Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Barbara Voogd

December 2, 1927July 26, 2020

Barbara Jean Voogd, 92, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday July 26, 2020. Born on December 2, 1927 in Grand Rapids to Franklin (Mabel) Merren. Wife of 35 years to the late Henry Voogd. Survived by Ron (Pati) Voogd, Don (Vicky) Voogd, Lorie Bieschke, Karen Voogd and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Franklin (Mabel) Merren, husband Henry Voogd, sister Helen Lane, brother Jack (Ardith) Merren, grandson Nathan Bieschke and son in law Steve Bieschke. Barbara was all about her family, she loved Church and her friends. She was an animal lover and also an avid bowler. Barbara liked to go camping and dune buggying. She was a working single mother a majority of her early life until she met a man that she fell in love with and married in 1962.Visitation for Barbara will be at Reyers North Valley Chapel on Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral home asks guests to wear a mask and social distance upon entering. Visitation will continue Thursday at St. Alphonsus Church 224 Carrier St. NE Grand Rapids from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. St. Alphonsus also asks guests to wear a mask and social distance while in the church. Donations may be made to Faith Hospice or Crash’s Landing.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Barbara Voogd

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Leslie Miller

July 30, 2020

I met Barbara through her daughter. She was so helpful with my animals. It was my honor to have known her.

Erin Rives

July 28, 2020

Barb was always so nice, and came to every Bieschke event (birthdays, wedding showers, etc.), even though she didn't have to. I will miss seeing her, and I enjoyed the times that she spent with our family.

Samantha Voogd

July 27, 2020

RIP Aunt Barb! You were loved by many and will be greatly missed! I will always remember the stories about camping and bowling from my parents! You were an amazing woman and heaven gained another angel to look over us! Rest easy until we meet again! Love you always and forever!! Sam and Leigha

Jason Voogd

July 27, 2020

Grandma was such an amazing woman and those she joined back home with are a lucky bunch to have her. I will miss the time we use to have together whether it be setting up Christmas decorations or watching old camping videos together from years ago. My girlfriend and I recently had the opportunity to take her a garden globe to display out in the yard that she thought was absolutly beautiful and my lady gave her a nightgown and slippers to wear for her kickback evening's.
Missed loved but never forgotten.
See you when I get home grandma. Happy to know I have yet another guardian angel looking over me.

Kimberley Bell

July 27, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. What a special lady she was! I spent several years bowling with her and when she had to retire from the sport she still liked to come to the bowling alley to cheer on her team. She was so funny and sweet. My condolences to her family.

Heather Walsh-beyer

July 27, 2020

Grandma will be loved and missed by us all! I will always remember our long talks and our times together just drinking coffee and playing cribbage.
She is with her Creator now and watching Nascar and playing marbles and yahtzee with grandpa and Bev (Bieschke), (sister )Helen Lane and the whole late night gang and having laughs. And she is now the sunshine always smiling down on us!

Mary Voogd

July 27, 2020

Rest in Heaven Aunt Barb! My parents have shared so many amazing memories of you over the years to include camping and bowling. I remember how just your presence in the room, made my dad smile as he remembered all the great times with you, his uncle and his parents. You made sure to send yearly Christmas cards, keep up with our lives through phone calls with my mom, and even came up to see me when I gave birth to my son. You were an amazing woman, who made the world shine a little brighter! You are loved so very much and will be greatly missed. I bet your welcome home party in Heaven was epic! - All my love, Mary Voogd


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