Rev. Harold A. Knickerbocker

May 26, 1921 - December 3, 2015
Grand Rapids,, MI



Sunday, December 6, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Monday, December 7, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Rest Haven Homes
1424 Union Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hiawatha Youth Camp
Piatt Lake
Eckerman, MI 49728


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Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Rev. Harold A. Knickerbocker, age 94, of Grand Rapids went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son Dan; and his brother Bruce; he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carolyn; his children Charles Knickerbocker, Pat (Steve) Werdon, David (Laura) Knickerbocker, Bette (Todd) Ohlman; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother, Ronald (Betty) Knickerbocker; sister Margaret (John) Sparkman; and several nieces and nephews. Harold was a 1953 graduate of Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary. In his years of pastoral ministries, Rev. Knickerbocker served at North Casnovia Baptist Church, Clare Baptist Church, Alpine Baptist Church, Midway Baptist Church. Following retirement, Harold and Carolyn traveled with Canadian Revival Fellowship. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 7, at 2:00 PM at Rest Haven Homes, 1424 Union NE. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 6, at Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, Van Strien Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield NE from 2:00 – 4:00PM. Contributions to Hiawatha Youth Camp in memory of Rev. Knickerbocker would be appreciated. Please visit to sign his guestbook or to leave a memory of Harold.