Calvin R. Garms

Calvin R. Garms, 58, of Onaway, died at home, unexpectedly Sunday evening, August 28, 2016. The son of Fredrick and Gloria (Vought) Garms, Cal was born in Onaway on March 5, 1958. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.


Surviving Cal are his four sons, Bobby (Amber) Garms of Cheboygan, Ray (Nicole) Stiles, Tom (Kait) Garms and  Tim (Marcy) Garms, all of Onaway; the grandchildren he adored, Hunter, Dayton, Jerzie, Aleigha, Damon, Jazmyne, Bronsyn, Krystal, Alex and the twins, Indie and Ivie due to be born any day now. Cal also leaves his brothers, Howard (Cathy) Garms of Alanson, Fred Garms of Onaway and George (Mary) Garms of Rogers City; sisters, Tyra (Dan) Polinchi of Wellston and Bev LeCureux (Bill Peterman) of Onaway; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Cal was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Trudy Horner.

Cal’s family received friends Wednesday, August 31, from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Chagnon Funeral Home. Frank Sheer, Jr., a good friend of the family, officiated. Cal’s final resting place will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Onaway. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation to Cal’s family to help with expenses.  Condolences may be shared online at