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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