Clifton Orlebeke

November 17, 1926 - October 13, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI



Sunday, October 30, 2016
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Parlor Room at Clark Home
1551 Franklin Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 452-1568


Monday, October 31, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
LaGrave Ave Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-7204
Web Site


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.

Calvin College
Calvin College Development 3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-6090
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Clifton Orlebeke, age 89 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in February, his sister Marilyn Orlebeke Baker and brother Chuck Orlebeke. He is survived by his 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; sisters-in-law Faith Orlebeke and Lois Evans, as well as many nieces and nephews. His memorial service will be held at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church on Monday, October 31 at 11AM. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 3-5 PM on Sunday October 30, 2016 in the Parlor Room at Clark Home. Contributions in his memory may be made to Calvin College. Please visit to archive a memory, photo or to sign his guestbook.