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Calvin O. Ledbetter PDF Print E-mail

Calvin “Cal” O. Ledbetter, 86, Three Lakes, formerly of Edgar, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Kronenwetter.

He was born April 12, 1926, in Reform, Ala., son of the late Wesley and Estella (Gray) Ledbetter.

On June 29, 1945, he married Margaret Syring at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C. She survives.

For more than 31 years Cal served as the Chief of Police in Edgar.

Some of his favorite pastimes included reading, watching westerns, cooking, fishing, taking walks with his wife, Margaret.

Cal will always be remembered by all who knew him as a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in a time of need.

Cal  was a member of the Lions Club and served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Edgar Memorial Post #10187 and also the American Legion Sawyer Drumm Post #393, both of Edgar.

Cal proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman from 1943 to 1946, during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ledbetter, Three Lakes; his children, Lois (Jerry) Schwamman, Kronenwetter, Calvin (Lori) Ledbetter, Rockton, Ill., and Wayne Ledbetter, Brooksville, Miss.; five grandchildren, Kelly (Greg) Koehler, Corey (Amanda) Schwamman and Shawn Schwamman, and Amber and Krista Ledbetter; five great-grandchildren, Shyane, Kody, Ariel, Ava and Eric. He is further survived by four stepsisters, Linda Hodges, Roberta Ledbetter, Joyce Powell and Brenda (Buddy) Snow, all of Alabama.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one brother, Lavern Ledbetter; one sister, Helen Kinard; and one stepbrother, Kenny Ledbetter.

Memorial services were held Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Edgar, with the Rev. LaDonna Ekern officiating.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Circle of Joy, Edgar, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:30 PM

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