Age 85, of Holt, MI, passed away August 19, 2014, surrounded by his children.  He was born March 11, 1929, in Lansing.  Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and worked at Oldsmobile/General Motors Service Parts Operation, retiring in 1987.  He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, the annual trip to the Newberry Open with friends, but most important was his time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Bill was a member of the Houghton Lake Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Jacqueline; son, Mark; sister, Patricia Wilkins; and his mother, Hazel Finch.  Surviving are:  son, William “Mike” (Jane) Calhoun; daughters, Christine (Calhoun) Vaydik and Ann “Angie” Calhoun (Amy Crittenden); 5 grandchildren, Aaron, James, Jacqueline, Chad, Joy Elizabeth; 10 great-grandchildren; and many, very dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.  A graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, in Salt River Cemetery in Shepherd, MI.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of William L. Calhoun.

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5 Messages to “William L. “Bill” Calhoun”

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    PAT & HANK POSTHUMA Says:

    We were next door neighbors with Bill at Perdido Sun. He was always happy & plesant to be around. I never saw him angry and he always had a smile & a good word for everyone. Hank will miss playing golf with Bill and playing cards with him. Your family will be in our prayers
    God bless you

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    Ed & Judy Radtke Says:

    We are snowbirds, also from Michigan, who know Bill from the Perdido Sun. Ed enjoyed Bill’s company especially on card evenings. Bill was always a gentleman and nice to be around. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. Ed and Judy

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    Bob & Vera Knapp Says:

    Bill was a great snowbird friend. We enjoyed playing golf with him and he was a true gentleman. Bob will miss having someone to talk with and having a drink once in a while.

    May he rest in peace and keep on smiling among the angels.

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    Ross & Leona Hall Says:

    We have known Bill for many years at Perdido Sun
    He was such a nice sweet man.
    He will be sadly missed by all of us
    Ross enjoyed his many years of card games with Bill
    Our prayers are with his family
    Ross & Leona

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    Rose Says:

    I work at Perdido Sun in Perdido Key Florida behind the desk. The small amount of time that i was able to spend with Bill, i knew he was a good man. He was very kind to me and i loved his smile. He will be missed here at the Sun. I will always remember him. Life is short and we don’t know when God will call us. It’s so wonderful to know that we will all see him again.

    My Prayers be with you all
    Rose

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