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Anne J. Kalkman

Anne passed away, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born May 16, 1946, in Arnhem, Netherlands, the daughter of Rembertus N. Knooihuizen and Gertrude Woldhuis. Anne graduated from Plainwell High School in 1966. She was a teacher’s aide at MLK Elementary School in Kalamazoo, worked for John Klooster Greenhouses, Don Seeley Motors, and as a receptionist at DeNooyer Chevrolet.

Anne enjoyed baking, doing arts and crafts, growing and canning vegetables, working in her flower garden, and traveling. Most of all she loved caring for and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Anne was a woman of strong faith and attended Texas Corners Bible Church. During her lifetime she taught Sunday School as well as VBS. On June 3, 1977, in Kalamazoo, she married Gerrit Kalkman who survives.

Also surviving are her children: Jonathan (Amy) Kalkman and Jennifer Hendrix; 5 grandchildren: Thurston, Maggie, Sophia, Emily, and Megan. Anne’s siblings: Pieter Knooihuizen, Tina Williams, Arnolda Baker, Hilda Terborg, Bert Knooihuizen, and Henry Knooihuizen, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Anne’s family starting at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 South 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am, with Mr. Jon Carr officiating.

Burial will take place after the luncheon at 2:15 pm, at Hill Cemetery in Oshtemo Township.

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Dave and Char Schiedel

December 27, 2023 at 5:13 pm

Dave and I are so sorry for your loss.


Mrs. Jim Hewitt. (Patti Khodl)

December 28, 2023 at 11:29 am

I remember Anne from high school, even though in a lower grade. Always nice to people and a very pretty lady. So sorry for your loss. She was a sweetheart.


Ron and Sue McElwain

December 28, 2023 at 4:37 pm

So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ron and Sue McElwain


Kathy Owen Brockway

December 31, 2023 at 4:15 pm

I remember Anne from high school. Always a kind & gracious gal. She was genuine & her faith spoke volumes with words being spoken. Blessings to her family at this sad time.


Donna Osborn Ingraham

January 1, 2024 at 8:32 pm

My sympathy to Annes family. May she be Resting In. Peace and know how much she is loved. May she be greeted by our classmates that have gone ahead.


Martha Bronsink

January 2, 2024 at 3:35 pm

Gerrit, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear wife, Anne. We will be praying for comfort and peace. At these times I always think of the catechism. “ My only comfort in life and in death is that I belong to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.” So thankful that heaven awaits!


Jim and Diane Kniffin

January 2, 2024 at 3:40 pm

Diane and I are so sorry for your loss, Gerrit. Your Church family at Texas Corners Bible Church stands ready to help and support you when needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Lyn Morgan

January 4, 2024 at 8:06 pm

Dennis and I are so sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. For the short time we have known her at Holiday Manor she will be greatly missed.


Jerry and Kim DeVries

January 7, 2024 at 12:59 pm

We remember Anne from Second Christian, such a pleasant person. Really sorry to see this. Gerrit, our heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.


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