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Thomas C. "Tom" Calvert

January 27, 1953 — February 13, 2023

  Thomas C. “Tom” Calvert, 70, of Newcastle, NE, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2023 at a Sioux City hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Congregational Church in Newcastle, NE. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, NE. Online condolences may be directed to

  Tom was born on January 27, 1953 in Sioux City, IA, to Lyle and Charlotte (Mahon) Calvert. He graduated from Ponca High School in 1971.

  On December 16, 1977 he married Cris Anderson Chase in Newcastle, NE.

  After graduation, Tom spent one year in Alaska seeking his fortune; returning home, he worked as a cement finisher for Foxy Book, then became a Route Driver for Old Home Bread in 1984 where he worked for 37 years until he retired. Following his retirement, he worked part time at Walmart and Holiday Inn in Vermillion.

  He helped and assisted leading the church Youth Group with his wife Cris for a few years, coached Little League baseball and basketball, and was a proud member of the Eagles in Vermillion and the Teamsters Union.

  Tom loved playing cards (and if you asked him, he was the expert!), bowling, playing baseball and softball in his younger years, golfing, and watching sports. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Above all, his grandchildren were his world. He could be found cooking them breakfast nearly every Saturday.

  Survivors include his wife, Cris Calvert; children: Kyle Calvert, Michelle McElwain, Scott Chase (Lupita), and Shanin McCabe-Harding (Steve); 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings: Ruth, Mary, Bob, Maureen, Julie, Jim, Paul, and Pat and their spouses; his faithful companion, Smokey Jo; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son, Brian Chase; and a son-in-law, Joe McCabe.

  Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 17, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Congregational Church

, Newcastle, NE 68757

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