header 1
header 2
header 3

In Memoriam

Constance Alice "Connie" Hoke (Moore) - Class Of 1940 VIEW PROFILE

Constance Alice Connie Hoke (Moore)

Constance Alice "Connie" Hoke, daughter of Ernest Joseph (1896-1953) and Sylvia May (Root) (1898-1974) Hoke, was born 16 June 1922 Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.  Connie and her brother, Wayne, graduated together from Okemos High School in 1940.  Sgt. Edward Wayne Hoke, 22, was killed in World War II action during a bombing run over Europe in 1944.  Wayne was a ball turret gunner and the plane was intercepted and attacked by enemy fighters while on a sortie. 

Connie married Dr. Roland E. Kalmbach 5 November 1942 in Indiana.  Dr. Kalmbach was a well known physician in Lansing, having practiced in the area since 1926.  He was a World War I veteran and graduate of University of Michigan.  Roland's first wife died in 1929.  His second marriage ended in divorce.

An article honoring Dr. Kalmbach was written in the Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Sunday 19 October 1952.  "Born and educated in Chelsea, Dr. Kalmbach was graduated from the University of Michigan medical school in 1925 and entered practice here 26 years ago.  He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian church Mason, V.F.W., Ingham, state and American medical groups, Academy of General Practice and the U. of M. Club.  Dr. Kalmbach lives at 927 VerLinden Ave."

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Friday 13 February 1953


An autopsy was planned Friday to learn the cause of the unexpected death of Carl Leland Kalmbach, 9-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. Roland E. Kalmbach who died about 5:23 p.m. Thursday at the home.

Young Kalmbach, a student at VerLinden  ave. school, was ill at home with the flu, and was watching the family television set when stricken.  The fire department inhalator administered first aid and the boy was removed to St. Lawrence hospital.  He was pronounced dead on arrival there.

The boy was a regular attendant of Sunday school at Westminster Presbyterian church and holder of a perfect Sunday school attendance award.  Because of his interest in the Sunday school, Dr. and Mrs. Kalmbach suggested contributions to the church in his memory.

Besides the parents, he is survived by two sisters, Jean and Mary Jo; a brother, Roland, Jr.; and the grandmothers, Mrs. John Kalmbach of Chelsea and Mrs. Ernest Hoke of Lansing.

Private funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gorsline-Runciman funeral home.  Rev. C. M. Mullenburg of Westminster Presbyterian church will officiate.  Burial will be in Deepdale cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Robert Campbell, Ray L. Abbot, Weston Knaup and Ronald Brodberg.

Connie and Roland were divorced in the early 1960's.

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Wednesday June 26, 1963


The Federated Polish Hall was the scene of a post-nuptial reception held in honor of newlywed Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick Moore, who exchanged vows recently in Howard City.  Mrs. Moore is the former Connie Hoke Kalmbach.

Hosting the party were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Mayes and Mrs. and Mrs. J. Warden Goodwin.

Forming the centerpiece on the buffet table covered with a white satin cloth were pink candles in copper candelabra flanking a copper compote filled with pink peonies and flowering plum  Assisting in serving were Mrs. C. D. Dawe and Mrs. M. R. Robbins.

Highlight of the evening was dancing to the music of Louis McKenna and his orchestra.

Guests attending were:...............

Mr. and Mrs. Moore are spending their summer months building a new home at Lake Victoria near Laingsburg. 

Dr. Roland Kalmbach married number 4 wife, 28 November 1963, Myra Moulder.  Roland, born  19 October 1894, died 9 March 1990.  Roland and son, Carl, were interred Deepdale Cemetery, Eaton County, Michigan.

Connie died 9 September 1991 Marion County, Florida.  William Fredrick Moore, born 31 January 1921 Farwell, Clare County, Michigan, died 23 November 1996 Polk County, Florida.

Click here to see Constance Alice "Connie"'s last Profile entry.