Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Michael Lee Calkins

June 9, 1950 - February 12, 2018

Michael Lee Calkins, 67 years old, was called to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on February 12, 2018. He was born June 9, 1950, in Oshkosh, WI to Bernard and Lois (Creapo) Calkins. Mike worked side by side with his parents and siblings for Calkins Midways. Later in life he bought Calkins Midways with some of his siblings from 1986 to 1996. Mike was person of all traits; he sold cars, did taxes, was the manager of the Auditorium in Eldorado, AR, was an insurance rep for AAL, and was an independent financial advisor until he retired. Mike's passions were fishing, gaming, and golfing with family and friends. He loved to give people nick names.
Mike is survived by: his wife, Sharon; and their two children, Jacob (Rhonda) Calkins, Sarah Calkins; his first wife, Donna Calkins; and their two daughters, Tracy (Calkins) Hall, Amy Calkins. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Craig Hall, Michael Hall, Danielle Hall, and Nicholas Calkins; a brother, John (Diane) Calkins; two sisters, Linda (Ray) Malewski, Cheryl (John) Streeter; sister-in-law, Lynn Waterman; and many nephews and nieces he loved very much.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Waterman; a son-in-law, Christopher Hall; and an infant daughter.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Living Water Lutheran Church 1585 S. Oakwood Rd. Oshkosh. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor John Dorn officiating. Cremation will follow.
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6b
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Lynn Artz wrote on March 8, 2018
Sharon, I am so sorry for you loss. My heart goes out to you.

John/Janet Kunde wrote on February 22, 2018
Mike was our agent for many years...Lots of good stories were told. Reminiscing of days of younger years! "When Someone you Love becomes a Memory, that Memory becomes a Treasure"

Mary R. Marks wrote on February 18, 2018
Mike was a good friend. Always told a good story. May God bless family. He will be sadly missed .

Faith & Dick Tebo wrote on February 17, 2018
No family should suffer the loss of 2 loved ones in less than a year's time, but life isn't fair. Sending love, hugs, and prayers for the whole family. Cherish your memories.

Kathy Keen wrote on February 17, 2018
I met Mike a few times with my husband Rodney. Mike was as solid in kindness, understanding and compassion for others as they come. RIP soldier. Thank you.

Harry Dorman wrote on February 16, 2018
Rest in peace my friend.

Marc and Lisa Curtis wrote on February 16, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to your family. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace in your time of sorrow.

Jerry D wrote on February 16, 2018
Mike and I were both friends of Bill W and we became friends on our journey through life. I want to thank the Lord for putting Mike in my life during the journey of life. Praise GOD who helped us both live life to the fullest

Darlene (Taylor) Hempel wrote on February 16, 2018
I am so sorry to hear. I remember Michael when I was with my aunt and uncle-Doris and Pete Peterson who owned Dairy State Rides-and he was there with Grandpa and Grandma-I think he was the same one.

Jim and Mary Schlichting wrote on February 15, 2018
Such a wonderful person!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!

Kathy Woldt wrote on February 15, 2018
Mike is forever the best person I know who had a Good sense of common sense with a vision of comforting everyone around him with his kindness yet ability to make you laugh in good times and trying. My heart goes with Mike to his maker. Love, Kathy Woldt and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and family...

Karen Fraleigh wrote on February 15, 2018
My sincere condolences.

Dan Berry wrote on February 15, 2018
My condolences to all of the family. I know Chuck was waiting for him. Sorry I can't make the funeral.

RJ Gross wrote on February 15, 2018
Mike will be missed by so many. I enjoyed working with him and getting to know him. The time I spent in getting to know him allowed me to see and enjoy the many qualities Mike had...My condolences to Sharon, Mike's family, all his friends.

Gary Ratajczak wrote on February 15, 2018
My condolences go out to the Calkins Family. I knew Mike and the Family most of his life. They lived on Jefferson street during our early years and had some great times together which I always remebered. May you rest in Peace Mike.

Trudie Cudney wrote on February 14, 2018
My prayers and thought's go out to your family and friends.

Tom and Sue wrote on February 14, 2018
He is happy in heaven remember the good times

Pep Peppenger wrote on February 14, 2018
Will miss Mike and all the crazy stuff he would say enjoyed working for him for those 16 yrs.Great man and friend.R.I.P Condolences from myself Connie Shayna and Brittany.

Connie Cook wrote on February 14, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to Sharon and family. Mike was a wonderful man and boss. Had a lot of good memories to cherish and I will never forget. Love you all!!

Jim & Marie Lesnick wrote on February 14, 2018
Our condolences to the family. Linda, so sorry for your loss. Hugs!

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