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Helen Van Der Aa

Obituary for Helen Van Der Aa

August 11, 1937 - December 1, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 84


Helen Van Der Aa, 84, of Zeeland, formerly of South Holland, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Helen was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on August 11, 1937, to William C. and Carol E. (Tarte) Workman. She graduated from Calvin College. Helen married John M. Van Der Aa in 1959 and raised their three children in South Holland, Illinois. Helen was an active Elim Christian School volunteer and served as President of the Board. She was also an active Gideons International Auxiliary member. In West Michigan Helen was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Holland. In 2002 John preceded her in death. Helen was also preceded in death by her brother Thomas Workman.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Doug and Mary Van Der Aa (Carolyn, Andrew, William) of Byron Center, Jan and Tom Dawkins of Zeeland, Pat and Dale Gort (Taylor, Alden) of Holland; siblings: Simon "Sam" Workman, Paul Workman, Pat Flickema, William "Bill" Workman, Carol Kozik, and many extended family members.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Helen Van Der Aa will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423. Visiting hours will be 10:00-11:45 am, prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International in her memory.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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