Bobby Calvelage
Bobby Calvelage

Feb. 15, 1937

Nov. 28, 2017

FORT JENNINGS — Robert L. “Bobby” Calvelage, 80, of Fort Jennings, passed away on Tuesday at The Meadows of Kalida.

He was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Allen County to Gerard “Dutch” and Gertrude (Krebs) Calvelage, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty” L. Warnecke on Oct. 6, 1962. She survives in Fort Jennings.

He is also survived by one daughter, Nancy Haunhorst of Delphos; five sons, Rick (Jackie) Calvelage of Middle Point, Bill (Deb) Calvelage of Fort Jennings, Alan (Elaine) Calvelage of Cloverdale, Rex (Beth) Calvelage of Delphos and Brad (Sue) Calvelage of Fort Jennings; brother, Fred Calvelage of Delphos; three sisters, Irma Meyer, Norma Von Sossan and Carol Ricker of Fort Jennings; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death two sisters, Evelyn Miehls and Judy Miehls; and two brothers, Ronald Calvelage and Gary Calvelage.

Bobby was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, a member of the Eagles, life member of the VFW, a retired member of the Fort Jennings Firemen’s and was a Scoutmaster. He was owner and operator of Calvelage Vault and Excavating and the Knotty Pine for about five years. He also took care of St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery for 58 years. He retired from Ohio Operating Engineers, Local 18. He also served in the Army from 1957-1959 serving in Germany.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings, Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Edison.

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