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John Edward Kalb
John Edward KalbCrossJohn Edward Kalb, 84 of New Bloomington, died Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1936 in the house in which he would live his entire life. A 1955 graduate of New Bloomington High School, he worked as a custodian for 25 years at the Smith Clinic and Marion General Hospital. He was a life-long member of the New Bloomington United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. John was a voracious student of the bible and read it every day. He had read it cover to cover 49 times in his lifetime. He was a member of the Marion Kiwanis Club, New Vision Senior Center, had volunteered at the Marion County Historical Society and also had volunteered several years in the kitchen at Mobile Meals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Bertha (Montgomery) Kalb, a brother, George Kalb, a sister, Martha Ann DeHart, and a nephew, Patrick DeHart.

He is survived by nephews and nieces, Mike (Maria) DeHart, Columbia, South Carolina; Brian (Melanie) Kalb, New Bloomington; Shawn (Tim) Fletcher, Hartsville, South Carolina; Beverly (Rick) Sigrist, Marion; Diane (Doug) Steiner, Hamilton; a brother-in-law, Warner DeHart, Hartsville, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Eva Kalb, New Bloomington; and numerous great and great-great nephews and nieces.

Memorial services will be Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the New Bloomington United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Herr officiating. Johnís final resting place will be in Frame Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the New Bloomington United Methodist Church, c/o Kathy Herr, 2540 Agosta-Meeker Road North, New Bloomington, OH 43341

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#1 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ†
Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 3:25 PM

I met John when I worked at the Smith Clinic. He always had a smile. I know he will be missed by his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Pauline Oehler

#2 from: Karen K. Smith
Lakeland, FL
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 7:34 AM

I knew John from when I worked at Smith Clinic. He was a dedicated, hard working fellow with a ready smile & positive personality. The world has lost one of the "good guys"!
My sincere sympathy to his family & friends.
Karen Smith

#3 from: Shirley Baer
Galion ohio
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 7:54 AM

I worked at Med Center when John worked there. There was no one sweeter or nicer than John. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone  He was a true Christian and he shared Gods love with anyone that would listen
He will be truly missed but will be welcomed in heaven by our savior  RIPJohn ❤️❤️

#4 from: Harley Hoover
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Sorry to hear of the loss of John Kalb.  I worked with him for a number of years while we were at the Smith Clinic.  John was a very hard worker and friendly to everyone.  One thing about John that was easy to see was his deep religious faith and I am sure that helped guide him during his life.  My condolences to  Johnís family.

#5 from: Mary Lee
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 8:42 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of John.  He was an active member of the Marion Area Genealogy Society for number of years and that is where I got to know him. My sympathy to his family especially Eva Lou Kalb and Beverly and Rick Sigrist. RIP John.  

#6 from: Angela Bickel
Salem Church of God
Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 9:27 AM

For many years, John attended Salem Church of God on Sunday nights.  Prior to COVID, he attended Bible Study on Tuesday nights with us.  I always will remember John as a prayer warrior.  He had a list of people in his Bible that he always prayed for.  I remember him visiting my grandparents when they were in the hospital.  He would always stop and pray with them.  I will miss him dearly.  My niece, Angel, always looked forward to going to John's house to pick him up for Bible Study.  He was so kind to her even as she reminded him to put his seat belt on!  He was a very caring man and will truly be missed.  

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