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Alumni Obituary – John H. Cammin Sr.

John Cammin SrAfter a brief debate with Saint Peter, John Cammin Sr. (CS’64) gained his place in Heaven with his Savior on Saturday, October 29, 2022. John was born November 15, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan, and was the first son born to Howard and Beulah (Rider) Cammin. We always knew when opening day was, because many years he was in the woods hunting on his birthday. John married Myrna Edsall at the Bay City Free Methodist Church on January 16, 1960. They were blessed with two children, Jane Marie and John Jr. John retired from Saginaw Township Community Schools after 30 years of service in counseling at White Pine Middle School and as the Vocational Coordinator at MacArthur and Eisenhower High Schools. He and Myrna also spent two years teaching English in Tianjin, China. They are former members of the McPherson First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Saginaw, Michigan, and a fifty year member of the Rotary Club. He was a former member of the McPherson Rotary Club.

Surviving besides his loving, faithful wife of 62 years, Myrna, are his daughter, Jane Janssen, Kansas City, Missouri; his son, John and Rita Cammin Jr., Saginaw; one grandson, Blane and Stephanie Janssen, McPherson, Kansas, former son-in-law, Bill Janssen, McPherson, Kansas; his siblings, Ruth McMullen, Wisconsin; Lois Renshaw, Harrietta, Michigan; Mary White, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Dr. William and Joann Cammin, Saginaw; Donna Ross, Traverse City; a sister-in-law, Jan Crosby, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his siblings, James Cammin, Fern Blackburn, and David Cammin.

The Funeral Service took place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Honoring John’s wishes cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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