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Margaret Calsyn

January 26, 1923 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 94)

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May 22, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory
580 E. Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254

Funeral Mass
May 23, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Malachy Catholic Church
595 E. Ogden Ave
Geneseo, Illinois 61254


Margaret O. Calsyn


Margaret O. Calsyn, 94, of Geneseo passed away Tuesday, May 16th 2017 at Hammond Henry Long Term Care Unit in Geneseo. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo, Father Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will follow in the North Cemetery in Geneseo. Visitation will be Monday, May 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo. Memorials may be left in her memory to the Margaret Calsyn Memorial Fund.


Margaret was born January 26, 1923, the daughter of Adiel Verplaetse and Helene Vanderkerckhove, in Munson Township in rural Geneseo. She married Andrew A. Calsyn on June 30th 1945 in Geneseo, he passed away in 2006. Margaret was employed at the Hammond Henry Hospital in the laundry department for 27 years, as well as assisted Andrew with farming in rural Geneseo. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, Altar & Rosary Society. During World War II, Margaret helped assemble tail sections for the war planes at John Deere Forge in East Moline. Margaret enjoyed embroidery, reading, and baking.


Those left to cherish her memory include her son Dale (Janice) Calsyn of Oswego, IL; her daughters: Betty (Gordon) Bodeen of Geneseo, Helen (John) Garwood of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary (Ron) Ryman of Geneseo, IL; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


Margaret was preceded in death by; her parents, Adiel and Helene, her husband Andrew, and 2 brothers: George and Alfred Verplaeste.

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