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Calvin E. Smitley 81, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday July 16, 2011, at his residence.
Calvin was born on November 3, 1929, in Mercer County, Ohio, to George W. and Effie (Yoder) Smitley.
He married Norma J. Vorhees on May 29, 1947. She passed away on September 8, 1990.
He retired in 1991 from Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne after almost 44 years of service.
He was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge, both in Decatur.
Calvin is survived by one son, Kenneth Smitley of Decatur; two daughters, Nancy McLeland and Carla (Michael) Rapp of Decatur; one brother, Herbert Smitley of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gayla Whitman; one brother, George Smitley Jr.; one sister, Ruth Wolfe; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Thurow officiating.
Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Indiana or to Cancer Services.