Obituary: William J. Kalvelage

William J. Kalvelage

William J. Kalvelage, 81, Aug. 27, 2009, longtime resident of Park Forest, IL, beloved husband of the late Charlotte, nee Luttrell; devoted father of Becky Kalvelage-Roth (Martin) of Grant Park, and Timothy (Debbie) Kalvelage of Des Plaines; loving grandfather of Stacy Roth-Mann (Phillip), Steven (Marie) Quarcini, Jeffrey (Ashlee) Kalvelage and Brian Kalvelage (Valerie Vanatter); dear great grandfather of Alivia, Luke and D.J.; fond brother of Fran Newell, Mary Mall, George, and Dick Kalvelage.

Veteran of World War II. Retired employee of R.R. Donnelly & Sons after 35 years of service. Member of Rehfeldt-Meyer Post # 474 American Legion. Bill enjoyed vintage car racing and was a member of VSCDA.

The family will receive friends at Lain‑Sullivan Funeral Home & Crematory, 50 Westwood Dr., just west of Western off Norwood, Park Forest, IL, on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Memorial Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Military Honors and Committal Service, Friday, Sept. 4, time pending, with inurnment following at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harbor House, PO Box 1824, Kankakee IL 60901 (, American Lung Association (, or American Cancer Society (

For information or to express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, 708-747-3700 or