Michael Eugene “Mike” Calfee, 67, of Elmo, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, as a result of an accident near Elmo, MO.
Mike was born on September 22, 1950 in Elmo, to Everett Wendell “Pete” Calfee and Mary “Margaret” Mahoney Calfee, he had lived most all his life in Nodaway County.
Mike graduated from West Nodaway High School in 1969. He later attended heavy equipment school in Montana. For the past 26 years he was an equipment operator with Lincoln Township, MO. He had formerly worked many years at Exide, Forrest City, MO.
He proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a Combat Engineer in Vietnam, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries suffered there.
Mike was of the Catholic faith, and was a member and attended the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Burlington Junction, MO. He was also a member and past commander of the Bradley-Carver American Legion Post 492, Elmo, MO. He had helped with many veteran celebrations at local cemeteries throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Teresa Calfee; his brother in law, Paul Leeper; and his sister in law, Allison “Poppy” Calfee.
Mike was a kind, caring, patient and gentle man, who loved his family very much.
His survivors include his children, Jeremy (Megan) Calfee, Maryville, MO, Jill Calfee, Maryville, and his step daughter, Jennifer Wray, Pickering, MO; his siblings, Coleen Leeper, Goldsboro, NC, John Calfee, Hopkins, MO, and Jim (Sheila) Calfee, Elmo, MO; 12 grandchildren, Kendrick Calfee, Jessica Mires, Peyton Calfee, James Mires, Alex Calfee, Natalie Calfee, Jillian Calfee, Kim Wray, Jamie Wray, Andrew Wray, Jackie Wray, and Casey Wray; nieces and nephews, Alicia Leeper, Kendall Calfee, Alan Calfee, Kristina Calfee, Luke (Sam) Ramsay, Ali ReaAnn (Kiel Brittain) Ramsay; great nieces and nephews, Madysin, Lane, and Jaxston Ramsay, and Abygail Brittain.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Burlington Junction, MO. The burial with full military honors will follow the Mass in the Lamar Cemetery, Elmo, MO.
The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 PM, Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. The parish prayer service will follow at 6:00 PM, Sunday.
Memorials are can be directed to the family to help with final expenses, or to the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, or to the Bradley-Carver American Legion Post 492.
For online condolences and guest book, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com
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