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Thelma Margaret Roederer Calkins
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1915
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 2009
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Thelma M. Calkins, age 93, of Faribault, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the District One Hospital in Faribault.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault. Inurnment will be in the Cathedral Columbarium.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Cloister.

Arrangements are with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home of Faribault.

Thelma Margaret Roederer, the daughter of Edward and Viola (Lewellyn) Roederer, was born on Nov. 3, 1915, in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was valedictorian of her high school, was the first in her family to attend college, and was the first to receive a degree in medical technology from the University of Kentucky. She was married to Harmon Calkins on April 30, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1996. Thelma worked in a hospital in Philadelphia before raising her family. She later worked in the biochemistry departments at South Dakota State University and University of Idaho. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing piano, and her church.

She is survived by three children, Cynthia Wagner of Santa Fe, N.M., Emily (Robert) Nesvold of Northfield, and John (Emily) Calkins of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Barton of Holiday, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and three brothers, Edward, Curtis and Leroy Roederer.

Memorials may be designated to the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in memory of Thelma.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Phillip Roederer (1888 - 1967)
  Viola Valca Lewellen Roederer (1893 - 1979)
 
 Spouse:
  Harmon Eldred Calkins (1912 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Thelma Margaret Roederer Calkins (1915 - 2009)
  Edward Phillip Roederer (1918 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crypt Chapel, Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Jan 06, 2009
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