Catherine E. Calwell, 93, of Sherman, died at 4 pm, Monday, November 26, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 6, 1919 in Springfield, to Adam and Mary Stengel Bierbaum. She married Thomas D. Calwell on February 12, 1949 in Springfield at SS Peter and Paul. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2007.
Her parents; four brothers, Herman, Peter, Anthony and Fred Bierbaum; one sister, Clem Long and twin sons also preceded her in death.
She is survived by several very special nieces and nephews; several great nieces and Nephews and several great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews
She was a member of St. John Vianney Church where she was a member of the Women’s Society and was a member of AARP. Catherine worked at Sangamo Electric for 39 years. She loved doing ceramics and was an avid Cardinals fan
Visitation: 3-6 pm, Sunday, December 1, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 am, Monday, December 2, 2012 at St. John Vianney with Monsignor David S. Lantz officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.