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Clifford Stuart Fanning, 80, passed away in Kalkaska, Mich. on July 7, 2013. He was born in Detroit to the late Herbert D. and Eleanor Leone (Sapp) Fanning on July 6, 1933. The family moved to Mt. Clemens, in 1942 and there he spent most of his childhood. Clifford attended Mt. Clemens High School until 1951 and then joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On July 10, 1954 he married his childhood sweetheart, Judith Jefferies, and in the same month joined the Mt. Clemens Fire Department and retired as a Captain in 1979. During those years, Clifford served as President and Negotiator for the I.A.F.F. Local 838 for 17 years. He was a life-member of the Mt. Clemens Lodge #6 F & A M. In 1979, Clifford and Judi moved to Kalkaska, were he was active in township government. He was a member of VFW Post 8684, the Eagles Aerie #4496, and the Kalkaska United Methodist Church. Clifford and Judi had three children. Clifford is survived by his wife, Judi; daughters, Nancy (Ted) Petri and Laurel (Brian) Crawford; daughter-in-law, Jill Fanning; eight grandchildren; six great-grandsons; sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Gene McKinney; sister-in-law, Wilma Fanning; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Anthony and Janet Hudock. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Michael Fanning; grandson, Christian Schoen; sister, Suzanne Caderette; and brothers, Herbert and John. Service information may be found at www.wolfeoneill.com where you may also leave your online condolences. Arrangements by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Published in The Macomb Daily on July 10, 2013
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