Glendale (Glen) Alexander Calkins was born August 20, 1925 at Vona, Colorado to James and Dorothy (McCorkle) Calkins. He passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Belleville at the age of 84 years. On August 25, 1946, he married Lois M. Wells. Glen was the proud father of four sons: Glen Michael, Richard, Brian, and Kevin. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. In the Navy, he was awarded the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Glen worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Fairbury, Nebraska and Belleville. He also worked for the railroad in Shreveport, Louisiana before retiring in 1987. In Louisiana, his co-workers nicknamed him "The Rock" because of his many years with the Rock Island Railroad. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters and a brother. He will be forever remembered by his sister Goldie Fowler of Golden, Colorado; wife Lois of Belleville; his sons and their families: Glen Michael and wife Jackie, their sons Glen, Jr. and Joseph all of Pensecola, Florida; Richard and wife Paula of Belleville, their son Troy (Jana) and children Evan Alexander and Julia Claire of Olathe, KS, daughter Angela Sjogren and children Brianna and Samantha of Concordia, KS; Brian and wife Carol of Milford, their daughter Hope (Paul) Bettes and children Autumn and Thomas James of Wichita, KS, daughter Shannon (Will) Brenneisen and son Justin of Arkansas; Kevin and wife Kathy of Belleville and son Shaun (Lars) of Belleville; many other relatives and friends. Glen was active in the Boy Scout program while his sons were growing up and he loved to fish and bowl. He was truly "The Rock" to his sons and grandchildren. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas with Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Family inurnment will be at a time in the future. Memorials may be directed to the City of Belleville for improvements at Rocky Pond. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas was in charge of these arrangements.