|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1935|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2011|
Calvin Musgrove, 76, of Oskaloosa, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Calvin LeRoye Musgrove, son of William Jasper and Alberta May Van Polen Musgrove Sr., was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Oskaloosa. He was a 1953 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1953 and served until April 1956. Following his discharge, he returned to Oskaloosa, where he worked for six years at Brackney Heating and Air Conditioning as a sheet metal worker. Calvin married Elaine Kay Provin, Aug. 24, 1957, in Oskaloosa. In 1962, they moved to Pierre, S.D. There, Calvin continued working in the sheet metal industry. They remained in Pierre until 1983, when they moved back to Oskaloosa and Calvin went to work at Cunningham, Inc. He retired in 1999.
Calvin enjoyed woodworking, home remodeling projects and working in his yard. He enjoyed baseball, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and also enjoyed stock car races, pinochle and bowling. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and in 1977, while in Pierre, he served as state commander. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge. Calvin was baptized at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Piere, where he was a charter member.
Calvin's family includes his wife, Elaine, of 54 years; two daughters, Deb Wald of Oskaloosa and Katherine(Oscar)Ortiz of Leon; a son, Kevin(Kim)Musgrove of Otley; five granddaughters, Samantha, Michelle and Allison Musgrove, Cristina Ortiz and Ana Marie(Sean)Nelson; two grandsons, Richard(Hope)Wald and Scott(Christy)Wald; four great-grandchildren, Micayla, Brayden, Madison and James; three sisters, Anita, Brady and Nadia Crook of Oskaloosa, Tonya(Ted)Bellon of Mt. Sterling, Ill.; three brothers, Jerry(Sharon)Musgrove of Columbus City, Brian(Maria)Musgrove of Columbus Junction and Billy Jay Musgrove of Andover, Ill.; and his stepfather, Robert Van Polen of Oskaloosa.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Keith Wayne Musgrove; and a sister, Sue Blank.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Rev. Rodney DeRonde of the Fellowship Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery with military honors by the Harry L. Anderson Post #34 of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2237 and Disabled American Veterans Post #21. Visitation will begin at 1 pm Tuesday with the family present from 5-7 pm to greet visitors at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Cemetery to be used for a tree to be planted near Calvin's grave.
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Oct 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79188931