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Mr. Leslie Charles Calkins, age 88, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 06, 2015.He was born on May 03, 1926 in Carlisle, IA to Raymond and Lela (Houseman) Calkins.He married Mary Ann Pergande on March 01, 1953 in Lu Verne, IA. She preceded him in
death on July 12, 1997. He worked for the City of Grand Haven for 22 years.
He is survived by three children: Linda Calkins, Beverly (Raymond) Lewis and LeRoy (Julie) Calkins; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grand children with 2 more on the way and 3 great-great-grand children. He is also survived by one sister, Bonnie Dubson. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
A funeral service and celebration of life will be at 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, 8636 S. M37, Baldwin, MI 49304. The Rev, Daniel Fienen officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Grace Lutheran Church.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Jane Osburn on January 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    We all will miss very much love you always 👼💖💖💜💚💙💛❤💞

  2. Angela St.Croix on January 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I remember staying up there with Bev and the kids when we were younger.

  3. Melissa Calkins on January 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I spent every summer up north with grandma and grandpa. On our way to church every Sunday grandpa would purposely drive fast down the high roads just to make grandma yell at him. He always made life interesting. Miss you grandpa!


  4. Melissa on January 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Well, its been a year since you left us and it has not been the same with you gone. I love you and grandma….. see you again soon

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