Nancy May Hoaglin



Lakeview – Nancy May Hoaglin, age 73, of Lakeview (formerly of Sparta), passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at her home with family by her side. Nancy was born on March 5, 1942 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Almond Fred and Leah May (Jourdan) Calkins. She was raised in Sparta and attended Sparta High School. On August 9, 1958, Nancy married Kenneth Lee Hoaglin Sr. “Big Ken” in Kent County. Nancy was employed as a cook for many years. She really enjoyed cooking, crafting, reading, playing board and card games. Nancy had a lot of friends and loved keeping in touch with people on Facebook. She was very family orientated and loved her grandchildren.

        Nancy will be dearly missed by her six children Marlene (Brian) Woodard of Rockford, Kathy (Greg) Mason of Morley, Kenneth Jr. (Peggy) Hoaglin, Julie (Bud) Manley, Rebecca (Shad) Lockwood, and Eric Hoaglin all of Lakeview; special nieces Raenelle (Corey) Wilhelm and Leigh Anne Thompson both of Canadian Lakes; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren; four siblings Ethyl (Jim) Stubblefield of Grand Rapids, James (Kathy) Calkins of Irons, MI, Fred Calkins of Rockford, and Melissa (John) Powers of Sand Lake; and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.

 The family would like to express a special “Thanks” to Peggy Hoaglin and Mackenzie Boatman for their exceptional care of Nancy.

        Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Hoaglin Sr. on Sept. 5, 2015; parents Almond and May Calkins; parents-in-law Ernest “John” and Kathryn Hoaglin; one sister Andrea VanDriel; two granddaughters; and one great grandson.

        A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. from Brigham Funeral Chapel-Lakeview, with Rev. Ron Hansen officiating. All are invited to a luncheon immediately following the service.



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  • Becky (Wednesday, November 11 15 07:36 pm EST)

    I love you mommy!!!!

  • Carrie SanMiguel (Thursday, November 12 15 12:58 pm EST)

    I love you, gram.

  • Brenda Mourer-Kenney (Thursday, November 12 15 01:26 pm EST)

    RIP,, Nancy,, you will be greatly missed and loved by many

  • robin cardosa (Thursday, November 12 15 03:07 pm EST)

    Love you auntie nancy

  • Mark Hoaglin (Thursday, November 12 15 03:34 pm EST)

    Love aunt nancy you will be missed dearly

  • Rebecca Bjornstad (Thursday, November 12 15 04:41 pm EST)

    An absolute treasure in heaven. My heart goes out to all of the loved ones this dear lady had and has blessed throughout the years. True love rarely leaves us. Many thoughts and prayers to those
    feeling this loss.

  • Terri Stratton (Thursday, November 12 15 06:29 pm EST)

    I hope you can all feel God's arms around you. She is walking on streets of gold holding hands with Jesus. She will never feel pain or sorrow again. Keep her memory close and she will always be with

  • Karen London Reindl (Thursday, November 12 15 09:31 pm EST)

    Sending thoughts filled with hope for peace in your hearts...."Aunt Nancy" was a very special lady, I am sure, to many, including me early in my life. I will continue to hold fond memories,
    especially working at the Lakeview Family Restaurant with her! Blessings....

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