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Virgil Chawlcraft

June 2, 1921 - June 1, 2020
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Virgil Ernest Chawlcraft was born June 2, 1921 to Ernest and Grace Chawlcraft in Jackson, Michigan. Virgil passed away peacefully in Holland, Michigan on June 1, 2020 just 1 day before his 99th birthday.

Virgil attended Jackson High School where he graduated in 1941 with honors. His yearbook said "He filled the air with music" He worked for many years as a precision piano tuner and was very good at his job.

He lived in previous years in Reed City and Grand Haven before moving to Holland where he enjoyed living life to the fullest with his love Dixie until her passing in 2018.

Virgil loved music, he played in a country western band in his younger years and loved to tell the stories of his many adventures with the band.

Virgil is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roberta (Nelson) Chawlcraft and his longtime partner in life Dixie Lewis.

He is survived by his 4 sister-in-laws: Nancy Hubley, Sharon Kamen, Linda (Jerry) Drake, and Sandy (Richard) Holton.

Cremation has taken place with a private service and burial to be held at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson Michigan. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Downtown Chapel.