Caleb “Pete” Whims

EAGLE HARBOR – Caleb “Pete” Whims, 73, of Eagle Harbor, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at his home.

He was born on September 2, 1939, in Detroit, a son of Howard & Helen (Benner) Whims. He graduated from Birmingham High School, class of 1959.

Caleb married Carol LaMotte on January 9, 2000, in the Virgin Islands.

He lived an adventurous life, living in many places including the Caribbean. Most recently he resided in St. Augustine, Fla., and Eagle Harbor.

Preceding him in death was his brother Mark Whims.

He is survived by: his wife Carol; three sons, Caleb Whims of Colorado, Jessie Whims of California and Ronnie Whims of North Carolina; his stepchildren, Kelly Hollis of Pennsylvania, Sean O’Neill of Louisiana, Danny O’Neill of Louisiana, Jeff Kowalewski of West Bloomfield, Mich., Sandra Super of West Bloomfield, Mich., Elizabeth Richardson of Florida, and Steven Kowalewski of Brighton, Mich.; numerous grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Whims of Royal Oak, Mich., and Chris Whims of Muskegon, Mich.; one sister, Carrie Whims of Redford, Mich.; sister-in-law Jane Whims of West Bloomfield, Mich.; friend and previous wife, Jean Whims of North Carolina.

Private burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Eagle Harbor at a later date.

The Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be given to the Eagle Harbor Fire Dept.