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Ross Barkel

December 12, 1960 - May 6, 2023
Holland, MI



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Pet Tales Rescue
P.O. Box 88084
Kentwood, MI 49518
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Life Story / Obituary


Ross A. Barkel, age 62, of Holland passed away at his home in the company of his family Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Ross enjoyed his motorcycles, riding the trails and enjoying the scenery. He was involved in IDPA shooting competitions. Ross loved music and enjoyed drumming in bands with his friends when he was younger. Ross was a self-employed plastering contractor and did some beautiful custom work over the years.

He was preceded in death by his mother Clarine (Gunneman) Barkel and his brother Rodney Barkel.

He is survived by his wife Susan of 27 years and their cats Mimi and Dolly who will miss him dearly; father: Vern (Joyce) Barkel; sister: Rosemary (Bob) Harvey; mother-in-law; Betty Visser; brother-in-law: Mike (Roxann) Visser; sister-in-law: Cindy (Barry) Neal; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Pet Tales Rescue, PO Box 88084, Kentwood, MI 49518. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes-Northwood Chapel.