|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1928|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2012|
VERPLOEGH, BARBARA E. Kalamazoo Barbara Elaine Verploegh passed away August 21, 2012. She was born November 21, 1928 in Otsego Twp., one of nine children of Alvin and Golda (Halstead) Wood. She graduated from Otsego High School in 1946. On June 7, 1947, she married Jacob C. Verploegh. They lived in Otsego until 1997, when they moved to Parchment. Barbara was a member of Eagles 526 Auxiliary. She once was an active member of the Order of the Moose Lodge in Otsego. She worked for over 20 years at Kal-Equip in Otsego, and, after retiring, worked as a caretaker and at 7-Eleven in Parchment. For many years she cared for her husband and also her sister-in-law. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Jacob, on March 20, 2003; and by daughter Donna Lombardini on May 26, 1981; and siblings Bernice Allen, Evelyn Roemer, and James, Kenneth, and Kevin Wood. She is survived by her children Michael (Kathy) Verploegh of Newaygo, MI, Terry (Greg) Miller of Portage, and Robert Verploegh (Karen Young) of Parchment; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; siblings Alice Davis of Hastings, Frank (Lois) Wood of Kalamazoo, Betty Allen of Galesburg, Patricia Hiatt of IN, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and inurnment of Barbara and Jake will be in Cressey Cemetery in Prairieview Twp. A memorial service will be held September 12, 2012 at 1 PM at the Eagles Club, 526 Hoffman St., Kalamazoo.
Jacob C Verploegh (1921 - 2003)
Created by: Steve & Debbie
Record added: Oct 16, 2013
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