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Calvan H. Grambusch

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Calvan H. Grambusch Calvan H. Grambusch was born on November 22, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away in Visalia, California on April 20, 2013. He grew up in Wayne, Michigan, and enlisted in the Merchant Marine after finishing school. Cal loved sailing the seas and all the adventures he encountered during this enlistment. He survived the WWII years, and returned home to marry his sweetheart, Claire. Cal fell in love with California during periods when he was stationed there, so he and his bride decided to make California their home. Neither of them ever regretted leaving the cold for a sunshiny home in Southern California. They also resided in Sacramento and Carmel before building their current home in Tulare nine years ago. A fishing trip was a piece of heaven on earth for Cal, and he did a lot of it. He survived a plane crash in Canada while en route to Alaska to fish. He has fished rivers, lakes, streams, and the ocean. He was always happy on the water - and he did catch his share of fish, large and small. Cal loved being surrounded by people, and he loved to talk. He had a lot of funny stories to tell - he had led an interesting life - from his boyhood visits to work on his uncles' farm in Illinois (Hard work, but he loved it and looked forward to his summers there) - to just visiting with friends. Cal also loved gardening - especially his tomatoes and peppers. He squeezed the lemons from his tree to make frozen lemon cubes for his iced tea. Cal also enjoyed cooking in his later years - and wasn't above experimenting with recipes, convinced that he could improve them. He even dried chili peppers in the kitchen warming oven. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took great pleasure in singing in the choir. When he was no longer able to stand, a chair was provided, and he continued to participate in the singing he loved. He and Claire did a great deal of traveling during their years of retirement. They enjoyed cruises, tours, and just exploring wherever they happened to be. Claire passed away late last year, and he had missed her terribly. Cal has once again joined the love of his life. He leaves behind a son, George, and many devoted friends. He will be greatly missed by all. At his request, there will be no service.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on May 4, 2013
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