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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Leonard Kalcher

Leonard Richard Kalcher

Wednesday, December 2nd, 1936 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Leonard Richard Kalcher passed away surrounded by his family on July 1, 2019. He was born in Johnstown, PA on December 2, 1936, the son of Anthony & Cecelia (Orzechowski) Kalcher and later adopted by his uncle and aunt, Richard and Victoria (Kalcher) Ketchum.
At an early age, he moved to Cadillac, Michigan where he attended St. Ann’s School and later St. Joseph’s Seminary in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Cadillac Senior High School in 1955. He served in the United States Air Force as a cryptographer from 1956 – 1960.
He married Margaret Nugent on August 26, 1961. Upon graduation from Ferris State University, he and his family lived in southern Michigan until 1971 when they moved to Manistee where Leonard eventually became senior partner in the CPA firm of Kalcher, Vanderwal & Torrey, P.C.
Leonard was a life member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He also served as President of the Lake Michigan Estate Planning Council.
He was active in the Manistee community serving as: President, Manistee Kiwanis Club; Vice-Chair, West Shore Medical Center Board of Trustees; President, Manistee County Community Foundation; founding member and Treasurer, Manistee Catholic Central Schools Foundation; President, Manistee Industrial Development Corporation; Life Member of the Manistee Elks and Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board and was a member of the Manistee Golf & Country Club and the World’s Worst Fisherman. He was awarded a certificate for his service to the community and was a member of the MCC Hall of Fame. He was a lector at Guardian Angels Parish.
He retired from all activities when he was stricken with ALS. Leonard loved the outdoors and fishing trips to Canada and cherished the addition of three grandchildren to his family.
His parents and sister Clara Hanuska predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife Margaret and daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Steve Bakker, and grandchildren Gerrit, Rachel and David Bakker. He is also survived by his brother Arthur Kalcher and sisters Mary (Pete) Dykhouse and Barbara (Richard) Mitchell; and “sisters” Marlene “Annie” (Bill) Atchison, Louise (Bob) Spicer, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 5th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by Mass at 12:00 pm. A luncheon be served immediately after mass followed by a service at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to : ALS Foundation for Life P.O.Box 96 Natick, MA 01760. (508) 655-4381

The Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a photo or memory with the family, please visit Leonard’s personal page at www.oakgrovefh.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -Manistee
    Address
    254 6th Street
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Service

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -Manistee
    Address
    254 6th Street
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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    Officiant
    Father Richard Bartoszek
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Grove Cemetery-Manistee
    Address
    1040 Veterans Oak Grove Drive
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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Fr. Pat cawley

Posted at 07:45am
Growing up in Cadillac I was a neighbor to Leonard for a while. He was someone I looked up to and admired for his faith, goodness and kindness. It was my honor long ago. May Almighty God be with his family and may you all know what a special gift he was. We give thanks for all he did and gave to so many. Leonard, may the sun be on your face to warm you and the wind be at your back. May all gone before you welcome you and may Almighty God embrace you and say; “Welcome home Leonard. Welcome home. You were among the best I ever made. Your life was a ‘good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over’. Amen. Fr. Pat Cawley
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