Barbara Orlebeke

August 20, 1927 - February 28, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI



Friday, March 11, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Parlor Room - Clark Home
1551 Franklin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 452-1568


Saturday, March 12, 2016
11:00 AM EST
Chapel of Clark Home
1551 Franklin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 452-1568


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.

Alzheimer's Association~Greater Michigan Chapter
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033-7443


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

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


Barbara J. Orlebeke, aged 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clifton; children, Kathy Orlebeke, Tim (Erin) Orlebeke, Sue Berghoef, and Rebecca (Greg) Dekker; grandchildren, Kacie Berghoef, David Berghoef, Andrew Orlebeke, Jacob Dekker, Ben Orlebeke, Eric Dekker, and Lucas and Jacob Orlebeke. Also surviving is her sister, Lois Evans; brother-in-law, Chuck (Faith) Orlebeke; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was a longtime member of LaGrave Ave. CRC. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Chapel of Clark Home, 1551 Franklin St. SE. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 6-8 PM on Friday in the Parlor Room at Clark Home. Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit to archive a memory, photo, or sign the guestbook online.