Jack Virtue shook the earth (literally - with a 4.9 earthquake) when he passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Jack was born on December 10, 1945 in Battle Creek, Iowa to John and Bernice Virtue. Being one of 12 children, Jack quickly became one of a kind - and then some - with his mischievous personality. He might have been known to raise a little hell here and there, too.
Iowa farming was in his blood from an early age, but plans quickly changed as he was ran out of four counties (again - literally!), on his way to California in 1965. Many odd jobs led him back to his farming roots, starting his legendary calf business in 1971, then moving to Galt in 1973 and beginning a dairy in 1976.
Becoming the “Calf Man”, his calf route stretched far and wide, from Tulare to Orland, creating lasting friendships and memories with everyone he shook a hand with. He will be greatly missed by all.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry and Jim, sisters Sheral, Patty and Lori, and daughter-in-laws Kyla and Kristen. He is survived by Sue Virtue, children Brett, Shannon, Joey and honorary daughter Kelley; grandchildren Jodie, Brian, Sierra, Hannah, Bailey, Mason and Harrison; great-grandchildren Jonni-Rhae and Amelia; siblings Shirley, Sandy, Steve, Randy, Tom and Kent; in-laws Sara, Phil, Mike, Kim, Anna, Tina, Tammy and Ronda, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorial services will be handled by Ben Salas Funeral Home - dates and details can be found at www.bensalasfuneralhome.net. Welp, that's all folks.