Calvin L. Ford, 80, formerly of area
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:56 AM
Calvin "Cal" Ford, 80, of Port Washington, Wis., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
He was born April 17, 1932, in Creston, Iowa, son of the late Cecil and Ruby Rice Ford. He was a 1950 graduate of Wykoff High School. Following graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in Korea.
On Sept. 22, 1956, he married Muriel Sikkink in Spring Valley. The couple lived in Milwaukee for seven years before moving to Port Washington in 1963. Mr. Ford was employed by the Wisconsin Electric Power Company at the Port Washington Power Plant, retiring in 1995 after 30 years.
He was a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, past master and member of Ozaukee Lodge #17 F & AM, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 147, Tripoli Shrine and the Shriner's Animal unit as the Pink Panther, Royal Arch Masons, the Sheboygan Commandery #32, Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82, Past Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5373, Port Washington Senior Center and Green Felt Club. He was an avid golfer, Packer and Brewer fan, and enjoyed sheeps' head and cribbage. He served for many years as the secretary of the Port Washington Cemetery Association.
Survivors include his wife Muriel; five daughters, Teresa Gosewehr of Madison, Wis., Debra Ford of Grafton, Wis., Lori (Gary) Lanser of Marietta, Ga., Patti (Dale) Rismeyer of Grafton and Stacy (Scott) Zwicker of Port Washington; 12 grandchildren, Gregory, Stephanie (Justin) Urban, Matthew Gosewehr, Cody, Alexis, Jordan, and Seth Lanser, Kyle and Erika Rismeyer, McKenna, Madison and Mallory Zwicker; one sister, Beverly Mauer of Aurora, Minn., and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bill, and an infant sister, Betty.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 21, at Ozaukee Lodge #17, Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or Port Washington Senior Center are appreciated.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington assisted the family with arrangements.