Veronica J. 'Ronnie' Calhoon
Veronica J. “Ronnie” Calhoon, 87 of Laurel, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Laurel, with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the church, from 5-7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, at the church, one hour prior to services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.
Veronica Joan “Ronnie” was born Dec. 18, 1930 in Coleridge, to Edward and Abby (Hansen) Kalin. She grew up in Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School. She then went to the St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduating in 1951, Veronica taught nurses' training at the school prior to being married to Harry Glen Calhoon on Nov. 11, 1953 in Coleridge. She worked for Dr. R.P. Carroll in Laurel for many years, then at the Laurel Medical Clinic for Dr. Nguyen Tien. Veronica finished her career as a nurse at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge. After retirement, Veronica taught CNA classes part-time at Northeast Technical College in Norfolk. She enjoyed spending time with all her family. She loved to play cards and attend her grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include her two sons, Mike and Patty Calhoon of Grand Island and Marti Calhoon of Wayne; five grandchildren, Lindsay (Tyson) Davison, Amanda Calhoon, Katherine Calhoon, Jessica (Tony) Garza and Joshua (Kriss) Calhoon; six great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Kearney Lackas of Belden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry on Aug. 6, 2009; daughter-in-law Louise Calhoon; two sisters Loretta “Tootie” Keating, Carol Lackas; and brother Clarence “Swede” Kalin.