Bruce Edward Calvert, age 59 of Antioch, Illinois formerly of Elgin, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois.
He was born April 4, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa to the union of Leo Edward and Elizabeth Anne (Simmons) Calvert. He was raised in Elgin, Illinois and graduated from Larkin High School, class of 1971.
He met his wife Tracey Lane Gillette in high school and the two were married on January 9, 1982 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Elgin. Bruce enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving his country for 20 years, retiring as a Senior Chief. After his military service he became a private contractor for the U. S. Navy. Bruce was a member of the Waukegan Masonic Lodge #78 AF & AM.
Beloved son of Elizabeth Calvert of Bourbonnais, Illinois. Loving husband of Tracey Calvert of Antioch, Illinois, Devoted father of Ian Edward (Roxanne) Calvert of Boise, Idaho. Dear brother of Lisa Calvert (John Schmidt) of Riverside, Illinois, Kristin (Brent) Bunnell of Bourbonnais, Illinois and Jill (Fernando) Herrera of South Elgin, Illinois. Cherished nephew of Margaret Louise (Glenn) Heald of Missouri and Frances (Al) Jolliffe of Waukee, Iowa. Fond uncle of 8 and great uncle of 1.
Visitation Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 4:00 PM untill time of funeral service and military honors at 5:00 PM at the Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois. Officiating Pastor Joshua Free of Abiding Peace Lutheran Church, officiating. For more information please call (847) 741-1128
In Lieu of flowers memorials in Bruces name may be made to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation www.wyakin.org would be appreciated.