Brenda Kay Ocobock

February 11, 1966May 8, 2018
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Brenda Kay Ocobock (Tubergen), 52, of Traverse City, MI went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Tubergen Jr, grandparents, Clarence and Rena Wolters and Hank and Dorothy Tubergen, mother and father in-law Marcella and H. Jack Ocobock, and brother-in-law, Douglas A. Ocobock.

She will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 31 years, Jack; children, Jason, Amanda (Brian), and Jack; her grandsons; Nick, Tyler, Jayden, Riley, Tucker, and Cole; parents, Ben and Gloria Tubergen; sister, Barb (Tom) Lammers; sisters and brother in-laws, Jean and Marve Dirkse, Karen and Frank Bartoszek, Nancy and Ron Zeerip, Larry and Barb Ocobock, and Beth and Jim Nickels, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Brenda’s passion was caring for people, working as a nurse with her loving second family at Northwest Michigan Dermatology. Her life was cut short due to her 21 year battle with melanoma. She would wish for any memorial contributions to be made to The Melanoma Research Foundation.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 12th at 11AM at St. Mary’s of Hannah Catholic Church, 2912 M-113, Kingsley, MI. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday, May 11th from 6-8PM at Covell Funeral Home, 200 N. Brownson Ave., Kingsley, MI, as well as at 10AM Saturday at the church before the funeral mass.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Mary DeKorte

May 14, 2018

Dear Jack, we are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. The last time we saw here she looked so good, and had such high hopes. She sure fought a good fight. Animal and I are keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy and love.
Mary & Animal (Tom) DeKorte

Carrine Pomaranski

May 11, 2018

Whether she was learning how to snowboard (she, Jack and Mark flourished, I failed terribly) or flying high above East Bay in a Parasail, Brenda always did things at 100%. Her laughter, stories and love will be missed. Our lives are better because she was in them. XOXO

Angelee Kirsch

May 10, 2018

Brenda and her family have had a large impact on my life as a member of the Rickety Ranchers 4-H Club. The club was like a family, and we shared many great times together at the fair. She was always so kind and active in her kids lives. She always supported all of the other kids in the 4-H club as well, including myself. I remember working community service events and fundraisers with her and her family, and we have had some good times together. Little Jack always tagged along with me at the fair when he was younger, and I enjoyed it. I am lucky to have known her, and my heart breaks for the family. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul, and I have no doubt that she is flying with the angels now. Rest in peace Brenda. Sending my love to the Ocobock family.