Barbara Jean VanderVlucht

Barbara Jean VanderVlucht, age 76 of McBain, passed away at the Munson Hospice House in Traverse City on July 20, 2017. Barb was born on December 3, 1940 at Gary, Indiana, to Harold and Florence (Conklin) Stock. She married Irving “Ike” VanderVlucht on July 3, 1982, in the backyard of Ike’s home north of Lucas. Barb is a member of the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church and had served as one of the greeters at the church. She had her beautician license, worked at Cadillac Art Gallery, and Bridal Expressions. She had been the bookkeeper for the family business. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, doing crafts, was an avid reader and enjoyed going to Florida for the winters. She was like asking Eloise because she could fix and do almost anything. She is survived by her husband: Irving “Ike” VanderVlucht of McBain, her children, Arron Kateznstein of McBain, Jerri Kateznstein of Cadillac, Dallas (Robyn) VanderVlucht and Dewey (Kim) VanderVlucht of McBain. There are three grandchildren, Justin VanderVlucht (Nicole Vanderhof), Joshua (Jessica) VanderVlucht, and Jacob (Kayle) VanderVlucht all of McBain, and one great granddaughter, Jaelyn VanderVlucht of McBain. Siblings surviving are Nancy Traver and Betty Stock both of Hartford and Sally Carlock of Dowagiac and one sister in law, Delores (Jerry) Campbell of Fairfield, Iowa. Many other relatives also survive. She was preceded in death by, a grandson, Jared VanderVlucht and a son, Allen Kateznstein. Funeral services will be on Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at the Rehoboth Reformed Church in Lucas with Rev. Adam Grill officiating. Burial will take place in the Lucas Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 23, from 1:00 P.M. to time of service at 3:00P.M. Funeral arrangements were made by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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The Bob DuVall Family

We did not know Barb personally but knew her through Jay & Phyllis, Dewey & Dallas. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

The John Moomey Family

We are sorry for your loss. We knew barb through Jay & Phyllis, Dewey & Dallas. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy (Koetje) Robertson

My family share so many memories with Barb and the rest of the VanderVlught. My heart goes out to the entire family. May God help you get through this time.

Prue Kiekenapp

We are sending our deepest sympathy To Ike, Gerry ,Aaron and the rest of Barb's family. We are sorry that we could not attend the service but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Kiekenapps, Rick & Prue, Geof and Amy

Deb Deb

So sorry for your loss I'm sending prayers and hugs to all of you. Barb was such a sweet & kind soul. RIP much love to all of you ❤️ Love Deb Deb, Q and Faith 💜

Catherine Bolin Godbold

Our deepest sympathies during this most difficult time. It has been too many years since I've seen Aunt Barb, but I have fond memories of her during my childhood. Much love and prayers for the family.

Lynda Zech

Rodney and I send our prayers and sympathies.

Lex n Liisa Miller

Our sympathies go out to all of Barbs family. Very nice lady ,Lisa enjoyed the talk they had last fall and the times we visited Ike and Barb in Florida.

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