Calvin Gus Scherwitz

Calvin Gus Scherwitz, loving father, grandfather, and friend, of Robinson, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the age of 95 at his home with his family and friends by his side.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at St. John United Church of Christ, 100 S. Robinson Drive, in Robinson

Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, at St. John United Church of Christ with Pastor Jacob Brenton officiating.

Burial: Robinson City Cemetery

Calvin was born June 2, 1924 in Robinson and grew up on his family’s farm. He traveled extensively through his work with federal aviation before retiring and returning to the farm in Robinson to raise his children. Calvin’s passions were his family, tractor work, and tending to his vegetable garden. Calvin was an inspiration to all who knew him through his examples of graciousness, generosity, and hard work.

Calvin was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; mother, Louise; brothers, Jake and Raymond; and Iolene, the mother of his children.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Malea and Edward Balmuth; son, Trey Scherwitz; grandchildren, Jake and Eliza Balmuth; and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express gratitude to his dedicated and loving caregivers, especially Francine and Noelle, who were by his side until the end of his earthly life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. John United Church of Christ.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To a great man, who was one of my Dad’s ( Harvey Birkes ) dearest and closest friends.

  2. Mary Jane (ayers) Dennis

    Trey so very sorry to hear about your dad. Keeping you and family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Jane

  3. I will always remember Mr. Cal and his kind heart. He was such a gentlemen, and I will miss him dearly. R.I.P.

  4. Trey, So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you.

  5. I’m so sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Calvin. He was a great man. I really enjoyed getting to know him through visits while my mom Francine was caring for him. He was great at playing dominoes, he enjoyed getting to know my dog Starbuck, and he loved being outside tending his garden. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May his memory live on and bring joy and peace.

  6. I only got to know Mr. Scherwitz in the last year. He definitely was a kind soul! RIP! Eric Alexander

  7. I only got to know Mr. Scherwitz in the last year. He definitely was a kind soul! RIP!

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