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Barbara (Switzer) Calvelage

July 14, 1943 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 78)


Barbara Calvelage

  FORT JENNINGS – Barbara Switzer Calvelage, 78, of Fort Jennings, departed from this world at 2:25 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Meadows of Kalida.  Barbara was born July 14, 1943, in Fulton County to Ralph and Zora (Mann) Switzer.  On October 27, 1977, she married Elmer H. Calvelage at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, IN.  Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Elmer, sister Arlene Switzer, brother-in-law Albert Berelsman and a great-nephew Robert Sattler.

  Barbara is survived by a sister: June (Switzer) Stevens; nephew: Walter (Sue) Stevens; niece: Randy May (Mike) Sattler; a sister-in-law: Mabel Berelsman; nephews:  Tony (Cindy) Berelsman, Tom (Bev) Berelsman, and Gary (Stacey) Berelsman; five nieces: Janet (Mike) Freisthler, Jean (Dan) Heitzman, Sue (Craig, deceased) Fike, Diana (Denny) Osting, Jackie (Jerry) Siefker; special great-nephew: Jacob Berelsman; and many great-nephews and nieces.

  Barbara grew up in Lyons, Ohio.  She graduated from the Chesterfield Dover High School.  In 1963, she moved to Ft. Wayne, IN and was employed by the General Electric Company, retiring after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the GE retiree club.  Barb was also a past member of the Delphos Eagles, life member of the Middle Point AmVets post #698 where she was a past Auxiliary President and a past AmVets Ohio Department Secretary.  She was also a member of the Ft. Jennings American Legion.

  Barb enjoyed traveling and trips with Elmer, and spending time with friends and family.  She truly loved to shop and going out to lunch.

  The family will receive visitors from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.  There will be a service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Owens of Middle Point United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ft. Jennings.

  Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Homecare and Hospice.

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May 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

1:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844


Putnam County Homecare and Hospice
575 OG Road Suite 3, PO Box 312, Ottawa OH 45875
Tel: 1-419-523-4449

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