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Calvin H. Schlegel

September 25, 1923 August 19, 2013
Calvin H. Schlegel
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Calvin H. Schlegel, 89, of Brookings, passed away at a local care facility in Brookings on August 19, 2013. Calvin was born September 25, 1923 in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Henry and Marguerite (Adkins) Schlegel. In 1941, Calvin graduated from Santa Maria High School, then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Los Angeles, Calif., and was licensed as a contractor. Calvin worked as an engineer in the construction industry, where he was quite the estimator working on bridges and buildings. In 1945, Calvin married Phyllis Marie Rodrigues in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He retired from the construction and rental yard business, and moved to Brookings in 1982. In addition to his contracting career, Calvin was a mayor and councilman in Arroyo Grande, Calif. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Pismo Beach for many years and enjoyed catering barbecues in Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande. In Brookings, he was a member of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and for 60 years was a member of the Elks Lodge #322 in San Luis Obispo. In his free time, Calvin enjoyed golfing as a charter member at Salmon Run Golf Course, going on elk hunting trips in Colorado, and fishing. Calvin also enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra. Survivors include his wife Phyllis, son Robert E. Schlegel of El Sobrante, Calif., grandchildren Garrett, Andy, Stacy and Shelly, and great-grandchildren Devin, Derek, Jillian, Haley, Hannah, and Kara. Calvin was preceded in death by his son Leo David Schlegel, and brother Eugene Schlegel. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road in Brookings, Ore. Rev. Luan Nguyen will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Rd., Brookings, OR, 97415, or to Good Samaritan Society, 96 Park Ave., Brookings, OR 97415. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

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