Calvin Louis Kleinschmidt, age 95, of Scottsdale, AZ, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 29, 2022. Cal was born on a farm on January 23, 1927 in De Soto, Missouri. Son of Samuel Edward Kleinschmidt and Myrtle Steininger Kleinschmidt. Cal lost his father at the age of four. His amazing mother raised 3 successful sons alone and they treasured her. Cal earned his engineering degree at University of Missouri. Was a member of several professional organizations as well as an active member in his church and Kiwanis. He even coached & umpired Little League! Served his Country, his church and his family. Cal loved God above all. Beat death on several occasions. A true role model. Avid golfer and horse lover. Cal met his beloved wife Dottie in Cheboygan, MI while serving in the Coast Guard on the Mackinaw ice cutter ship. They were married about 8 months later and shared 69 years of marriage. Cal is survived by Daughter Laura Ellen Kleinschmidt DeGrange of Naples, FL and son Robert Harold Kleinschmidt of Scottsdale, AZ. Grandchildren Michael Robert Kleinschmidt and Taylor Drew Kleinschmidt of Phoenix, AZ and Matthew Charles DeGrange of Chicago, IL. Brother-in-law Frank Grimske. As well as many nieces and nephews. Cal was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dottie, his parents, brothers Edward and Dale, sister-in-laws Lois Grimke, Gwen Kleinschmidt and Mary Kleinschmidt.
A memorial service will be held at Scottsdale Bible Church in the Grace Chapel on August 16, 2022 at 3 PM. The church is located at 7601 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. August 16th would have been Dot & Cal’s 70th wedding anniversary.
Scattering of ashes willbe in Egg Harbor, WI at a future date where Dottie and Cal loved to spend summers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to N/E Clinical Hospice of the Valley Phoenix, AZ would be appreciated.
Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Indian School Mortuary. 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251. Phone 480-945-9521.