Hendrika (Reka) Knoll

  • Born: April 23, 1922
  • Died: January 3, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hendrika (Reka) Dilling Knoll, age 97, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center.

Reka was a member of Maple Avenue Ministries and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Knoll; sons, Corrie Knoll and Albert Knoll; son-in-law, Jerry Raak; and sisters, Anna Dilling and Janny Kraay both of the Netherlands.

Reka is survived by her daughters, Diane Raak and Jane (Rick) Kamerman both of Holland; daughters-in-law, Evonne Lipski of Grand Rapids and Laurie Youtsy of Hopkins; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Roelie Knol and Marion Knol both of the Netherlands.

Funeral services are planned for 1:00pm Tuesday, January 7 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland with Rev. Peter De Haan officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from Noon – 1:00pm on Tuesday also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Christian Schools and the American Blind Association. Condolences may be left online at www.langelandsterenberg.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I took care of Reka for a few years. She will always have a place in my heart. We spend many nights talking about the Netherlands and her journey here. Sometimes, I would paint her nails or curl her hair. Reka, I hope you're up there eating all of the m&m's and cookies you could ever want. You will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family.

Posted by E F - Holland, MI   January 08, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of your mom Diane. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ginger Vork - West Olive, MI   January 07, 2020

I met your mom when I was at Rest Haven for rehab. She was quite the character when she spoke in Dutch and English mixed! She was also very strong and strong willed which I credit her strong Dutch genes to! She loved her call coffee and cookies - oh and a good banana too! She was a joy to converse with even with hearing difficulties too!

Posted by Sally Anderson - Friend   January 04, 2020