Obit: Kalmon, Claire Charles (1931 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Egle, Fischer, Harmeyer, Heindl, Kalmon, Kalmon-Mabie, Ried, Stefancin, Van Der Molen, Zenner, Zagorski

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/16/2015

Kalmon, Claire Charles (16 JAN 1931 - 10 APR 2015)

Claire Charles Kalmon, 84, Medford, died on Friday, April 10 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, where he had been a resident since 2007. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Joseph and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating.

Interment was at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Pallbearers were Robert Kalmon, James Kalmon, Donald Kalmon, Kenneth Kalmon and David Kalmon.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

Claire Kalmon was born on Jan. 16, 1931 in Medford to the late Andrew Joseph and Alma Ann (Peissig) Kalmon. He completed the tenth grade at Medford High School.

On June 28, 1958 in Chicago, Ill., he married Carol Ann Van Der Molen, who preceded him in death on June 11, 2003. Claire served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran. He then went on to work construction for a short period of time before returning to Medford. He then worked at Hurd Window Company as a factory laborer and retired on Jan. 1, 2001 after 39 years.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Claire enjoyed being outside and had many hobbies. He had a hobby farm with a couple cows and pigs. He loved to go ice fishing in the winter, especially at Miller Dam. He enjoyed playing different games whether it was throwing horseshoes or playing card games such at sheepshead. He always liked to go outside and cut firewood, garden and watch birds. He also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune.

Claire is survived by five children, Robert (Donna) Kalmon of Medford, Kenneth (Dot) Kalmon of Hatley, James Kalmon and Donald (Donna) Kalmon, both of Medford, and Cindy (Pat) Harmeyer of Saukville; six siblings, Geraldine (Melvin) Zenner of Medford, Joyce (Jerry) Egle of Sussex, Ann Fischer of New Berlin, Ronald Kalmon of Pewaukee, Nancy (Stash) Zagorski of Sussex and Ruth Heindl of Saukville; three grandchildren, Crystal, Mindy and Mandi; and three great-grandchildren, Destiny, Andrew and Rhiannan.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jenny Kalmon; great-grandchildren, Chase Ried and Isabelle Kalmon-Mabie; an infant sister, Mary Kalmon; and brothers-in-law, Don Fischer and Dave Heindl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Claire may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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