Calvin Earl Heflin, 75 of Peotone was born July 18, 1943 at home in Galatia, IL to Claude and Theresa (Curtis) Heflin. One of eleven siblings he is survived by two; Charles Heflin and Brenda Bartley; health, happiness and in loving memory. After a farming and car racing youth he migrated North with the opening of Ford Motor Company Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights to become a mechanic and carve out a life for his family. He retired after 40-years of service; uphill both ways without a sick day as told. He loved family, hard work, competitive sport, gardening, clever use of words and laughter; an inspiration in many ways to many people.
Cal moved on to a garden of richer soil Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife Linda (Mather) Heflin whom he fell in love with in 1982, married in 1983 and will forever love. Children Chad Heflin, Chip (Meghan) Heflin, Nicole (Casey) Green, Ashley (David) Wehrmann. Grandchildren Kylie, Emily, Jenna, Carson, Logan, Miles Heflin. Van and Nate Wehrmann. Ella, Cade and Cole Green. Great grandson Rory Kaiser and a bucket full of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone. Services will be held Saturday, March 23 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 177 Luther Lane, Frankfort IL 60423 viewing at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:00 a.m.. Burial will be in Skyline Cemetery. Monee. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Please sign or write your best “CAL-isims” in the guestbook at www.feddehelfrich-crossfh.com.