(Wednesday - 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.

Calvin, 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" Root.

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.


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