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Donald Kalkofen

January 26, 1930 - December 5, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Donald Jay Kalkofen, age 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 5, 2022. Donald was born in the winter of 1930 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Cornelius and Grace Kalkofen. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred; and brother, Raymond (Bonnie) Kalkofen. Donald is survived by his son, David (Anna) Kalkofen and daughter Karen (James) Urquhart, grandchildren; Karie (Cory) Kirby, Kraig (Jodi) Steele, Kaitlin (David) Alvarez and Nikki Kalkofen; seven great-grandchildren; as well as by many nieces and nephews. Donald was a US Army veteran and retired from Bissell after 43 years of service. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, playing golf, and his many motorcycles. As per Donald's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no immediate public services. Please visit www.heritagelifestory.com to leave a favorite memory, photo or to sign the guestbook.