The Obit For Cal Howe

Calvin Howe

Published in the Grand Rapids Press on 5/7/2008.

Calvin Howe, aged 83, passed Monday, May 5, 2008. Born into a family of 15, he was preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie; daughter, Cathy and Dan Moomey; son, Tom Howe and fiancé, Heather DeBack; step-family, Dan Moomey Jr., Mary and Bart Stockreef, Dawn and Kevin Kline and their families; sisters, Mary McKinley of Southfield, MI, Joann (Ron) DeBruine of San Antonio, TX, Lynette (Fred) Flowers of Chicago, IL, brother John (Shirley) Howe of Clinton, IA; and sister-in-law, Esther Howe of W. Columbia, SC; many nieces and nephews.

Calvin served in WWII in Patton's 3rd Infantry and was present at the Nuremberg trials.

He was a professional baseball player for 14 years, spending 34 proud days with the Cubs.

He retired from the G.R. Public Schools as caretaker for Houseman Field.

The family wishes to thank the G.R. Home for Veterans and Spectrum Hospice for their care. The family will receive visitors Thursday, May 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 at Memorial Alternatives, 2432 Fuller N.E. The funeral is Friday, May 9th at 1:00 at the G.R. Home for Veterans Chapel, family greeting visitors one hour before.

Memorial Alternatives 2432 Fuller NE 363-3700