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August 19, 1954 - October 27, 2020

A private service to commemorate Jack’s life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 1527 in Portage, c/o the funeral home. Those wishing to view the service in real time are invited to see it here on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. using the following link: The password is 1106. You can also be in contact with the family to be of assistance at:

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Age 66, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2020 Jack was born in Ft. Riley, KS, on August 19, 1954, the son of Jack Wilmer and Patricia (Roberts) Calhoun. On February 3, 1989, he married Donna Soderquist, who survives him. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army and served in Viet Nam. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Nothing was more important to him than his family and he supported his children in everything they did. He was a nurse at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 2009. Jack’s last gift to this world was through Gift of Life. Besides his wife, Jack is survived by his children Jack W. (Jennifer) Calhoun III of Lansing, Ami (Hugh) Naeyaert of Oak Harbor, WA, Melissa (Thomas) Casey of Shelbyville, IN, Rachell (Dayoung Park) Calhoun of Grand Rapids; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; step-mother, Jo Calhoun of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Debra (Tom) Damron, Marge Skinner and Dawn (John) Ewing; brothers, Robert (Tammy) Calhoun and James (Marilyn) Calhoun; several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Angela Calhoun.