Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Carole Barber

September 1, 1947 - September 8, 2023
Mission Viejo, CA



Sunday, October 1, 2023
3:30 PM EDT
Trinity Reformed Church
712 Apple Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-6526


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.

Church of Grace
12761 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Life Story / Obituary


Rev. Carole Ann Zinger-Barber passed away on September 8, 2023, at the age of 76 in Southern California, her home of 33 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, educator, mentor, pastor, and friend who was loved by all who knew her.

Carole is survived by her husband of 43 years, Rev. Larry Barber, as well as her daughter Malari Barber-Swierenga (Daniel) and her beloved grandchildren Samuel and Cecily Swierenga. She is also survived by siblings Ronald Zinger (Nancy) and Kathy Ebels (Steven), brother-in-law Bob Barber, sisters-in-law Sally Kuipers and Donna McCann (Lyle), 11 nieces and nephews, and 27 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Clinton and Marian Zinger, sister Sharon Lutke, parents-in-law Max and Dorothy Barber, and brother-in-law Max Barber, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan on Sunday, October 1st at 3:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Carole’s memory to: Church of Grace, Garden Grove, 12761 Euclid Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Downtown Chapel.