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Cal Beisswanger

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Dear Joy, still have fond memories of Cal. I hope you and your family are well. Have a Happy and Healthy 2021.
Irmi Strassburger

Better late than never...

To Joy and Family...Your Husband, Father, Grandfather was truly a friend and a special person. I met Call in 1974 at the Chicago ski show. I was the new Ski School director at Majestic Ski Area in Lake Geneva and our booths (Wilmot) were right next to each other. We quickly became friends and I frequently called Cal to discuss "ski" things. I just checked my phone, every year we sent each other Christmas greetings, and I see our last date was...

I appreciated your call last week. I can't fully express the sadness I feel at Cal's passing. From the first day I met him he was etched in my heart as a good friend. Even though life had physically separated us for many years when we started our weekly telephone calls a few months ago it was if we were never separated ( and the beat goes on) I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very unique individual and I feel very fortunate to have known him and the privilege of calling him my...

To the Beisswanger family my deepest condolences and may he Rest In Peace. I remember going Chicago Sting Games with Cal and his family. He was a good man and I know he is in a better place. He always had a smile in his face and was always a happy man. Keep on smiling Cal.

Dear Joy,
hearing about your loss of Cal has deeply saddened me. Looking back to my 13 years on the Wilmot Mountain Ski School Team brings back fond memories of Cal, who ruled with a stern hand but kind heart.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Irmi Strassburger

Joy, Kim and Cal, Jr,
So sorry to hear about Cal's passing. Those years up at Wilmot were so much fun. I always enjoyed talking to him.
You are all in my thoughts, Sue Webber

I was struck by these words in Cal's obituary: "He helped his children and grandchildren to enjoy all the things he did. And most importantly to do them all together as a family."--to add my own thoughts; "and had a big enough heart to share them with thousands of Blizzard kids (and adults) who thought of him as family." Truly a wonderful man and family and truly a life well-lived.

So, to Cal: You will be missed. Safe passage. See you on the other side.

Cal's passing has been another great loss for our family. I'm grateful to have grown up with him around for every occasion throughout my 41 years, and I have so many memories of him. He has definitely kept us entertained throughout the years, and one of the funny memories that always pops into my head is when we had to gather cattails at the lake so that he could try out a recipe for eating them! While it didn't end up being something good to eat, it has always been a great story! I always...

My condolences to Aunt Joy and the rest of the Biesswangers. I am sure Uncle Cal has already found peace in Heaven in the form of a Double Black Diamond or a challenging and beautiful golf course. Rest in Peace.


Cal's Obituary

Calvin E. "Cal" Beisswanger 81 of Oak Brook Il. Beloved husband of Joy nee Hart. Loving father of Cal Jr. and Kimberly (Steve) Miedona. Dear grandfather of C.J., Cailee, Steven and Spencer.Cal's "Epic" Life    His family was the most important thing to him.  He was the most caring, honest, generous person.  He was a wonderful husband, awesome dad, business owner, sailor, fisherman, pilot, hunter, skier, professional certified ski instructor, and a golfer. He helped his children and grandchildren to enjoy all the things he did.  And most importantly to do them all together as a family.Visitation Friday December 30, 2016 at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, Il 3:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 9:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery Oakbrook Terrace, IL  In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society At appreciated

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