Calvin Schwalm

of Midland, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 19, 2011
at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre at the age of 84

Calvin Ira Schwalm was born September 15, 1926, on his parents’ farm-ranch ten miles north of Midland, the son of Ira and Lillian (Fagner) Schwalm. He grew up on the farm-ranch and attended Prairie Queen Rural School through the 6th grade and then he attended Midland School from the 7th grade through high school, graduating in 1945. 
As a young man he entered the United States Army at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota, and served during WWII. After his honorable discharge on December 5, 1946, he returned to the family farm-ranch. 
Calvin was united in marriage to Hazel E. Hanson on June 16, 1956, in Philip, South Dakota. They made their home on the farm-ranch which they continued to operate all their married life.
His wife preceded him in death on March 2, 2010. He continued to reside on the farm-ranch.
Calvin was an avid reader, especially the National Geographic, and the complete encyclopedia. He was especially interested in history, rocks, geography, and anything educational.
Survivors include his son Joe Schwalm and his wife Julie of Midland; one granddaughter Sami Schwalm of Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife Hazel, Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Frank.
Visitation was held one hour preceding the services on Friday.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Open Bible Standard Church in Midland, with Pastor Randy Ellendorf officiating.
Interment with military honors was held at the Midland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established. 

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.
Open Bible Standard Church
Midland, South Dakota
Pastor Randy Ellendorf
Marlis Doud
“Wings of a Dove”
“Amazing Grace”
Jerry Nemec - Tim Heuer
Jeff Willoughby - Tony Willoughby
Keith Harry - Dennis Heaton
Dick Nemec - Ed Heeb
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
Midland Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota

Service Details

Visitation: one hour preceding the services at the church.
Funeral services: 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Open Bible Standard Church in Midland.
Interment: Midland Cemetery.

Guest Book

Joe, Julie & Sami, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. He is with Hazel now enjoying life in paradise. We will keep you in our prayers and God Bless you all!
   ~ Gary & Jody Block Midland, SD (6/19/2011)
Joe, Julie, & Sami,
I'm sorry about your recent loss of Calvin. He was such a gentle soul; we were fortunate to have him and Hazel for neighbors all these years. As you face this loss I pray you will be comforted by the fond memories that live forever in your hearts.

   ~ Pat Snook Midland (6/19/2011)
Joe, Julie, and Sami,
We are so sorry to hear o the death of your dad and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

   ~ Audrey & Gene Jones Midland, SD (6/19/2011)
Joe Julie and Samantha,
I am so sorry to here about Calvin. Thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers.

   ~ June Huston Midland (6/19/2011)
Joe, Julie, & Sami,
We were so sorry to hear about Calvin. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you in the days to come.

   ~ Robin Bierle Midland (6/19/2011)
Joe, Julie & Sami- We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your Dad has been reunited with your Mom now. God will take good care of them and you will see them again one day.
   ~ Larry and Julie McLaughlin Midland, SD (6/19/2011)
Joe, Julie & Sami - We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Calvin's passing. He was a great and kind Uncle who always took the time to visit with us when we stopped by. We will miss him very much and I believe that he is in heaven now with Aunt Hazel and all of those that have gone before him. Sorry we couldn't make it back for the service. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya always Linda & Roy
   ~ Linda & Roy Dean Snohomish, Washington (6/19/2011)


Shaun, Sophie and Sherrie
The Ben Schwalm Family
Gene & Betty Roach and Family
Bob & Joanne Hanson
Russ & Gay