Lorraine F. Calkins (Iciek)February 5, 1930 ~ February 7, 2017 (age 87)
Lorraine F. Calkins (Iciek), age 87, of Wayland, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Russell, sons John and William Calkins, son and daughter in-law Roger and Judi Calkins, grandson Ryan Calkins, two brothers Stanley Iciek and Joe Iciek, and a sister Joan Weick. She will be greatly missed by her children Debra Calkins, Paul (Beth) Calkins, Peter Calkins, Charlotte (Ted) Pavilanis, Jane Calkins, Albert Calkins, Mary (Steve) Tillotson, A.J. Calkins, Mark Friskney and Justin (Brinda) Calkins; 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters Christine (Fred) Steffens, Betty (Ben) Wisnewski, Maxine (John) Gordon, Stephanie (Ed) Fletcher, brother Robert (Lynn) Iciek; in-laws Margaret Iciek, Mary Iciek, Bill Weick, Joy (Larry) DeBruyne, Margie Calkins Hines; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was born February 5, 1930 in Hopkins. She received her teaching certificate from County Normal in Allegan. Her careers included teaching in a one-room school house, raising ten children, driving a semi tractor-trailer with her husband, and managing a convenience store. Lorraine enjoyed simple pleasures such as; conversing with family, friends and just about any one she met, doing the laundry, playing the piano, reading and flower gardening. She loved writing and receiving letters and cards. She had an extensive Christmas card list and her cards were usually the first received by many. She loved and kept her “Madonna” Christmas cards. Many of her simple pleasures have been passed down to her children and grandchildren. Lorraine was a woman of faith and prayed the rosary often. She was a member of several parishes during her life which included; St. Stanislaus of Hilliards, St. Therese of Wayland, Holy Trinity of Marshfield, Missouri and St. Sebastian of Byron Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Sebastian 9408 Wilson Ave., SW, Byron Center, MI on Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 AM where her family will receive visitors one hour prior to Mass. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland. The family will also receive visitors Friday, February 10 from 4-6 PM and 7-9 PM with a Vigil service being held at 7 PM at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 4330 18th St., Dorr, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayland Ambulance Service.
Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services
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