Norman ‘Pete’ Kalvick

Norman “Pete” Kalvick , 91 of Grand Forks, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, in Larimore.

He was born June 20, 1921 in Hannaford, N.D., the son of Ole and Gina Kalvick. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Hannaford High School in 1940. In March of 1944 he enlisted in the United States Army and served until May of 1946. After the Army he started working for the Great Northern Railroad.

He married Ruth Jagim on June 14, 1953, and they lived in Wheatland, N.D. They raised their five children there until 1969, when they moved to Minot, where he retired from the Burlington Northen Railroad in 1983. Ruth passed away in January 1986.

On May 6, 1988, he married Bette Majkrzak and shortly after they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where they lived for 18 years. In 2010 they moved to Grand Forks. He moved into the Good Samaritan Home in the summer of 2012.

He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and playing pranks with his friends and family.

He is survived by: his wife Bette, Grand Forks; children, Connie (Jeff) Jenkusky, Syracuse, N.Y., Kim (Rory) Larson, Omaha, Neb, Kip (Ann) Kalvick, Surrey, Ken Kalvick, of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren, Eric Larson, Omaha, Sydney and Ethan Kalvick, Surrey, and Dara Jenkusky, Syracuse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Gina; wife, Ruth; daughter, Kathy Carlson; 3 brothers, Oswald, Alfred, Roger; and 3 sisters, Arvilla, Alma, and Betsy.

Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Union Lutheran Church, rural Hannaford, N.D.

Visitation: Wednesday, one hour before services, in the church.

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Arrangements entrusted to the Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Cooperstown, N.D.