Jean Kalb

February 26, 1927 - March 15, 2020

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Jean Eloise Kalb, age 93, of Chatfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Heartland Nursing Home in Bucyrus, Ohio. She was born February 26, 1927 in Stoneham, MA to the late Clarence and Coral (Beers) Weidemaier. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Martel High School. After WW II, she met Harold Kalb and they were married in 1948. Over the years, Jean has worked at Leonharts Gas & Oil in Tiro, the C.E. White Company and Green's IGA in New Washington. Jean also traveled to Paris, the Riviera, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Luxembourg to visit family. She loved baking, reading books, working outside in her flower garden, feeding the birds, caring for her pet cat "Tommy", who was a great companion and most of all, Jean so loved and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter, Janet (Andrew) Kaple of New Washington; 2 sons, Larry Kalb of Bellingham, WA and Roger Kalb of Naples, FL; 7 grandchildren, Matt Kaple, Ted (Tamara) Kaple, Jessica Beskur, Jacqueline (Curt) Carver, Kristopher Casey ( Karissa) Kalb, Stefan (Amy Cook fiance') Kalb and Johann Kalb; 5 great grandchildren, Claire Kaple, Drew Kaple, Emma Kaple, Ryan Carver and Isabella Beskur.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kalb, parents, Clarence and Coral Weidemaier and sister, Martha (Donald) Wilson.

There will be no calling hours or funeral at this time but there will be a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Tom and Connie Kalb - Mar 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss and especially at such a difficult time.
Karen Alt - Mar 20, 2020
Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Know that you and your family are all in my prayers.
Elaine (Kurtz) Germann - Mar 18, 2020
So sorry about your mother's passing. Good memories of playing with all of you at your house or ours down the road. Riding bikes and trying to play football.
Ron and Deb Lutz - Mar 18, 2020
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. Deb and I graduated with Larry. As neighbors growing up, I enjoyed many fun times with the Kalb family, whether it was playing ball in the yard or in the big barn. When younger, Jean and family took me to many ball games. Later, she took many car pool turns picking us up from sports practices. I will remember her telling me later in life how she was such an avid reader - and that laugh she had will not be forgotten !!!!
Jo Shenal - Mar 18, 2020
Sending prayers to the family.
Sharon Wilson Moseley - Mar 17, 2020
Janet, Larry and Roger I am sending love and condolences. Aunt Jean always struck me as so easy going and agreeable which leaves me with very pleasant memories. Love, Sharon
Lorna Ackerman - Mar 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss......such a sweet and caring person who I so enjoyed talking and prayers to her family. Lorna Ackerman and family
Pat Teynor - Mar 17, 2020
Janet, so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.