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Virginia A. "Ginny" Kalmbach

August 5, 1943 — December 27, 2022


Virginia A. "Ginny" Kalmbach


Virginia A. “Ginny” Kalmbach,  79, of Petoskey, formerly of Central Lake, passed away on December 27, 2022.

Ginny was born on August 5, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Urban and Lorraine (Marshall) Dorsey.

She was a long time member of the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church and previously the South Baptist Church in Lansing.

Ginny was a long time teacher’s aide while in the Lansing area.  She worked with special education children, and was a recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children Capital Area Awards on May 1, 1996.

She was a gardener, enjoyed kayaking and traveling and had a gift of hospitality, often hosting family, friends, and missionaries.

On January 16, 1965, in Lansing, she married John Robert Kalmbach who survives.   Also surviving are 2 sons, Kevin Kalmbach of Carson City, MI, David (Kirsten) Kalmbach of Potterville, MI, and 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary, Emily, Micah, Joshua and Katie.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother Robert Dorsey.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Tharp officiating.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of services at church.

A private graveside service will be in the spring when weather permits.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Lake Bible Baptist Church, “Faith Promise” (Missionary Fund), 1040 North M-88, Central Lake, MI,  49622.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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