Jean M. Calkins

PARDEEVILLE – Jean M. Calkins, age 79, of Pardeeville, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, with family at her side.

Jean was born on September 27, 1944. Daughter of Harold and Clara (Esser) Behling. She married Daniel Calkins in 1965.  They shared 55 years together.  Jean worked and enjoyed being a beautician for over 50 years.  She also enjoyed baking and decorating her well known cakes for many occasions, garage saling, sports and events of her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her three children, Kelly (Steve) Mahnke, Kurt (Leslie) Calkins and Brian (Kelly) Calkins; grandchildren, Jolene (Lester) Philbrick, Jordan Mahnke, Jacob Calkins and Madelyn Calkins; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Philbrick, Eleanora and Olivia Trimble; sister, Mary (Dave) Mellem;  brother-in-law, Darwin “Red” Calkins; sister-in-law, Jane Calkins;  many close friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Clara Behling, husband, Daniel Calkins, brother, Russel Behling, sister, Dorothy Amend, and granddaughter, Jessica Mahnke.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with Fr. Randy Timmerman officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.