Calvin John Gingrich passed away on January 7, 2019 at the blessed age of 93 years. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 27, 1925, the son of Peter H. and Minnie Gingrich. He married Elizabeth Hyde on December 25, 1946. He retired a LTC in the US Army after 27 years of service including combat operations during WWII and Korea. At the end of his Army career he and Elizabeth lived in Adkins, TX for 40 years. During this time, they were foster parents for five years and provided a caring home to five children. In his second career Calvin was a general contractor who thoroughly enjoyed building homes and commercial properties.
One of his greatest loves was his family-his wife of 65 years, his three sons, two daughters, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family time was a time to enjoy being together and a time he always relished.
He is survived by two sons, John (Vicki) Gingrich, David (Corrinn) Gingrich, a daughter, Pat (Gary) Frey, along with one son-in-law, Mark Reif, and one daughter-in-law, Mitzi Gingrich, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, son, Calvin, daughter, Sherran Elizabeth and parents, Peter H. and Minnie Gingrich.