Harold John Calhoun

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Harold John Calhoun of Clinton died Monday, August 18 in the presence of his family in the same room he was born in almost 96 years ago.

He was born October 13, 1918 the son of John Charles Calhoun and Millie Soffina Terry who preceded him in death. He married Maxine Patricia Follis on September 27, 1941 who preceded him in death on December 25, 2001, as well as his infant sister Ruth.

His ancestors settled near Clinton in 1824 coming from New York with the westward migration after the Erie Canal opened. He was a lifelong farmer and well respected in the community. He was known for his sense of humor and as a man always willing to help his neighbors and his church. Over the years he served as Township Supervisor, as a member of the Lenawee County Fair Board and numerous other State and National Boards relative to his farming operation.

He is survived by son, Terry John (Ruth) Calhoun of Tecumseh, two daughters, Patricia Zuidema of Adrian, and Pamela Kirby and her partner Otie Ingraham of Augusta, Mich. Four grandchildren, Ashley Calhoun, John (Shelly) Seay, David Seay, Kimberly (Kirk) Vernier and step grandchild Amanda Kirkendal, six great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and one great, great grandson, cousin Betty Terry (Ted) Tedder, and three nephews Ron, Bob and Jim Tallman.

Burial has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Lambert Pavilion at Tate Park from 12 to 4 p.m. In the event of rain, it will be held at the Clinton United Church of Christ. Please, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be sent to the Lenawee County Humane Society.

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