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Paul Kenneth Cleland


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Paul Kenneth Cleland Obituary
Paul Kenneth Cleland, 84, of Reading, passed away, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Maple Lawn in Coldwater.

A private graveside service will be held later.

Paul was born in Fulton to James and Hazel Cleland on July 13, 1929. He married Virginia Ann Patterson on Aug. 13, 1949. He retired from Hillsdale County Road Commission after 37 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Dynamometer Association. In 2009, he was honored and inducted into the Horsepuller's Hall of Fame.

Paul enjoyed pulling and working his horses. He enjoyed watching local students participate in various sports. He loved his family and went from pulling horses to pulling his great-granddaughters in their wagon, something they all loved.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Miriam; and wife, Virginia Ann.

Paul is survived by his sons, James and Kenneth (Cathy) Cleland; brother, Stanley (Betty) Cleland; grandchildren, Torrie (Brendan) Sanger, Katie (Derek) Garcia, and Taylor Cleland; and great-grandchildren, Kenni and Hatti Garcia and Rowan Sanger.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Mar. 3, 2014
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