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Carol Vander Hooning

Obituary for Carol Vander Hooning

October 26, 1927 - October 19, 2019
Holland, Michigan | Age 91


Carol Vander Hooning, of Hudsonville, MI went home to her Lord on Saturday, October 19, preceded by husband Robert (2010) and brother Rev. Paul DeVries (2000).

She was born in Grand Rapids on October 26, 1927, to Fred and Anne (nee Lugers) DeVries. Carol was an active member of New Community Church. She enjoyed Sunday evening hymn sings around the piano, bike rides with grandchildren and summers at Silver Lake with her beloved brother and extended family. Carol's kitchen was always open for college students or new church members away from home. She had a passion for helping missionaries as they returned home and seminarians as they began their ministry.

Carol is survived by:

Daughter: Mary Rottschafer (Dr. Walter Rottschafer) of Zeeland, MI
Son: Robert Vander Hooning of Glenview, IL.

Elizabeth Smith (Drew Taylor) of Grand Rapids, MI
Andrew Smith of Holland, MI
Joel Smith (Danielle) of Easton, CT (son: Van Garrett Smith, age 2 months)

Adriana Vander Hooning (Christopher Herrera) of Peoria, AZ (daughter: Shale Herrera, age 4)
Alexandra Vander Hooning (Tom Payne) of Overland Park, KS
Hannah Vander Hooning of Cave Creek, AZ

Visitation is scheduled for 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, October 28, with a celebration of Carol's life following at 1:00 PM at Hudsonville Congregational Church, 4950 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville. Services will be conducted by Rev. Lew VanderMeer.

The family expresses their appreciation for the loving care provided by "Cousin Kate" (nee Lugers) and Ken Gusler of Holland, MI, and Resthaven Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to New Community Church (2340 Dean Lake Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505) or the Critter Barn to support special needs and accessibility programs for children (9275 Adams St, Zeeland, MI 49464).

Arrangements By

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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