Kenneth (Peanut) McCaleb
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 7, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Dos Palos, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 10, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Fresno, California, United States
Let the memory of Kenneth be with us forever

Kenneth McCaleb, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother and friend passed away peacefully to join our Lord and Savior on September 10, 2015.      
Ken was born July 7, 1940 to J.V. and Agatha McCaleb.  He attended Madera High School where he was the school mascot 'Yote the Coyote.'  He graduated in 1958 and has maintained lifelong friendships with many of his high school friends.  Ken served in the Navy on the USS Hancock aircraft carrier.   He enjoyed his career with Farmers Insurance as an agent in Clovis, CA and then later worked with the same company in Bakersfield, CA as a District Manager.   Ken and his wife became motorcycle enthusiasts while living in Bakersfield and traveled to many places on their Harleys.   Ken was always known as a guy with a great sense of humor and made friends everywhere he went.

 Ken is survived by his three children,  Patrick McCaleb and wife Meredith of Coarsegold, CA, daughter Kellie Bilow and  husband Todd of Ticonderoga, NY, son Benjamin McCaleb and wife Shelia of Buttonwillow, CA,  seven grandchildren and one great grandson, his 95 year old mother Agatha Daniels, his brother Ted McCaleb and wife Judy of Coarsegold, CA,  sister Patsy Gaynor Adolphson and husband Stan of Fresno, CA,  sister in law Shirley Jensen and husband William of Clovis, CA, brother in law Jerry Britton of Medford, Oregon, many cousins, nephews and nieces.  Ken was preceded in death by his wife Donna of 53 years on May 26, 2015 and his father J.V.  McCaleb.

On behalf of the family,  we wish to thank California Veterans Home of Fresno and St. Agnes Hospice for their care and compassion during this difficult time.  A graveside service will be held at the Clovis Cemetery on Thursday September 17, 2015 at 9:00am.  There will be a reception immediately following at the Adolphson home - 7386 N. Benedict Ave.  Fresno, Ca 93711.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Ken McCaleb to St. Agnes Hospice -  https://www.samc.com/donate.  



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Heather Rangel on 14th September 2015

"My deepest sympathy to the McCaleb family.  Please take care of yourselves and know your parents are forever in my thoughts!"

This tribute was added by Fred & Debbie Marmor on 14th September 2015

"We lived next door to the McCaleb's in Clovis and what an adventure it was!  Ken and Donna treated us like their family and included us in many functions.  We were young and away from our family and could not have asked for nicer neighbors.  We adore their children and they treated our children like their own.  Our deepest sympathy for you Patrick, Kellie and Benjamin.  We love you all!"

This tribute was added by Linda Jantzen on 13th September 2015

"We are going to miss Mr Social. Always getting a party together.  We had so much fun, and shared sad times too.  Larry and I are certain he is spending eternity with our heavenly Father.
Our condolences to Peanuts family as you adjust to life with dad and grandpa, brother...God bless you all and give you peace.  Larry and Linda Jantzen."

This tribute was added by Patsy Golden on 13th September 2015

"We met Ken and Donna when Kellie moved to Kirksville, Missouri and we became friends and she lived in the upstairs apartment of our house. When Ken and Donna came to visit you knew you were in for a lot of fun and laughter! They loved life and people! They especially loved their children and grandchildren! They would never miss out on an opportunity to talk about their family and how proud they were of them! When Kellie got married Ken beamed with  pride and joy because he was so happy that the Lord was taking care of and blessing his family! Now he is with the Lord for eternity waiting and routing for not just his family but all his friends and loved ones to come to the Lord and to one day join him for eternity in heaven. May time Lord bless you and comfort you in this this time of grieving!
Our thought and prayers are with you! Steve & Patsy Golden"

This tribute was added by George/Linda Jones on 13th September 2015

"Our deepest sympathy to the McCaleb Family.  George and I will miss Peanut and his sense of humor not to mention his friendship.  We feel he is now with Donna and is happy in his "new" life."

This tribute was added by Tim Matthews on 13th September 2015

"I have known Ken and his family for many years. He was a fantastic man who I had much respect for. My girl's called him  Grandpa. I will miss him greatly. He  is no longer in pain and he can now resting peace. God bless to all the family!  Tim Matthews Family."

This tribute was added by Lawrence Pavey on 12th September 2015

"I would like to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to the McCaleb family. May you have comfort in all your memories over the years I'm sure you have a lot of memories as I do from a long time ago back in the days of good old Madera High School yes the Coyote. I remember he was so much fun to be around and I'm sure that never changed.
May God comfort the McCaleb family ... .

A long time ago school  friend.
Lawrence & JoAnn Pavey"

This tribute was added by Mary Cross on 12th September 2015

"Butch and I are very sorry for your loss it has to be hard on the family our prayers are with you Benny your Dad was and is a great man who is with God"

This tribute was added by Carol Shields on 12th September 2015

"My Deepest Sympathy to The Mc Caleb  Family..I am So Grateful  I got the to Know your Father ..He will be Deeply Missed but never Forgotten. Love and Hugs to the Family  ..Love Carol Shields"

This tribute was added by Cam Murphy-Brown on 12th September 2015

"My condolences to each of you.  May each of you be comforted by the Lord (Psalm 147:3) and the eternal hope we have in Jesus.  
Kellie-After reading this, I think you get your sense of humor and ability to make friends from your dad."

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