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Gerald McCalley

Gerald Raymond "Jerry" McCalley

Monday, March 26th, 1934 - Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” R. McCalley, 85, of Independence, IA died Monday June 3, 2019 at St. MercyOne – Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA.

He was born on March 26, 1934 at his family home in Independence, IA the son of Durward A. and Josephine (Knudson) McCalley. He graduated from the Independence High School in 1952, and enlisted in the US Navy, serving until his discharge on November 7, 1956. He returned to Independence and was married to Joan M Schmitt on July 13, 1957. The couple moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Jerry attended Coe College; he later transferred to the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA. While attending College in Cedar Falls, and after his graduation; he taught at the Mental Health Institute in Independence, IA., then moved to Minonk, IL, and was employed with the Minonk State Bank. In 1968 the family moved to Hanover, IL where he became the President of the Hanover Bank. In 1976 he returned to Independence, Iowa and became employed with Security Sate Bank, rising to the position of Vice-President.

Jerry was a member and former Grand Knight of the St. Pius 10th Knights of Columbus, the St. John’s Parish Financial Board, and several breakfast clubs. He enjoyed golf, fishing, skiing, woodworking and building furniture. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years Joan M. McCalley, three children; Kevin (Melanie) McCalley, Riverside, CA, Staci (Jeff) Holden, Pierre, SD, and Chris (Maria) McCalley, Illinois City, IL. Six Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren, a sister; Shirley (Jack) Russell, Little Falls, MN., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Durward and Josephine McCalley.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence with Rev. Paul McManus officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends may call from 3 to 6 PM Sunday at the Reiff Family Center’s Funeral Home in Independence where a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 6 PM.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, June 10th, 2019 | 8:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, June 10th, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, June 10th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, June 10th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. John's Catholic Church
    Address
    209 5th Ave NE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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    Officiant
    Rev. Paul McManus
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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Affiliations

  • Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree
  • US Navy

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David Reitz

Posted at 04:44pm
I walked into the bank one day to cash a check and Jerry called me into his office. He looked at me and said "you should borrow $500. It would be good for your credit rating." I told him I had no idea how to apply for a loan so he asked a few questions and typed my answers on a piece of paper. When he was done he had me sign it and chastised me very sternly to make sure I stopped by each month and made a payment. Then he put the $500 into my account. I made those payments as scheduled, every one of them. I was 17. I have often passed on his recommendation to others because the advice has served me well. My credit rating has seldom dipped down to the 800 mark in the almost 50 years since I took out that loan.
 
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Forever Grateful Posted at 07:49pm

Back in 1979, I was 17 years old. I graduated in January and held jobs at both WVC and the Hotel Pinicon. My bank (the bank that my family and employers had used for decades) refused to give me a car loan without a co-signer. There was no chance that my parents would co-sign for me. I walked across the street and asked for a loan officer. Mr. McCalley welcomed me into his office. He asked about my jobs, who I hung around with, the amount I had saved up and my future plans. He said he would trust me and gave me a loan without a co-signer. From that loan, I had an excellent credit rating by age 19. I have never forgotten how Mr. McCalley trusted me. A few times when I saw him in the past 40 years at community dinners, I took a few moments to introduce myself and to thank him for helping get my first car and starting me on successful financial path.
JJ

John A Albright Jr.

Posted at 08:55am
Remember Jerry as we grew up in the same neighborhood. He was A very good football player in high school.
 
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leanne Posted at 03:26pm

He'll be missed. Always had the historical society in mind - 1970's was treasurer and later donated many items that we have on display.
TC

travis cleveland

Posted at 03:56pm
Years ago, we crossed paths with Jerry frequently and enjoyed those encounters very much, now feel a sense of loss at his passing, but appreciative for having had the opportunity to know him.
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Dixie Hansen

Posted at 03:33pm
I know Gerald McCalley from the Security bank in Independence- he was very friendly & helpful. Will miss him around Independence. Prayers for all who loved him during this time of grieving.
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