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Rodney Den Hollander

March 27, 1948 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 74)

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Rod Den Hollander, age 74 of Franklin Lakes died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Rod was born to Edward Everett and Maude Carolina (Baldauf) Den Hollander in Hackensack on March 27, 1948.  He was raised in Franklin Lakes and attended Franklin Lakes Public Schools and Ramapo High School.

In 1968 Rod joined the United States Army and served his country proudly during the war in Vietnam. He was a decorated soldier receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal. Rod returned to civilian life in 1974.

Upon his return, Rod met and married the love of his life, Beverly Ann Hagedorn. They started their new life together in the home he grew up in Franklin Lakes. There they have lived and raised their family for the past 39 years.

Rod worked as an automotive mechanic for the Borough of Allendale for more than 25 years before his retirement in 2010. He and his family are long time members of the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church in Wyckoff.

As a young man Rod’s interests were in the way of fast motorcycles, however as time went on this thinking would change. He found the challenge of Classic Cars and Hot Rods to be more to his liking. He enjoyed building and working on these cars and attending the many car shows in the Bergen County area. He also enjoyed vacationing with his family in Lancaster, PA. Here he found the quiet, simple life of the Amish very soothing.

Surviving Rod is his loving wife of 39 years, Beverly Ann (née Hagedorn), his devoted children, Katie and her husband Christopher Hoehl, David Den Hollander and his adoring granddaughter, Emily Ann Hoehl. Rod also leaves his sister, Carol de la Fuente, his sister and her husband, Julia and Patrick de la Fuente, his sister and her husband Sandra and Kenneth Hopper, his brother, Edward Den Hollander and his brother-in-law, James Hagedorn. Rod was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law, Roy de la Fuente, his sister, Brenda Edzenga and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Hagedorn.

The Den Hollander family will receive friends and family on Thursday, June 9, 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff. A private graveside service will be held on Friday at the Redeemer Cemetery in Mahwah. In lieu of flowers; memorial contributions in Rod’s name may be made to, Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 www.dav.org

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Donations

Disabled American Veterans
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301
Web: http://www.dav.org

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