Tena VanDerAa

February 9, 1919 - November 17, 2012

View the Full Online Memorial

Tena VanDerAa, nee Poortenga, age 93, of South Holland, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Tena is survived by five daughters: Jean (Jim) Lagestee, Carol (John) Askew, Doris (Terry) Van Hofwegen, Joann (Jeff) Dekker, and Judy (John) Clausing; one son: Paul (Sherry) VanDerAa; 26 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; one brother: John Poortenga, and one sister: Evelyn Plett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley VanDerAa, one daughter: Rosemary (Bill) VanSomeren, four sisters: Peternell Ligtenberg, Agnes DeGraff, Jessie Van Hofwegen, and Dora Ligtenberg, and by two brothers: Menno and Peter Poortenga. Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 & Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN 46311. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Glen United Reformed Church (2244 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL) with services conducted by Rev. John Vermeer. Interment prior to the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Oak Glen United Reformed Church. For further info, please call 219-322-7300 or visit the online memorial obituary and guest book at www.SMITSFH.com

Mary Smith
Mitchell Williams
Herman "Barney" Becker
Margaret Lindstrand
Pasquale Simone
Lorraine Pelock
Goldie Garmany
Dona Ruggeri
Lois DeVries
Gerald Slize
David Piattoni
Sandra Todd
Denise Doodeman
Vernelle Miedema
Eldene Dykstra
View all...