Dale Vander Wall

  • Born: March 17, 1951
  • Died: October 6, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dale Calvin VanderWall, age 69, of Holland, finished his journey on this earth and entered the presence of Jesus, his Savior on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

He was born in Grand Rapids, MI to Merlin and Coralee VanderWall on March 17, 1951. He grew up in Forest Grove Station attending a 2-room schoolhouse through the 8th grade, went on to graduate from Hudsonville High, and attended Hope and Grand Valley colleges. He worked as an accountant and tax preparer for over 40 years.

Dale enjoyed hiking, bicycling, gardening, traveling with Cindy to the Middle East with Under the Fig Tree Ministries and to northern Michigan. His favorite day of the week was Wednesday when he would meet with all his guy friends from the Barnabas Prayer group at Holland Heights Church enjoying the fun and caring friendships. He was known for his quick wit and sassy come backs, making everyone laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his step-daughters, Michelle (Scott) Johnson of Arkansas, Emily (Jason) Perton of Kentwood; sisters, Judy (Steve) Zydek, Susan Post, Barb Buis; sister-in-law, Carol Sutton; brother-in-law, Merle (Becky) Liskey; and his 5 adored grandchildren, Darian, Livi, Tyler, Gus, and Nico.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church, 836 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 with the Rev. George DeJong officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Under the Fig Tree, Heart of God tour, P.O. Box 1256, Holland, MI 49422-1256.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for your loss. Dale was always strong and confident, no matter what his pain level. Always willing to help others . We will miss our many discussions about Michigan and Florida condos.
Jack and Marge Troxel Spring Lake, Michigan

Posted by Jack and Marge Troxel - Spring Lake, MI - Friend   October 13, 2020

The last time Dale and I worked together was the spring of 2017. I remember him saying something to the effect that he and I seem to end up in the same places and we would probably meet up again, somewhere, sometime. Except for one brief chat as he was out walking Carmel, our paths haven't crossed since, and that makes me sad.
I worked with Dale for a couple of years at Bredeweg and then again at Integrity. His spunky wit and kindness are sure to be adding joy to those in heaven, just as he added joy to office life. I'm looking forward to meeting up again with Dale, but until then I will miss him. He was one-of-a-kind and I am fortunate to know him.
Cindy, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May it bring some comfort for you to know that Dale's light will keep shining in many hearts!

Posted by Becky Van Dort - Holland, MI - Coworker   October 12, 2020

After such a long time of caring for Dale he has gone on to heaven. His pain is gone. Peace is finally here for Dale, but you are left behind to miss him, to heal, to look forward to that day of happy reunion. We pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you at this time, and in the days ahead. Love, Bruce & Cherie Harder

Posted by Cherie Harder - Jenison, MI - friend   October 07, 2020


Clark and I send our love and prayers to you as you navigate this time of mourning and celebration of Uncle Dale's life. I am sorry I never met him, but from what Clark and Aunt Judy have shared, he sounds like a wonderful man. If there's anything at all we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. We love you!

Posted by Julie Post - Belmont, MI - Family   October 07, 2020

Tim and I just want to say how sorry we are to hear about Dale. The journey was a tough one, but you were a wonderful care giver to Dale, an awesome friend and companion. May God comfort you and sustain you in the days, weeks, and months ahead as you establish a new normal.

Posted by Tim and Sharon Peters - Forest Grove, MI - Friend   October 07, 2020

Susan and I want to give you our love and our sympathy in this time. God provided you with a great and Godly Husband. The world needs many more like him. In His name, Rich and Susan.

Posted by Rich Strikwerda - Holland, MI - Friend   October 06, 2020

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