November 04, 2020) - Calvin R. Krooks, age 80, of Norway, passed away on
Tuesday, November 3, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, with his
wife at his side.
Calvin was born June 5, 1940, in Negaunee, son
of the late Carl W. and Lillie (Johnson) Krooks. He grew up in Norway and
was a graduate of Norway High School. He proudly served in the United
States Army, and after his honorable discharge, he returned to Norway.
Calvin married Jean (Roberts) Strasburg on December 1, 1990, in Norway,
and they resided in Upper Pine Creek. He worked for Perry Norway as a
press operator for 42 and 1/2 years before retiring in 2006.
along with his wife, enjoyed woodworking, gardening, yard work, spending
time with their family, and they had a great love for raising Teddy Bear
Dogs and currently have five at home.
He is survived by his
loving wife of 29 years, Jean; one son, Nicholas (Savannah) Patron,
Lena, Wisconsin; one daughter, Angela (Matthew Shoemaker) Howard of
Norway; two grandchildren, Isaiah and Avary; one sister-in-law, Sharon
(Richard) Groeschl of Malone, Wisconsin; two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Root
of Milwaukee and David Heidtke of Norway; special friends, Pastor Kevin
and Sandy Sullivan, and Keith Kaddy.
In addition to his parents,
Calvin was preceded in death by one brother, Carl "Bud" Krooks, and
three sisters, Margaret Gustafson, Leona Heidtke, and Kathleen "Kay"
Visitation will be Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 10:30
AM until 12:00 PM at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. A
celebration of Calvin's life will be held on Saturday at 12:00 Noon at
the funeral home. Pastor Kevin Sullivan will officiate. Burial will take
place on Monday, November 9, at 10:00 AM at Norway Township Cemetery in
Norway. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50 of Iron
Mountain will accord military honors at graveside.
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The family has chosen the Jacob Funeral Home and Cremation Services
of Iron Mountain to honor Calvin's legacy of life.