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Funeral:  1:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Mr. Kelvin Elias Kolbreeze, age 52, of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

The son of Mattie Mae (Moncrief) and John Wesley Liptrot, he was born Calvin Leon Liptrot on Sept. 24, 1953 in Grand Rapids. A graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Shirley Ann; two brothers, Lonnie Carl Liptrot, and Franklin D. Liptrot; and a sister, Annie Pearl Shanks.

Surviving are his mother, Mattie Mae Liptrot; five children, Kaleb Johnson, Patrice Johnson, Rashon Johnson, Calvin Leon Liptot, Jr., and Latrice Whitehead; seven brothers, John Wesley Liptrot, Jr., Robert Reese, Ivory Liptrot, Carl Liptrot, Michael Liptrot, Daniel Liptrot, and James Bennett Liptrot; eight sisters, Anne Bondon, Odessa Yarbrough, Willa Nabors, Mary LaGrone, LaVon Washington, Ida Mae Johnson, Patricia Spencer, and Gwendolyn Norris; several grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 from the chapel of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Avenue N.E., with family hour beginning at 12:00 Noon.

Chaplain John Poston of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and Pastor Charlie Jones of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will officiate, with full military honors rendered by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery.  Instead of flowers, contributions in Kelvin’s memory to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans would be appreciated.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Kelvin’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on August 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    07/26/2012 –

    Patrice LiptrotGrand

    Dad I love love u and I miss u so very much u do not know how much I miss u and mom It hunt me so very much that u are not here with us and not here to walk with me and talk with me I was the one coming up threre to see u and my x boyfriend to and to see if u want something and need stuff I am the one keep on see in u up there everday dad u is my heart and soul when u pas I did not know what to do I still to this day do not know what to do and how to do it with out u here in my life dad I miss u and mom so so very much it hunt so very bad so very bad now I do not got u or mom in my life but I got u in my heart I wil never never fro get u I love u so very much and I miss u so very much I see u when I get there save a seat fro me love u dad Patrice


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