Donald W. "Don" Calvert

Born: Sun., Feb. 15, 1931
Died: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Location: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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Mr. Donald W. “Don” Calvert, age 85, of Robinson, IL, died Thursday February 25, 2016 at 1:15 PM at Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield, IL, following several months of worsening health.

Born February 15, 1931, in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Clarence and Vada (Robinson) Calvert.  On October 30, 1953 he married Veronica V. (Werlinger) and she preceded him in death on December 16, 2008.

Mr. Calvert worked as Chief Operator in the Boiler House for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, IL for 30 plus years.  He served in the US Air Force, Korea; was a member of the E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, IL; the Robinson Elks Lodge and the Loyal Order of Moose, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Theresa Calvert, Sherman, IL; Todd and Karen Calvert,  Trenton, IL; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Richard Donjon, Trenton, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Veronica Calvert in 2008 and a brother, Harold Eugene Calvert who died as an infant.

There will be a Funeral Mass held Monday February 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Robinson, IL.  A time of visitation and sharing will be held Sunday February 28, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial to follow the Funeral Mass, in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association; Relay for Life, Crawford County, IL or the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Karen Jo Calvert-Hunt
   Posted Fri February 26, 2016
Dear Steve, Todd, Cathy and Families, I am so saddened to hear of Your Father's passing. I always thought of Wayne and Your Mother as My Aunt and Uncle, even though Your Father was a Cousin to Dad. I remember spending a lot of time with Your Family when We were All young Kids and they were fun times. We are out of State for the Winter but please know that All of You are in My Thoughts and Prayers at this sad time. Mom is the only One left now of Their Generation. Again, You are in My Thoughts and Prayers, Love, Karen Jo

Lawrence and Debbie Dix
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
To the Calvert family we offer our deepest sympathy for your loss.Don was a good man.I offer my apology for messing up the Farewell Song at your father's funeral mass.The money I received for singing will be donated to the church for three masses in you parents name.May the Lord help you through this sad time in your life .

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