Claudene F. Kalkhorst
Claudene F. Kalkhorst
  • December 24, 1919 - April 26, 2013
  • Longmont, Colorado

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Claudene Kalkhorst 12/24/1919-04/26/2013

The Kalkhorst family became a part of the Holy Family Parish and School in 1952. At that time the little house at 4145 Vrain St. served as a starting place for the family of 6, Dad Jack, Mom Claudene, and 4 adopted children. John starting first grade at Holy Family in 1954, Mary in 1957, Don and Ron in 1959, this service to the parish and school would bring this family a life time of friends and memories forever.

In 1955 the family moved to 4601 Raleigh St. which served as the Kalkhorst residence for 20 years. This house on the corner saw boys playing baseball, football, basketball, golf, classes building floats for the HFHS homecomings and the graduation of 4 children that the education Jack and Claudene insisted on came from the halls of Holy Family School. Claudine's service to the school and parish that started in 1953 with her joining PTA continuing on with that organization till the last of the kids graduated from High School in 1972. Claudene could be found participating in Alter & Rosary, PTA, CPTA, organizing carnivals, and den mother for cub scouts, catholic daughters, working and running the school cafeteria, and transporting kids to and from school events.

Claudene always wanted to be a business woman so in 1972 along with her sister Marianne Petersen started the "Super Seconds Store located at 130 W. 84th Ave. Denver, Co. this would become her dream that she dedicated the remaining years of her life to serving the community thru the business. In 2007 due to the start of ill health at the age of 87 the business she loved closed. She always would say that "I want to go around again. I want to know what I know now, and I want to go around again."

She is survived by her 4 children, John, Mary Kalkhorst- Pershing-Moses, Don and Ron, Sister Francis Lenz of Elmwood Neb. she was the grandmother of 12, and great grandmother of 26 and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack (1996), grandson Nathan Kalkhorst (2003), great grandchildren Rayne Kalkhorst, and Noah Gates (2009) son-in-law Jess Moses (2004). She touched many lives and she will be sadly missed by everyone.