Calvin D. Waller, 79, passed on to a better & brighter place called heaven, on August 19, 2020 at 5:10 a.m. Calvin, was the 8th child born to the union of Robert E. Lee Waller and Mignonette (Wynn) Waller on October 3, 1940.
Calvin accepted Christ at an early age in Mt. Vernon, IN under the leadership of his grandfather Rev. Will Wynn. He was educated in the Mt. Vernon, IN school system, and at the age of 9 yrs. old he relocated to South Bend, IN where he continued his education in the South Bend Community School Corporation, graduating from Central High school. He went on to receive his Associates's degree in Business from Indiana University South Bend.
He joined the United States Air Force where he served 4yrs. After he completed his tour of duty he returned to South Bend, IN and, was employed by Allis Chalmers, in Laporte, IN, for 2 years. He was later employed with The Bendix Corporation. In March, of 2001 he retired after serving more than 30 years of employment. During his employment, he traveled to Australia, France, and England where he was the Captain of a business Olympic team and they brought home the gold.
On November 23, 1963 he married the love of his life Donna Peterson and to this union 2 children were born: David D. Waller I. and E’Lisa D. Waller.
Calvin was preceded in death by his son, David I; his parents; and 7 siblings.
He leaves to mourn his departure and celebrate his life, his wife Donna; daughter, E’Lisa Waller; niece/daughter, Debra L. (Andrew) Carr of South Bend, IN; 4 grandchildren: David II (Tabatha) Waller, of Mishawaka, IN, Tiagee Todd, Danielle (Gerald) Riley and Calron L.T. Waller (Chey Wilburn), of South Bend, IN; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many spiritual children.
Mr. Waller, Papa, Uncle Calvin, Pops, Gramps, Baby, Honey & Dad names that were given to you by the many people that Loved you beyond measures; your memories will forever be etched in our hearts, you will be missed immensely.
THE DAY YOU SLIPPED AWAY
(WRITTEN WITH LOVE BY HIS LOVING WIFE)
Almost 57 years Oh! The memories I hold so dear I know nothing is perfect you see but I had you and you had me. Then came along 2 littles souls that you wouldn’t pass up a chance to hold. You guided, guarded and protected them along life’s rugged way, Oh! The precious gift we lost the day you slipped away. They grew up and brought you more little souls to Love, protect and for you to mold, you gave them your very all and taught them to be proud an to stand tall, people were drawn to you in such a loving way, Oh! The precious gift we lost the day you slipped away. I will forever LOVE you from the depths of my heart, so you see my Love we will never be apart. But anyone who knew you will agree when I say “ Oh! The Precious gift we lost the day you slipped away”. I LOVE you Poppy. Your Loving wife, Donna.
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