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Calvin G. Twenhafel

Calvin G. Twenhafel

Calvin G. Twenhafel, 95, of Darmstadt, IL, born April 21, 1926, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.  Mr. Twenhafel was baptized and confirmed at Holy Ghost UCC Darmstadt, where he was a long-time member, and was later a member of Tilden Presbyterian Church, Tilden, IL. He was a retired farmer and registered Angus breeder, had a life-long love of music which began at an early age playing the guitar, a 4-H leader for 35 years and a Sunday school teacher for many years at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ. He was a former member of the American Angus Association, the IL Angus Association and the Southwestern IL Angus Association.  

Mr. Twenhafel was preceded in death by his beloved wife Vernice M. (Heintz) Twenhafel, whom he married on April 26, 1947 at Holy Ghost United Church of Christ and passed away on January 12, 2011, his parents – Carl and Freida (Triefenbach) Twenhafel, and twin granddaughters – Emily and Alicia Harriman.

Surviving are his son – Calvin E. Twenhafel of Harlan, IA, two daughters – Deborah (Jerry) Locke of Alvin, TX and Cheryl (Rick) Harriman of Marissa, IL, four granddaughters – Stacy Twenhafel of Champaign, IL, Carrie (Justin) Maynard of Marissa, IL, Cassie (Todd) Wozniak of High Ridge, MO and Lauren (Matthew) Coulter of Sumter, SC, eight great-grandchildren – Calvin, Clayton and Jolee Maynard; Addison, Drew and Lucas Wozniak and Audrey and Avery Coulter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery or the Alzheimers Association.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2021 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2011, at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, Ill.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday December 20, 2011 at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL with Rev. Don Wagner officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is on charge of arrangements.

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  1. Carol Pflasterer says:

    Mr. Twenhafel was very influential in my late husband, Roger Pflasterer’s life. Roger’s father died when he was about 7 years old. Since Roger’s mother was widowed at a very young age, Mr. Twenhafel filled a lot of gaps in his life. He was most supportive of his FFA sheep project. Roger told me that Mr. Twenhafel was the biggest influence in his spiritual life. His Sunday School experience under his leadership lead to his being a devoted Christian and active in the leadership of whatever church we attended. He was so kind to attend Roger’s burial service at the Darmstadt cemetery. Whenever I would visit the Darmstadt hurch he would always come to speak to me. I would sit with Mike on his porch and Mr. Twenhafel would always stop to visit. He was such a good and kind man. I will miss his friendship. My sincere sympathy to his family.

  2. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family

    • Susan Johnson says:

      So very sorry for your loss. I knew Calvin from the grain elevator in St. Libory. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

  3. Karen Forsythe Knight says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers for your family.

  4. Kay says:

    What a great man. I was in 4-H got ten years and I think 8 years he was our leader. I loved his stories – I was always the last one to leave meeting because he and Vernice always had an excuse why I needed to stay. RIP Calvin – I will always tell my 4-H stories and share the great memories.

  5. Jane Schaeffer says:

    Your Dad was such a sweet man. I loved his smile & how his eyes lit up when he was telling me a story 🙂 and he was a great storyteller! I’ll continue to think of him every time I eat a chocolate covered cherry too 🙂
    My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family Cheryl.

  6. Pat Graham says:

    So very sorry to the family, of the loss. He was a fine
    Man,husband, Dad and Sunday school teacher!
    Pat (Day), Graham 🙏

  7. Butch and Rosann Amann says:

    Sympathy and prayers on your great loss. Calvin was a dedicated 4H leader and he loved his Angus cattle.

  8. Barbara Schwartz says:

    Sorry to hear of Norman passing

    • Susan Johnson says:

      So very sorry for your loss. I knew Calvin from the grain elevator in St. Libory. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

  9. Richard and Claire says:

    Mr Twenhafel was a great neighbor. Such a kind and decent man.

    • Helen McCloskey says:

      Sorry to hear of Mr. Twenhafels passing, he was fine neighbor. Condolences to the family.

  10. Becky Gregory says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Mr. Twenhafel was so nice. I used to love seeing him when I worked at the grocery store. Prayers to the family.

  11. Stan and Bev Lewis says:

    Sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you Cheryl and family. Love, Stan and Bev

    • JILL Bollmann/Truman Cashman says:

      I am so sorry to learn of Calvin ‘s passing. My Dad and I got to j ow him while Dad was a RCCC. He was a softy really, once your got to know him and he heard us.
      Heaven gained a great gentleman.

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  1. Sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you Cheryl and family. Love, Stan and Bev

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    • I am so sorry to learn of Calvin ‘s passing. My Dad and I got to j ow him while Dad was a RCCC. He was a softy really, once your got to know him and he heard us.
      Heaven gained a great gentleman.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. Mr. Twenhafel was so nice. I used to love seeing him when I worked at the grocery store. Prayers to the family.

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  3. Mr Twenhafel was a great neighbor. Such a kind and decent man.

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    • Sorry to hear of Mr. Twenhafels passing, he was fine neighbor. Condolences to the family.

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  4. Sorry to hear of Norman passing

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    • So very sorry for your loss. I knew Calvin from the grain elevator in St. Libory. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

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  5. Sympathy and prayers on your great loss. Calvin was a dedicated 4H leader and he loved his Angus cattle.

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  6. So very sorry to the family, of the loss. He was a fine
    Man,husband, Dad and Sunday school teacher!
    Pat (Day), Graham 🙏

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  7. Your Dad was such a sweet man. I loved his smile & how his eyes lit up when he was telling me a story 🙂 and he was a great storyteller! I’ll continue to think of him every time I eat a chocolate covered cherry too 🙂
    My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family Cheryl.

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  8. What a great man. I was in 4-H got ten years and I think 8 years he was our leader. I loved his stories – I was always the last one to leave meeting because he and Vernice always had an excuse why I needed to stay. RIP Calvin – I will always tell my 4-H stories and share the great memories.

    Reply
  9. I am sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers for your family.

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    • So very sorry for your loss. I knew Calvin from the grain elevator in St. Libory. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

      Reply
  10. Mr. Twenhafel was very influential in my late husband, Roger Pflasterer’s life. Roger’s father died when he was about 7 years old. Since Roger’s mother was widowed at a very young age, Mr. Twenhafel filled a lot of gaps in his life. He was most supportive of his FFA sheep project. Roger told me that Mr. Twenhafel was the biggest influence in his spiritual life. His Sunday School experience under his leadership lead to his being a devoted Christian and active in the leadership of whatever church we attended. He was so kind to attend Roger’s burial service at the Darmstadt cemetery. Whenever I would visit the Darmstadt hurch he would always come to speak to me. I would sit with Mike on his porch and Mr. Twenhafel would always stop to visit. He was such a good and kind man. I will miss his friendship. My sincere sympathy to his family.

    Reply

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