COLUMBUS GROVE – Virgil Calvelage, 67, died peacefully at his home on February 24, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was born September 6, 1955 in Lima to Thomas and Henrietta (Hasenkamp) Calvelage. On May 23, 1981, he married Karen Schroeder, who survives.
Virgil attended and graduated from Fort Jennings High School. He was an over the road truck driver for 48 years. Virgil was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 370, Lima. Virgil loved the outdoors and liked to travel and “see the sights”. Virgil was a friend to everyone he met. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and his “grand dogs”.
Virgil is survived by a son: Brent (Amy) Calvelage; and a daughter: Nicole (Kevin) Erford. He is also survived by two brothers: John (Sharon) Calvelage and Joe (Donna) Calvelage; three sisters: Ruth Miehls, Janice (Denny) Wehri, and Joyce Grote; and four grandchildren: Ava Calvelage, Briggs, Raegan, and Lincoln Erford.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Henrietta Calvelage; his in-laws, Edmund and Dolores Schroeder; and a brother-in-law, Earl Miehls.
Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove with Father David Ritchie officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, LLC, Columbus Grove with a rosary service at the close of visitation on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County CAP or Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfhatgrove.com
The family would like to express their thanks to the members of Hospice of Putnam County for the kindness shown to Virgil during his care.
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