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.