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Calvin Vobroucek

March 16, 1922 — June 20, 2019

Calvin A. Vobroucek, age 97, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home.

Calvin was born on March 16, 1922, in Chicago to Albert C. and Josephine B. (Valvoda) Vobroucek. He married Eldora Miller on June 20, 1943, in Pekin, IL. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2014. Also preceding him in death are his parents and his son-in-law, David Ware.

Surviving are his children, Suzanne Ware of Pueblo, CO and Richard (Deborah) Vobroucek of Highland Mills, NY; six grandchildren, Sean (Stephanie) Ware of Chicago, Stephanie (Marv) Ware Johnson of Pueblo, CO, Maria (Vincent) Vobroucek Zeoli of Washingtonville, NY, Chad (Megan) Vobroucek of Middleton, NY, M. Cristina (Edward) Vobroucek Roy, of Chelsea, NY and Daniel Vobroucek of Highland Mills, NY; eight great-grandchildren, Isabella, Angelina, Elena and Ava Zeoli, Brielle, Alanna and Nadia Jackson, Caleb Vobroucek and Calvin Vobroucek; and one great-great-granddaughter, Caylee Vobroucek.

Calvin graduated from Northwestern University in 1943, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting and the Naval ROTC program. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the Supply Corps U.S. Navy during WW II where he worked in the Naval Research Laboratory and both the Fleet and Patrol Aircraft Service Units. He resigned as a Fleet Air Wing Four Staff Supply Officer, Lieutenant (jg). Calvin then worked for Caterpillar in various accounting positions for many of the company's plant locations, both in the U.S. and overseas, before retiring as Senior Accounting Manager, Accounting General Offices, in Peoria, IL, in 1987. Calvin was a member of the National Association of Accountants, holding various national offices. He also wrote accounting articles which were published in many accounting and business related magazines and books.

Calvin served as District Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, was a member of the Peoria Country Club, was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church (now United Presbyterian Church) in Peoria, a member of Rotary Club of Peoria, and on the Board of Directors for the Hult Health Education Center.

Services will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 11am at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home, 428 W. McClure Ave. in Peoria. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton. Rev. Dr. Laura Reason will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made through


JUN 24. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Funeral Service

JUN 24. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

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