Dirk F. F. van der Noen
Dirk F. F. van der Noen
Dirk F. F. van der Noen at the age of 104.
Birth: 7 May 1910
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: 20 December 2016
Duivendrecht, Ouder-Amstel, North Holland, The Netherlands
Age: 106 years, 227 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Dirk Franciscus Ferdinand van der Noen (7 May 1910 – 20 December 2016) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest known living man in the Netherlands at the time of his death.

Biography

Dirk F. F. van der Noen was born on 7 May 1910 in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands to parents Nicolaas and Jansje (née Prasing) van der Noen. He was the youngest of 10 children born to his parents. Throughout his adult life, he worked as a house painter, but was an artist and draftsman in his spare time. He later married Catharina Christina Hansen and had a son, Hendrik Petrus van der Noen, with her.

Piano and singing lessons were other hobbies of Dirk’s, but as he grew older, he suffered from Macular Degeneration, which culminated in him losing his vision. At the age of 93, in 2003, he moved into a nursing home in Duivendrecht, where he lived for the rest of his life.

In late 2010 or early 2011, Dirk’s son Hendrik passed away. In 2012, when he was 102, Dirk’s first great-grandchild was born. On his 104th birthday, the mayor of his municipality presented him with a congratulatory bouquet. Dirk became the oldest living man in The Netherlands following the death of 106-year-old Jacob Berg on 5 July 2016.

Dirk F. F. van der Noen passed away on 20 December 2016 in Duivendrecht, Ouder-Amstel, North Holland, The Netherlands, at the age of 106 years, 227 days. His successor as the oldest living man in The Netherlands was Jan Willem van de Kamp, who was ten days younger.

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Netherlands's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jannes Reiling • Hendrikus van Horsen • Petrus Bartelen • Keimpe Nijdam • Jan Kip • Wilhelmus Kostering • Willem van der Hulst • Marinus Wolffensberger • Johannes Hesseling • Jacob Hazewinkel • Willem Wels • Andre Beekman • Watze Watzema • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Huibert Prins • Hendrikus Verhoeven • Johannes van der Hoeven • Marcus Faasse • Gerrit van der Horst • Martin Hendrix • Hendrik Nessen • Pieter Zandee • Johannes Rijstenbil • Arthur Notte • Johannes Linning • Gerardus Boomaerts • Jan Nijenhuis • Dirk van der Kooij • Pieter Zaaijer • Albert Geerlings • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Cornelis Jansen • Hendrikus de Bijl • Johannes van Capel • Reinier Pelgrom • Jan de Winter • Frits Rijkens • Jan Pieter Bos • Frits Botterblom • Henri Timmermans • Joop Rosbach • Ko de Lavoir • Jan Voogt Pzn • Jan van der Giessen • Adrianus van der Vaart • Jos Wijnant • Cornelis Geurtz • Gerard Helders • Arie Vermeulen • Tjeerd Epema • Serop Mirzoyan • Floor van Cleemputte • Wim Hendriks • Jacob Berg • Dirk van der Noen • Jan Willem van de Kamp • Eelke Bakker • Anonymous

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