Preston M Rooks

  • Born: June 3, 1924
  • Died: January 12, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Preston Rooks, age 95, of Holland, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center.

Preston was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and retired from Holland Motor Express after 15 years of employment.

Preston was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; son, Rodger Rooks, grandchildren, Steven Nienhuis and Melissa Rooks; sisters, Ann Erickson, Margaret Arens and Dorothy Ter Haar; and sister-in-law, Ida Witteveen.

Preston is survived by his:

Mary (Jerry) Nienhuis of Hamilton
Ruth (Bill) Jipping of Holland
Marla Sundquist of Florida
Nancy Rooks of Holland

8 Grandchildren
13 Great Grandchildren

Joyce (Gary) Morren of Holland

Jerry Erickson

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 Friday, January 17 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Rev. Leigh Van Kempen will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00-6:00pm Thursday, January 16 also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center and Hospice of Holland. The Rooks family would like to thank the staff at Resthaven Care Center for the wonderful, loving care Preston received while in their care. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary, Ruth and family. May God comfort all of you as you go through this difficult time. We are praying for you. John and Judy VanDam

Posted by A friend   January 18, 2020

Dear Friends, We are so sorry to hear of the death of Dear Mr. Rooks, a trusted family friend. Our families go way, way back. Lots & lots of memories & many, many wonderful times together. And we cherish the way, we as families & neighbors, walked closely by each other in good/fun times,of times of needs or consoling each other in times of sadness. We cherish those memories we shared as families, friends & neighbors. God bless you all. Love the Freestone,Schaftenaar & Levitan families. Linda, Nola, Ken & Mike

Posted by Linda Freestone-Schaftenaar - Holland, MI - Family Friend   January 14, 2020

Dear Mary Ellen & Marla, Keeping your family in my thoughts, as you keep memories of your father in your hearts.

Posted by Margo Zeedyk - Holland, MI - Friend   January 14, 2020

Preston had a special place in my heart. I will miss seeing him everyday at Resthaven. He was always such a hoot. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Anonymous - Holland, MI   January 14, 2020

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