Benjamin P. Calvin, 25, of Marine, Illinios, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at his residence. Ben was born on March 18, 1992 in Clayton, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Kathryn Esterlein; and his paternal grandfather, Paul Calvin.Ben is survived by his parents, Scott and Sarah (Esterlein) Calvin in Marine, IL; siblings, Brandon Calvin and Amanda Calvin, both of Collinsville, IL; maternal grandfather, Ray Esterlein of Collinsville, IL; paternal grandmother, Jerilyn Calvin-Howard of Maryville, IL; his extended family of Brooke Vesci, Trevor Dodds, and Kyle Weinmann; one nephew, Leo Dodds and one niece, Ally Calvin, both of Collinsville; many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and his adored pets, Dingo, Benny, Trixy, Frieda, and Lucy.
Ben was a 2010 graduate of Metro East Lutheran High School. Following graduation, he enlisted with the Army and was trained as an Intelligence Analyst. He served in that capacity on both active duty, in the Army Reserves, and with his civilian employer; BAE Systems. Above all, Ben was a devout Christian and patriot who loved his country dearly.