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Calvin E. Moran

Calvin passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Borgess Place in Kalamazoo.

He was born January 15, 1924 in Plainwell, the son of Alonzo and Hazel (New) Moran. Calvin started working at an early age in the muck fields and worked for almost 50 years at Plainwell Paper until his retirement in 1985. In his free time Calvin enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting and fishing. On September 26, 1946 in Otsego he married Doris Holmes who passed away in 2007.

Surviving are his brother, David Moran, sisters-in-law, Joan Moran, Nancy Moran and Karen Darner along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and siblings, Alonzo, Margaret, Carol, Elton, Oscar, Phyllis, Leo, William and John.

Friends may visit with Calvin’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Calvin may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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Sally A Kenyon -Laws

February 13, 2022 at 3:50 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayer & hugs to the family from neighbor


Kathi Fuss

February 13, 2022 at 7:17 pm

Calvin spent a lot of time on our front visiting with my late husband, Larry! Calvin was such a good guy and I have missed seeing him the past 5 years! He is probably swapping stories with Larry again


Carl and Judy Petersen

February 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm

Sorry for your lost, its so sad to hear of a friend of Plainwell passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.


Cleon Grinage

February 14, 2022 at 8:00 am

Thoughts and prayers for the family.


Christine Quigley

February 14, 2022 at 9:15 am

Prayers for your family. He was a good man and will be remembered fondly.


Lauri Connor

February 14, 2022 at 9:16 am

Uncle Calvin was a sweetheart, I will miss him so much. He was famous for his (YIP) as a response to most conversations. I will miss that and his contagious smile. He was a great guy with a great heart. Love You Uncle Calvin RIP


Cynthia Tompkins

February 16, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Uncle Calvin you was a great uncle and an amazing person. I’m am so happy I got to be in your life. You will be missed dearly. Tell Dad when you meet again I said hi. Love you uncle Calvin.


William Layton

March 4, 2022 at 10:42 am

Please accept my condolences. Bill Layton (my father Parl Layton worked with Cal at the paper mill)


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