Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Carl Garbrecht

March 25, 1922 - November 30, 2015
Grand Haven, MI



Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Friday, December 4, 2015
11:00 AM EST
West Olive Christian Reformed Church
8374 First Avenue
West Olive, MI 49460


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-2972
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West Olive Christian Reformed Church
8374 First Avenue
West Olive, MI 49460

Life Story / Obituary


Carl Bernard Garbrecht age 93 went to be with his Lord on November 30, 2015. Born March 25, 1922 and married Gertrude Emma Ebel on May 24, 1947.

Carl served in the United States Army, 216th A.A.A. Gun Battalion during WWll.

Carl was a member of the West Olive CRC and served as both elder and deacon. Community service included the West Olive School Board and the Port Sheldon Twp. Zoning Board.

Carl is survived by children, Susan (Henry) Espinoza; Joan (Leo) Gordillo; Cal (Mary) Garbrecht; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; brother August (Mary) Garbrecht; in-laws; Edward (Joan) Ebel and Betty (Robert) Overkamp.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Gertrude, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be held Thursday 6-8 at the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave. Holland. Services will be held Friday 11:00AM, West Olive C.R.C., US 31 and Croswell with Rev. Jonathon De Ruiter and Rev. Mark Stevenson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Olive C.R.C. or Hospice of Holland.