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Emil Kalnins, 90, of Plymouth, died peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2013, at KindredHearts Senior Living, Plymouth.
He was born on June 22, 1923, in Riga, Latvia, a son of Andre and Natalia Holsmanis Kalnins.
On August 7, 1948, he married Gertrud E. Zitte in Germany, and she preceded him in death on September 25, 1997. On January 6, 1999, he married Kathy Maczuzak and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2012.
Emil worked as a machinist for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.
He is survived by a son, Peter (Connie) Kalnins of Green Bay, and a daughter, Rose (Phil) Griffin of South Bend, IN; two step-sons: Peter (Lois) Maczuzak of Shawano, and John (Liz) Maczuzak of Ripon; two grandchildren: Nathan and Andrew Kalnins; and seven step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service was be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, with Rev. Ken Nabi officiating. The visitation was on Thursday at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial followed in Rienzi Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at KindredHearts Senior Living, Plymouth, and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.
Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.
MACH & SON, INC
31 E DIVISION ST Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4213
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 6, 2013