Born: July 8, 1925 - Passed: June 11, 2014 - Age 88
Served in U. S. Marine Corps WWII
Cal grew up in South Haven, MI., and went to school there.
He joined the Marine Corps in October 1943. (age 18)
A member of the 28th Regiment 5th Marine Division
Cal was a part of the first wave to land on Iwo Jima in February 1945.
He was wounded in action there in March, for which he received the
Cal was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in June of 1946,
Cal married Joan (Skroder) in July 1947. Together they had five children.
In 1962, he started a woodworking business in Sherwood, MI and it is still operating today.
In 1972, Cal opened a furniture store and antique business in the old Lamb Knit building located in Colon, MI.,
which he operated until his retirement in the late 1980s.
After the death of his first wife, Cal married Norma Thornton in 1973.
They worked together making the business grow, which proved to be an interesting town attraction visited by many.
He was a member of the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River, Fla.,
DAV, VFW and American Legion in Inverness, Fla.,
a former member of Colon (MI) American Legion Post #454,
a member of the Military Order of the Purple Hearts Association in Florida,
the Corvette Association and Antique Car Association, both in Florida.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Shoop; and an infant sister.
Survived by: his loving wife, Shiara Shoop, of Hernando, Fla.;
five children, Martha Shoop of Zeeland,
Kathleen (Chuck) Frisbie of Constantine,
William (Julie) Shoop of Coldwater,
Daniel (Ann) Shoop of Novi
Mike Shoop of Albuquerque, N.M.;
stepchildren David (Mary) Thornton
Joe Thornton, Wendy (Greg) Evans and Mark (Deb) Thornton,
Rick Dorell, Pat Miller and Dean Dorell;
several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.;
and a sister, Marilyn Wenzel of South Haven.
The family received relatives and friends from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon, MI.
A celebration of life service will then take place at 2 p.m., with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating.
Burial of ashes will follow at Lakeside Cemetery with military honors conferred by Colon (MI) American Legion, assisted by the U.S. Marines Honor Guard.
If desired, the family suggests memorials be made in memory of Cal to the Disabled American Veterans Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.