Hendrik “Henk” Knibbe, age 76, of Attica, MI died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Hendrik Knibbe was born September 12, 1944 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was the son of the late Klaas and the late Leentje (Ockhuisen) Knibbe. Henk was a graduate of Capac High School, Class of 1965. He grew up in Imlay City, MI. Henk married Peggy Lea Harley on February 19, 1966. He was preceded in death by Peggy in 2006. He was employed as an assembly lineman by General Motors – Pontiac Motors. Henk retired in 2006. Henk enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family, watching old war movies on TV, and bowling.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Nathen Knibbe, Lana Knibbe and Alexis Knibbe; his great-grandchildren, Madison Knibbe and Brett Knibbe; his sister, Marianne Knibbe; and his brothers, Jan (Cheryl) Knibbe, Engel (Sharon) Knibbe, Klaas Knibbe, Jr., Piet (Carla) Knibbe and Dirk (Mary) Knibbe; and many nieces and nephews.
Henk was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Knibbe; and his sons, Kevin Knibbe (2021), Nicholas Knibbe (2020), Kelly Knibbe (2003) and Kenneth Knibbe (2000).
Cremation has taken place.
A graveside memorial service and Veterans Salute will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2021 at Arcadia Township Cemetery, Lum, MI.
His cremated remains will be interred at Arcadia Township Cemetery next to his wife and children.
There will be visiting hours from 10-11 a.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI prior to leaving for the cemetery.
Please be sure to sign the online register at muirbrothersfh.com to share condolences and memories with the Knibbe family.