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In Memory of Nicholas F. Calmes

Nicholas F. Calmes

It is with great sadness that we announce that Nic passed away November 9, 2014 in River Falls, Wisconsin.  He battled Pancreatic Cancer for 47 months.  Nic was born June 3rd 1955, the youngest child of the late Willard Sr. and Viola (Salm) Calmes.  On July 15th 1978 Nic and Deb Rochon were united in marriage.

Nic was an outdoorsman.  Cutting firewood, planting trees, hunting, trapping, sturgeon spearing, fishing, and watching nature thrive.  He was a professional pickle packer and a weed free gardener.

Nic is survived by his wife Debra, daughter Fran (Mitchel) Wayne and granddaughter Snow.  He is further survived by brothers Victor (Lynn), Willard Jr (Stephanie), Daniel, sister Mary (Tim Quintal), father-in-law Patrick (Anna) Rochon, brother-in-law Arthur Rochon and other relatives and friends.  Special friends Norman West and John Neu from Yankton, South Dakota and Rick Koch and his sons Ryan and Derek of Omro, Wisconsin who meant a great deal to him.

Nic was preceded in death by his parents, son Brock, sister Kathleen Calmes, and mother-in-law Marlene Rochon. 

Nic requested no memorial service. Take a moment to spend in the outdoors or enjoying the wonders of nature as he did so often in his memory.  Nic left the woodpile higher than he found it and for that we are grateful and warm.

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