Official Obituary of

Beatrice (Birkhofer) Calvelage

December 30, 1925 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Beatrice Calvelage Obituary

Beatrice Calvelage, 98, of Columbus Junction passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at her home.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine.  Graveside Services will be 11:30 a.m. on Saturday March 9, 2024 at Grandview Cemetery.  A memorial has been established for the Wapello Ambulance.   Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Beatrice Arlene Birkhofer was born on December 30, 1925 in Moscow, the daughter of Ed and Esther (Lemkau) Birkhofer.  Beatrice was a graduate of Wilton High School.  On August 5, 1945, she was united in marriage to Donald Calvelage in Muscatine.  Beatrice worked for HON Industries – Geneva Plant, retiring with over 30 years of service.  She enjoyed sewing, going to the casino, traveling, the outdoors and riding on the family float in the 4th of July parade. 

Beatice will be deeply missed by her children, Diana (Bill) Stickrod of Grandview, George Calvelage of Muscatine, Sharon Osborn of Columbus Junction, Steven (Pam) Calvelage of Fruitland and Kim (Ted) Reynolds of Columbus Junction; 12 grandchildren, Candace (Sandy) Steel, Rodney (Audrey) Stickrod, Scott (Teresa) Calvelage, Toni (Kirk) Palmer, Lisa (Tim) Haller, Michael (Christi) Blake, Jr., Rachel Calvelage, Kristina (Todd) Conrad, Pete (Brandy) Calvelage, Teddy Reynolds Jr. Shaun (Don Woodward)  Reynolds and Nicole (Tim Cox) Reynolds;  22 great-grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Calvelage in 2005; grandson, Jeffrey Calvelage; great-granddaughter, Raeanna Reynolds; son-in-law, Richard Osborn and siblings, Robert, Gerald, Violet, Howard, Melvin and Ralph Birkhofer. 

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