Calvin Threlkeld


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Calvin G. Threlkeld, 88, of Port Byron, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, atHeartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Faith In Action.
Calvin was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Golconda, Ill., the son of Harry and Orpha Taylor Threlkeld. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He married Imogene "Genie" Threlkeld on Oct. 19, 1947.
Calvin received his master's degree in agriculture and education from the University of Illinois. He taught school for over 20 years at Riverdale Junior High and Senior High schools, where he was known as "Mr. T," retiring in 1984.
Calvin and Genie enjoyed wintering for 20 years in Apache Junction, Ariz. Calvin was a member of the Coe-Lamb American Legion Post in Port Byron. His pastimes included playing pool and cribbage. He also enjoyed following his grandchildren's sports and activities.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene "Genie"; son and daughter-in-law, Roy (Doris) Threlkeld, Hillsdale; brother, William "Bill" (Eleanor) Threlkeld, Paducah, Ky.; three grandchildren, Eric (Shannon) Allen, Atkinson, Nicole (Scott) Mabeus, East Moline, Noah Threlkeld, Star Prairie, Wis.; and three great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Elijah Allen and Olivia Mabeus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harry L. Threlkeld; brothers, George and Donald Threlkeld; and a sister, Ines McMahon.
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