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Jon Kalusha

July 16, 1944 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 77)


Jon Joseph Kalusha, age 77, of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Services for Jon will be held Friday, June 17, 2022, at 2:00PM at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore, Oklahoma with Bill Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

Jon was born on July 16, 1944, to Frank and Elizabeth Kalusha in Arma, Kansas. He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1962. After high school he joined the United States Army. He served in the Army and National Guard from 1963 to 1970. He married Gladys Cooprider in 1966, and together they had son, Ron Kalusha. Jon and Gladys parted ways in 1989. Jon had a passion for his career in the coal mining industry and was on the maintenance team for Big Brutus. He later met his wife Lois Kalusha while working at the Centrilift cable plant. They were married in 1996 and were married for over 20 years.

Jon loved fishing, especially bass fishing and was known to frequent Claremore, Oologah and Spavinaw Lakes. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and landscaping his property.

Jon is survived by his wife, Lois Kalusha of Claremore, OK; son Ron Kalusha and wife Melissa of Broken Arrow, OK; brothers Jan Kalusha and wife Nina of Kansas, and Kevin Kalusha and wife Kieu of Texas.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Elizabeth Kalusha.

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Celebration of Life
June 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

June 17, 2022

3:30 PM
Oakhaven Memorial Gardens (Duplicate)
801 S. Normal
Claremore, OK 74017

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