David O. Calkins, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Kalkaska, the son of the late Victor and Clara (Bradock) Calkins.
David married Judith Nelson on October 1, 1964 in Detroit. He was a past member of the Garfield Township Volunteer Fire Department Station #3. David’s hobbies included operating a ham radio, playing the guitar and doing anything outside. He was a self-educated man who knew just about everything.
David is survived by his loving wife, Judy of 47 years; his children, Gerald L. Calkins of Kingsley, David M. (Jennifer) Calkins of Lakeland, Florida, Donna M. (Lorenzo Padua) Calkins on Cedar Park, Texas, Carla A. (Mike) Blonchard of Midland, Jonathon A. Calkins, Craig A. Calkins, Eric E. Calkins and Damian A. Calkins, all of Fife Lake; 9 grandchildren; and his sister, Esther M. (Donald) Evans of Lakeland, Florida.
Preceding David in death was his brother, Virgil N. Calkins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20th from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garfield Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to David’s family, c/o Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, 106 S. Cherry St., Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Condolences can be left online at www.wolfeoneill.com. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.