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Calvin "Kelly" Wayne Rynearson
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Obituary for Calvin "Kelly" Wayne Rynearson

Calvin “Kelly” Wayne Rynearson, age 93, of Sturgis, MI passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
He was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Kendallville, IN a son to the late Ollie and Edith Rynearson.
Calvin was first married to Ethel Dost. This marriage ended in divorce in 1973 and on Sept. 9, 1977 he married Janet I. Zellak in Sturgis, MI. She preceded him in death Sept. 26, 2000.
Calvin grew up in Northern Indiana and has been a resident of Sturgis for over 40 years.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Calvin was a tool and die maker by trade and retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis and also retired from the Lear Corp. in Mendon, MI. He enjoyed staying busy and working so he then went to work for the last 17 years at Marty Hart’s Auto and was employed there up until his death.
He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling, driving around the countryside, gardening and yard work.
Surviving are children: Katherine (Rick) Irish of Paw Paw, MI, Brad Miller of Paw Paw, MI, Elizabeth Miller of Sturgis, MI, and Rodney (Marta) Rynearson of Kalamazoo, MI; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren: 1 sister: Gertrude Burgi of LaGrange, IN; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 children: Jannet, Alan, and Dale; 3 brothers: Dale, Harold, and Robert; 5 sisters: Marjorie, Joyce, Ruth, Mildred, and Treva.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., Today, Friday, at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Services celebrating the life of Calvin “Kelly” W. Rynearson will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Interment and graveside services will be held at 12 Noon on Monday at Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.
The family suggest memorial donations be directed to the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355 or the Nature Conservancy, envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis.
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091





11:00 AM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

interment with full military honors




12:00 PM
Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091


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