Theodore ''Ted'' Joseph Calmes
July 23, 1946 - October 14, 2002
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Friday 10/18, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Friday 10/18, 5:00 pm
St. Mary Cemetery Appleton
2121 W Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 734-3259 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Calmes, Theodore J. ‚ÄúTed‚Äù Appleton Age 56, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by family, at Appleton Medical Center on Monday, October 14, 2002. He was born to the late Joseph and Ann (Streur) Calmes on July 24, 1946, in Appleton. He married Margaret Landreman in Kaukauna on June 19, 1971. Ted loved to…

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Kira left a message on April 6, 2009:
If I Knew If I knew it would be the last time That I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly And pray the Lord, your sould to keep. If I knew it would be the last time That I'd see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss And call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, So I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute To stop and say "I love you," Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, So I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow To make up for an oversight, And we always get a second chance To make everything just right. There will always be another day To say "I love you," And certainly there's another chance To say our "Anything I can do?" But just in case I might be wrong, And today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you And I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to any one, Young or old alike, And today may be the last chance You get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, Why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, You'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time For a smile, a hug, or a kiss And you were to busy to grant some one, What turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, And whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them And that you'll always hold them dear Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, You'll have no regrets today. ~Unknown. Uncle Ted, It has almost been a year since you left us to be with our Lord. I think of you very often, and miss you dearly. I keep reminding myself that not only are you in no more pain, but you are up there, with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Terry, and Great Aunt Helen, just partying away. Telling stories and jokes, sharing that boisterous laugh we all miss hearing. I will always love you, Uncle Ted!
Kay Rankel left a message on April 6, 2009:
All of us Berry Lakers will miss that laugh...that loud, infectious laugh that will continue to "echo" over Berry Lake. We\'ll miss you Ted...you were a great friend and neighbor. Kay and Joe Gamsky
Ryan D. Schoultz left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dedicated to Ted Calmes Written by Ryan Schoultz Since you\'ve been gone everyone\'s a mess You left so quickly, now all we see is dark wilderness You left us too soon... why did you leave so fast? But I guess you\'re not suffering, you\'ve found peace at last This is the time when we need you more and more Now we don\'t know what to do, we don\'t have anything to pray for You were so precious, so gentle and so kind If I could only get you back, your pain would be mine If God only knew how loved you were He would not have taken you, you would have been with us forever We always did say that you were one of a kind Maybe God has heavenly plans for you, pondering in his mind He\'ll take care of you up there in the sky He\'ll look down upon us and see that we\'re wondering... why? He took you so soon without us saying good-bye I guess he knew that we\'ll see you again; Singing with the angels on high Every minute, we think about you Wondering if we\'re all going to make it through Wondering what it would be like if you were still with us In body and full But we know that you\'re not only in our hearts But in our mourning souls... We\'ll soon see each other; it\'s just around the bend All we need is some one to show us how to live again Because we don\'t know what we have until everything is gone All we have to do is be happy that you\'re not in misery; But singing your joyful song... We all feel like screaming or just sitting down to softly cry But we will be there soon, so our tears you can dry The day He took you we will never forget... We all thought you made it; our minds were all set This loss is filling us with pain and sorrow We can\'t have you today... but we will remember tomorrow We\'ll sail away like a ship in the sea Because we all know now, that this is meant to be It kills all of us, I know it does But it\'s time we set you free... like wings on a dove Go and have glory, for the rest of your days These tears will dry in the sun\'s hot rays... Now it seems that we\'re to an end Remember that we will always be friends Tomorrow is coming and yesterday is through Remember in your heart, that we are always with you We love you so, you know that we do So, we\'ll see you in heaven... our love to you.
Therese Magnus-Wang left a message on April 6, 2009:
Days and nights blend into one As we wish we had --- One More Hour One More Day But the Lord had other plans With a twinkle and a grin You faced the pain and grief life had to give That\'s what I learned from you. But for now... Days and nights blend into one As we wish we had --- One More Hour One More Day But the Lord had other plans. With a twinkle and a laugh (oh, that laugh) You were quiet about the pain You were strong to the very end. That\'s what I learned from you. But for now ... Days and nights blend into one As we wish we had --- One More Hour One More Day But the Lord had other plans. Your work here is done And we\'ll cry for a while But trust you\'re watching over all and keep the lessons learned Until the day... But for now, Days and nights blend into one as we wish we had One More Hour One More Day with you. All my love and prayers. Therese
Aunt Purk left a message on April 6, 2009:
I remember the day you were born. I was at Girl Scout Camp and your Mom called to tell me that you had arrived what great joy you brought. Even as a baby you had that great smile and a happy laugh. I especially remember how you liked your grandpa\'s new Studebaker. You called it the front back car as the front looked almost the same as the back. Then as I got older and took you to high school on my way to work, how you brightened each day with a joke. God now has you in the palm of his hand. With tears and sorrow it\'s time to say so long until we meet again. Love you always and forever.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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