Jan Andre Estelle, 80, of Rapid City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home.
Born in Lansing on June 7, 1931, Mr. Estelle was the son of the late Max Everett Estelle and Helen Ellen (Russell) Eberly. Jan served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also served his community as a firefighter in Meridian Township, near Lansing. Along with his wife Irene, he was the owner of Pick Kwik Foods in Kalkaska for over 20 years.
Jan had a deep love for his family and friends; and always enjoyed his time boating, fishing and snowmobiling.
Besides his loving wife, Irene (Smith), Jan is survived by his children, Teresa (Theron) Lee and Roxanne (Mark) Findley; grandchildren, Brandie, Joel, Whitney and Eva Findley; siblings, Mary Ellen Sheets (Tom Amiss), John Eberly, Norm (Gay) Eberly, and Bill (Pat) Estelle; and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
A memorial service will be held in Jan's honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Chapel of Kalkaska Funeral Home, 152 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the spring at Clearwater Township Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.