Harriet Essenburg ’51 Van Reken
Harriet van Reken of Bloomfield Hills died May 22, 2022. She was 91 years old. Harriet was born December 19, 1930 in Atwood, Michigan to Jennie (nee Klooster) and Garrit Essenberg.
A church organist and pianist, Harriet is now playing for the Lord.
Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Stanley R. van Reken, Harriet is survived by her children, Hope, Calvin, and Randall, and grandchildren, Nicholas Phillips, Hope Phillips, Chelsea Phillips, Ryan van Reken, Jason van Reken, Lauren (nee van Reken) Taylor, and Logan van Reken. She is also survived by her great-granddaughters, Ellie Rose Taylor and Avery van Reken and one on the way. Harriet was also preceded in death by her parents and 6 siblings.