Calvin Bovin

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died July 3, 2024
Calvin Joseph Bovin, age 81, of Gladstone passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.
Cal was born December 15, 1942 in Escanaba, the son of Carl and Ruth (Hillman) Bovin. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from the Gladstone High School. He was united in marriage to Terry Maki on June 19, 1965 at All Saints Catholic Church. He managed the Action Paper in Escanaba, volunteered at the Gladstone Senior Center and enjoyed going to the casino and golfing with his son-in-law, Donald and good friends, Pat and Bob at the Irish Oaks and Namha Golf Courses.
Cal is survived by his son Mark and Misty Bovin of Gladstone; daughters, Tina (Donald) Dillabough of Gladstone and Tara (Patrick) Johnson of Escanaba; grandchildren, Sara (Tyler) Albrecht, Robert (Amanda) Ganzel, Sabrina (Stephen) Ganzel, Kayla Ganzel and Brandon Demeuse, great grandchildren, Seth, Emily, Bella, Brayden, Jaxson, Mason and Atlas; siblings, Carl (Jeanette) Bovin, John Bovin, Ruthie (Bob) Anderson, Scott Bovin, Warren (Novalene) Bovin and Elaine Bovin and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Terry Bovin, his parents, Carl and Ruth Bovin, a brother, Francis Bovin and a sister, Dorothy Bovin.
In accordance with his wishes, the family will have private graveside services at the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
The family would like to thank the nurses from UP Health System Hospice and OSF St. Francis Hospital and Amanda Houlton for their care and compassion while taking care of Calvin.

4 Tributes for “Calvin Bovin

    I was so sad to hear the news that Cal passed away. I worked about 15 years with Cal at the UP Action and when retired I took his place. Cal was a great co-worker, boss and friend. He was a good man and will sadly be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with Cal’s family.

    I’m saddened to hear of Cal’s passing. He was such a good, kind, sweet man. I worked with him for many years in the newspapers. The Action and Daily press. He was loved and respected by many. He was also a friend of my family being Gladstone born/ raised. I consider myself blessed to have known him and send all of his family and loved ones my deep sympathy and prayers for peace in their hearts filled with his memory.

    To the Bovin family,

    Wishing you comfort, peace and hope at this time of sadness and gigantic loss.
    Cal was one of a kind. Working for him was so easy. We worked as competitor’s when I started my career at the Daily Press and 11 years later my boss.
    His support, humility and mentorship was invaluable to me. He helped all his staff navigate life whether we were dealing with tough times and the wonderful triumphs. His dry sense of humor cracked us all up and he also could get feisty . He was sensitive and in tune with our needs. I’ve been a very fortunate woman who has been blessed with great bosses………..he was one of them. He then passed the torch to Terrie Belongie!! She learned from Cal our Pal and so much more.
    I’ll always have the greatest memories of him. He’s not and never will be soon forgotten. Love and sincere thoughts to all of you.

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