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Calvin Leroy Inman, son of Harry and Lillie Inman, was born May 1, 1921, in Thurman, Iowa, and passed away September 27, 1991 at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Ks., at the age of 70. He moved with his family to Clearmont, Mo. when he was 9 years old where he grew to manhood and graduated from high school in 1938. On May 29, 1945, he was married to Alice Louise Baldwin. To this union was born two sons, Thomas Leroy of Los Angeles, Ca. and John Calvin of Upland, Ca.; and one daughter, Susan Joyce of Carlsbad, Ca. He entered the Marine Corps in December of 1941 and served in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II. He fought in many campaigns, with the Carlson Raiders and with the 5th Marines. He received the Bronze Star for heroic achievement on Iwo Jima in February 1945. After the war, he joined the Marine Reserves and retired from the military in 1966. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association. Following the war he moved to California where he worked in machine shops. In 1968 he established Inman Engineering in Los Angeles, his own precision machine shop. He operated his own business until he retired in 1985. He was an active worker with the Boy Scouts of America in California for over 25 years and was a member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited. He attended the First Christian Church in Santa Monica, Ca., and in Clinton. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Clinton. He enjoyed gardening and shared his produce with friends and relatives. He loved hunting and fishing and will long be remembered by his family and friends, who will always have fond memories of their good times together. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Louise; son Tom, and wife, Pat; daughter, Sue, and husband, Bruce Byers; son, John, and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, John, James, Catherine, Jeffrey, Jennifer, and Calvin Byron Inman; Stephen and Marilynn Byers; two brothers, Albert of Clinton, and Carl of Deepwater; one brother-in-law, five sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Hopkins, Mo.; burial in the Clearmont (Mo.) Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Consalus Chapel; Clinton. The family suggests contributions to the U.S. Marine Raider Memorial Fund.