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Lena Hanegraaff

Obituary for Lena Hanegraaff

July 15, 1925 - September 18, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 93


Lena Hanegraaff, age 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Lena was born in Schiedam, the Netherlands. Following her schooling, she became a nurse in Eudokia Hospital in Rotterdam. Lena served as a nurse during the difficult years of WW II. After the war, she married her soulmate, Johannis (Hans) Hanegraaff. In 1953, Hans and Lena immigrated to Canada. In 1963 they moved to Grand Rapids, MI in order for Hans to attend Calvin College and Seminary. Together they served three pastorates in three countries. Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church in Holland MI; Gereformeerde Kerk in Puttershoek, the Netherlands; Transcona CRC in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and retired in 1987. Post-retirement, Hans and Lena moved to Jos, Nigeria where Hans taught at the Mkar Theological Seminary. They also served in the Christian Reformed Churches in Clinton, Woodstock, and Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Johannis (Hans) Hanegraaff; brother, Arie Liebeek and great-grandsons, Micah Padua, and Luke Michael.

Lena is survived by her children, Jobje (Dr. Warren Lammers), Hendrik (Kathy) Hanegraaff, Reginald (Donna) Hanegraaff, Tanna (Rev. Gerrit) Besteman; brothers, Piet (Hennie) Liebeek, Henk Liebeek, Joop (Bea) Liebeek, sister, Nellie (Huib) Witberg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jetty (Hanegraaff) (Jan) Langendoen, Koos Hanegraaff, Ninnie Hanegraaff, Nellie Hanegraaff; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service is at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church, 4055 112 Ave., Holland MI, 49424. The service will be officiated by Rev. Matt Riddle. There will be a time of visitation with the family at the Noordeloos CRC on Saturday morning from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be given in Lena's honor to the Mission Fund of the Noordeloos CRC.

Burial to take place in Noordeloos Cemetery.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Noordeloos Christian Reformed Church Mission Fund
    4055 112th Ave.
    Holland, MI 49424

Arrangements By

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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