Lisa Knooihuizen

  • Born: December 5, 1965
  • Died: October 26, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lisa Knooihuizen, age 54, of Holland, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home.

Lisa was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and a GEMS leader for 20 years. She loved to travel and visit Ottawa Beach with her husband, James, especially enjoying Big Red. Lisa also liked all kinds of crafts, especially scrapbooking, painting and cross-stitching.

Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Paul Steigenga; and biological mother-in-law, Cindy McDermott.

Lisa is survived by her:

Husband of 25 years
James Knooihuizen of Holland

Linnay (Carl) Balk of Holland

Thomas (Susan) Steigenga of Holland
Matthew (Allison) Steigenga of East Lansing

Peter (Arloa) Knooihuizen of Boardman, MT

Peter (Judy) Knooihuizen of Spring Lake, MI
Scott Knooihuizen

Michelle Daniel of Fremont, MI
Sara (Chris) Elushik of Boardman, MT

Beloved dog
Bam Bam

Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private family funeral service is planned. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is planned for 5:00-7:00pm Thursday, October 29 also at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St. Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and GEMS. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sorry to read about Lisa's passing. Brought back many memories of playing basketball at Holland High School. Although I did not have the opportunity to see her for many years, I remember how sweet and funny she was and always enjoyed Lisa as a teammate. May God be with you during this difficult time and please know that your family, that we think of so fondly, will be in our prayers!

Posted by Chris and Carolyn (Rink) VanWieren - Classmate   November 02, 2020

We are saddened and sorry to hear about Lisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to comfort you and bless you.

Marilyn and Cal

Posted by Cal and Marilyn - Friend   October 30, 2020

James- I am so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing- I haven't seen you in quite a while, but I will always remember her as such a sweet person! you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Julie Boerman - Holland, MI - Friend   October 29, 2020

Carl and Linnay and family, I am sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. I am glad that she touched so many lives while overcoming her disabilities! Praying that the LORD will give you comfort at this time.

Posted by Thomas Essenburgh - holland, MI - Family   October 29, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about Lisa. We send our sympathy and love to your family. She was one of my first friends at Community Reformed Church when our family moved to Zeeland in 1982. She was a sweetheart!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tim and Sarah (Rynbrandt) Elzinga - Friend   October 29, 2020

James my best memory of Lisa and you was when Cyndi and I visited you in Holland. It was a time of connecting, sightseeing and laughing - especially when our dogs tore up their potty pads in you bathroom. Blue and white stuff no bigger than a fingernail everywhere!!! I am glad we had this and many other visits to remember her by. God's peace and blessings on you and your family during this time. Love Aunt Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl McDermott McDermott - Chesapeake, VA - Family   October 28, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. I will always remember her love of helping me with Sunday School at Rose Park. Sending prayers to all of you.

Posted by Erin (Stabbing) Alderink - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   October 28, 2020

Dear Linnay,
I remember so we'll the times I cared for Lisa in Pediatrics. She was a sweet girl!
My sympathy to you & the family.

Posted by Beverly Hemmeke Mulder - Friend   October 28, 2020

James, I am praying for you. Lisa is precious! I know you will miss her so much. Hugs from Jo Dishaw

Posted by Jo Dishaw - Wyoming, MI - Friend   October 28, 2020

Knooihuizen Family- Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to all of you for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Matthew 5:4

Posted by Mike & Jill Marcinkus Family - Zeeland, MI   October 27, 2020

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