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn, Covina Hills, California. Pallbearers were John Hollingsworth, Jake Vander Vlag, Richard Hallingsworth, Everett H. Ligtenberg, Steve Hollingsworth and Richard Anderson. Griffith Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
2 die in truck mishap
By Rob Wagner
The Daily Report
Two people were killed in Ontario Saturday afternoon when a tractor-trailer rig slammed into a sedan that was forced into the truck’s lane by another motorist.
California Highway Patrolman Wes Taylor said the accident occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Archibald Avenue south of Mountain Avenue.
Maria Amelia Ferreira, 45, of Norco was traveling north on Archibald when she stopped to make a left turn into a private driveway at 13610 Archibald Ave., Taylor said. Her car was then rear-ended by another motorist identified as Jose Vargas, 19, of Ontario, who had failed to see Ferreira’s car stopped in the lane, Taylor said.
The impact of the crash forced Ferreira’s car into the south-bound lane of Archibald and directly into the path of a diesel rig driven by Wayne Alden Ligtenberg, 38, of Ontario. Ligtenberg’s rig then ran on top of Ferreira’s car throwing both drivers from their vehicles. Ferreira and Ligtenberg were pronounced dead at the scene, Taylor said.
Vargas was treated at Chino Community Hospital for minor cuts and abrasions and released, Taylor said.
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