Santa "Cal/Chubby" Calderon

July 8, 1938 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Santa "Cal/Chubby" Calderon Obituary

Funeral services for Santa “Cal/Chubby” Calderon, 85 of East Moline, IL, will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at St. Anne Catholic Church. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 4 pm. Please note the visitation is at St. Anne not the Van Hoe Funeral Home.

Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island. Mr. Calderon passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at his home.

Chubby was born July 8, 1938, in Galva, IL, the son of Alfredo Calderon and Maria Ortega. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. He married Theresa Bustos January 31, 1964, in Rock Island, IL. He retired from John Deere Harvester, in 1995, after 30 years of service.



Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Theresa; children, Michael (Fred) Calderon-Magis, Chicago, IL, Christopher Calderon, Moline, IL, Carrie Calderon, Moline, and Melissa Calderon, Moline; and God-Daughter, Nicole Lambach Lyle, East Moline.


He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings, John Lopez, Jerry Lopez, Santos Lopez, Bennie Gonzalez, Ann Besarra, Virginia Shelangouski, Ava Gonzalez, Frances Padilla, and Clara Padilla.


The family would like to thank Hospice Compassus for their outstanding support and care for our father the last few years, Josie Bustos, his sister-in-law who always made sure he had his favorite Mexican beverage. He was sports-oriented and support to his daughter Carrie, love exercising and taking long walks with his dogs, made sure his family was a priority, as well as the extended relationships. His wife Theresa was his Angel and love which they love dancing and supporting the community.


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Recitation of the Rosary
March 26, 2024

4:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church
555 18th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

March 26, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Anne Catholic Church
555 18th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Mass
March 27, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church
555 18th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244


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