Douglas D. Calvin, 73
Douglas Dwaine Calvin, age 73, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin passed away suddenly while at home on Monday, March 2, 2020.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lynn (nee Godden) Calvin; children, Todd (Karen) Calvin, Kristine (Rich) Ray, Mitchell (fiancé Delaney) Calvin; grandchildren, Ryan, Bradley (Elli), Ashley Calvin, Richie and Deven Ray. His parents, James and Alberta (nee Miller) Calvin, preceded him in death. He also leaves behind other family members and many dear friends.
Doug, the only child of James and Alberta Calvin, grew up in the rural farming town of Lenox, Iowa. He graduated top of his class from Lenox High School in 1963. While in school, he was pitcher of the baseball team, quarterback of the football team, a guard on the basketball team and ran low hurdles in track. In the summers, he swam on the community pool swim team. During which he helped the team achieve many victories. He was always on the school honor rolls, 1st chair trumpet player and participated in student council. In addition, he was a member of the Boy Scouts up to the level of Eagle Scout.
Being high school sweethearts, Doug and Lynn married soon after graduation and headed to Iowa City where Doug attended the University of Iowa and Lynn gave birth to their first child, Todd. Doug graduated in 1968 with a business degree majoring in Accounting with a minor in Insurance. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the Chicago suburbs where he started his career with the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouse LLP (PW) and daughter Kristine was born
In 1976, Doug and Lynn, together with their two older children (Todd and Kristine) moved to London, England. There he participated in the PW international exchange program. Following their return to Chicago, he became a partner with the firm in 1979. During this time, their youngest son (Mitchell) was born in 1982. Doug was appointed the Managing Partner of the PW suburban Chicago office in Oak Brook, IL. After becoming the Managing Partner of the Metropolitan Chicago Middle Market practice in 1989, Doug, Lynn and Mitchell moved to the east coast where he served as National Managing Partner for the Middle Market practice at the PW headquarters in New York City. The family returned to the Midwest in 1994 upon which he was appointed the Managing Partner of the PW office in Milwaukee, WI. While at the helm, he instilled a culture of loyalty, honesty and integrity.
In addition to the various leadership positions Doug held during his career at PW, he provided accounting and consulting services to a variety of multinational and middle market companies and was active in a number of civic and charitable organizations. After a distinguished 35-year career, Doug retired in 2003.
Following his retirement, Doug was approached for various volunteer positions where he could continue to utilize his beloved accounting abilities. The pinnacle of which was becoming the Treasurer of the Windcliff Homeowners Association in Estes Park, CO where Doug and Lynn purchased a second home in 1998. A lifelong dream since the time he was a boy after he and his parents visited and camped in the area.
Doug’s passions in life were his family and friends, golf (#1), accounting, bird hunting, camping and hiking. Later in life, after retiring, Doug was able to explore new activities like horseback riding, target shooting and taking road trips with Lynn around the country. Being a true sports fan, he always followed the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, the Bears and various golf tournaments.
Doug lived an extraordinarily full and successful life. He was always ready with a helping hand from coaching little league to giving support to family and friends in any way required. His presence will be missed by all whose lives he touched no matter how big or small. He was taken from us all much too soon.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service 3:00 p.m. at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville, Illinois. Interment private.
Memorials in Doug’s name may be made to the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities. Info: 630-922-9630 or www.beidelmankunschfh.com