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Hester Barkel

Obituary for Hester Barkel

April 26, 1927 - April 21, 2020
Holland, Michigan | Age 92


Hester Barkel, 92, of Holland, passed away April 21, 2020.

Hester was born in Overisel on April 26, 1927, to John and Grace (Veen) Klingenberg. She married Alden Barkel in 1948, and they were blessed with 72 years of marriage. Hester and Alden raised their children on the family farm in Overisel. They were longtime members of Overisel Reformed Church.
Hester was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with her family. Hester was a faithful blood donor for the American Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her daughter Connie Kleinheksel and her brother Clinton Klingenberg.

Surviving Hester are her husband of 72 years, Alden, daughter Kristi and Bryan Sale, daughter Lu Ann and Jerry Broekhuis, son-in-law Randy Kleinheksel, her Brazilian exchange student Monica Barbosa, grandchildren: Nicole (Kyle) Brink, Robb (Krista) Kleinheksel, Brooke (Jon) Ludema, Darci (Kyle) Vander Slik, Todd (Katelyn) Broekhuis, Chad (Kelly) Broekhuis, Joni (Ben) Van Maastricht; 14 great-grandchildren, brother Allen Klingenberg, in-laws: Vern and Joyce Barkel, Myke Barkel, and many extended family.

A public memorial service will take place later. A family graveside service will take place in Overisel Cemetery. A funeral procession will start at Overisel Reformed Church and end at Overisel Cemetery at 4:00 pm, Friday, April 24.

You are invited to pay your respects at Hester's funeral procession.
Please assemble around 3:45 pm, Friday in the old Overisel Reformed Church parking lot North of 142nd Ave., on 47th Street, or along 143rd Ave.,West of the Overisel Township Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave Overisel Reformed Church at 4:00 pm, or shortly after 4:00 pm.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Overisel Reformed Church-Medical Equipment Room
    A4706 142nd Ave.,
    Holland, MI 49423

Arrangements By

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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