Calvin D. Liehr

Born: Fri., Jun. 23, 1922
Died: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 08, 2020
Location: Perry McCord Cemetery

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Calvin Dale Liehr, age 98, of Perry, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Barry Community Care Center in Barry, IL.  Calvin was born on June 23, 1922 in Perry, IL to Calvin J. and Dale Heavner Liehr.  He married Marjorie Greiwe on August 21, 1942 in Vandalia, MO and she preceded him in death on July 20, 2011.

Calvin graduated from Perry High School and went on to join the United States Navy.  While in the US Navy, he served in World War II on the USS Connyngham in the Pacific.  After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked various jobs including Hap’s Restaurant in Perry, IL and Hap’s Tavern in Golden, IL.  He went on to work as a truck driver and then operated construction equipment before working for the State of IL Department of Conservation where he retired after 25 years of service.  Calvin enjoyed quail hunting and participating in bird dog field trials. One of the things he enjoyed most was fishing with the love of his life, Marjorie.  Calvin was a lifelong Cubs fan, following the team for nearly 85 years. He had a good sense of humor and was very generous, always cleaning and giving away the fish and quail to friends.

He is survived by his son, Greg (Rhonda) Liehr of Mt. Sterling, IL; daughter, Pamela Dawson of Roodhouse, IL; six grandchildren, Shawn Elledge, Stacy (Gavin) Washington, Shanda (Michael) Funk, Shera Dawson, Tracy (Ross) Templeton, and Britnee Liehr; twelve great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Dale Liehr; his loving wife, Marjorie Liehr; grandson, Shell Elledge; and brother, Dean Liehr.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Perry-McCord Cemetery in Perry.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blessing Hospice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Calvin's memory to the following organization:

Blessing Hospice

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Phil and Teresa Schaub
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Eternal rest,CD. You were one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

Phil & Teresa Schaub’s

Johm & Sherry Troxell
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Our sympathy to the family.

Janie & Paul
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
We will miss you so very much. You were family to us old friend


Don & Annelle Kirk
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Greg & family, so sorry to hear of Calvin's passing. We have bumped into him in the recent past at the Courtyard Cafe and had a nice conversation with him. Praying for your entire family. Don & Annelle

John R.
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my Good Friend, Mentor, and Brother, Illinois State Conservation Police Officer 11, Calvin D. Liehr.
My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to Greg, Pam, and the Liehr Family.
Calvin was an "Excellent", Illinois State Conservation Police Officer who was dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Natural Resources he loved so much.
In the late 1960's, or early 1970's, while working a Illegal "Spring Duck" hunting detail in Pike County, near Rockport, Illinois. Working together with U.S.F.W.S. Special Agent, (Federal Game Warden), Vic Blazevic. Calvin, and Agent Blazevic were assaulted by the Spring Duck Shooters resulting in Agent Blazevic being shot in the head and face area by buckshot pellets from a shotgun blast fired one of the violator's as the violator's tried to flea the scene, and elude the wounded, and pursuing Officer's, Liehr and Blazevic. Agent Blazevic received serious and permanent injuries as a result of this shooting. The Violator's were apprehended, convicted, and appropriately served time in a Federal Prison accordingly.
Calvin was selected to serve on the Department's, Special, Boating Enforcement "TASK FORCE". The Boating Enforcement "Task Force", (Two Man Teams), traveled the State of Illinois and vigorously enforced the provisions of the Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act on Illinois Waterways.
Calvin dearly loved his lovely Wife "Miss Margie", his Son Greg, Daughter Pam, his Grandchildren, and his Family.

Rest in Peace Brother Calvin.
Respectfully, John R. "HONKER" Hendricks
Retired: Illinois State Conservation Police Sergeant
Retired Badge No. 145

stanley roberts
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Greg and Pam your in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your father.

Shirley Stinson
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Just sending my thoughts and prayers at your time of loss. These are always difficult times but eventually our memories give us some peace and there is that special peace that only God can provide.

Jack Hull
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Calvin was a joy to drink coffee and share with. He told me every day how much he missed his wife, how he disliked controversy and folks talking down to others. He loved his family so much. This was truly one of the finest men I have ever meet. RUP Calvin. Will see you again.

Brian and Kris Watt
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Shawn- you and your family have our deepest sympathy

Rob and Sonya
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Shawn our thoughts and prayers are with you and family

Diane Brown
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Many memories of Calvin and his wife eating at the Red Dome restaurant! To the family —sorry for your loss !

Susan and Byron Hamman
   Posted Sun August 09, 2020
Greg and Family: Our condolences at the loss of your Dad, God grant you comfort at this time of loss. Hold fast to those good memories of your Dad.
God bless you all.
Susan and Byron Hamman

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