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August 26, 2021

Calvin W. Derendinger

Calvin William Derendinger, age 97, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, MO. He was born on May 1, 1924 in Monroe, WI, the son of Charles and Anna (Kleineschay) Derendinger.

Cal attended the Dividing Ridge School, near Monticello, WI. On January 28, 1951, he was united in marriage to Caroline "Carrie" Genske at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello. Cal first farmed with his brother, Bob, and then owned and operated his welding and repair business for many years. Later he would work with his sons customizing conversion vans with DP Designs. In 2013, Cal moved to Mountain Grove, MO. He was a member of the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello and had served on the consistory. During his time in Missouri, he attended the Evening Shade Baptist Church.

Calvin is survived by his children, Joan (John) Judd and Paul (Vicki) Derendinger; grandchildren, Laurie (Willie) Breuch, Andrew (Katey) Judd, Katie (Todd) Pederson, Kristie (Brad Johnson) Derendinger, Kellie Derendinger, Kasey Derendinger, and Tara (Brad) Miller; great-grandchildren, Megan, Zane, Delaney, Finn, Lucy, and Charlie; sister-in-law, Audrey (Rolf) Hansen; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carrie; son, David; sisters, Marie (Lawrence) Rosa, Laura (Fred) Ochsner, and Wilma (Ambrose) Wenger; and brothers, Walt (Modesta), Bob (Dorothy), and Paul Derendinger.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Zwingli United Church of Christ, 416 East Lake Avenue, Monticello, WI, with the Rev. Lance Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Monticello, WI. A visitation preceded the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Monticello.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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