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Obituary: Leonard Van Noort

September 7, 1931 – November 12, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Leonard Van Noort Leonard Van Noort, age 91, of Dyer, IN, formerly of Lynwood, IL, went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Beloved husband for 69 years to Elsie Van Noort, nee Triezenberg. Loving father of Linda (Dave) Vegter, James (Barbara) Van Noort and Robert Van Noort. Devoted grandfather of Daniel (Kristi) Vegter, Kristen (Derek) Vermeulen, Steven (Amanda) Van Noort, Kevin (Jessica) Van Noort, Lauren (Andrew) Kovacik, Meghan (Steven) O’Donnell, and Bryant Van Noort, and 14 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Jeanette (late Henry) DeYoung, late Peter (late Grace) Van Noort, late Johanna (late Raymond) Jacobsma, late John (late Jeanne) Van Noort, late Cornelia (late William) Mulder, late Leona (Clyde) Cruikshank, and the late Henry (late Ann) Van Noort. Kind uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Van Noort was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired electrician with IBEW local #134. He grew up on a farm in South Holland and he continued to farm with his family for the first ten years of their marriage. He was a member of First Church (PCA) of Lansing, IL where he had served as an elder and sang in the choir and Men’s Chorus. He was loved by many and will be missed.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Len’s grandson, Rev. Steven Van Noort, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Mission to North America, P.O. Box 890233, Charlotte, NC 28289-0233. (In memo line of check and on a separate note please include: Steve Van Noort Metro North Church Plant in Sterling Heights, MI.)

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