Calvin Tjaden

Calvin R. Tjaden, 78, of Cedar Rapids died Friday, July 2, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Iowa Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Todd (Rio), and Scott and his significant other, Maria, all of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, William (Nancy) of Jewell and Dave (Carol) of Waterloo; and two step-sons, Jenuz Rojas of Florida and Jairuz Rojas of Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Amber Simmons, and Jasmine and Michaela Tjaden; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cal was born July 27, 1942 in Elizabeth, IL, the son of William and Pearl (Gisselbracht) Tjaden. Cal was a limo driver for Diamond Limousine in the Cedar Rapids area for several years and proudly served in the Army overseas.

He enjoyed his time with his grandchildren as well as traveling to Florida to visit family. He will forever be remembered as a great father, grandfather, brother and friend. Please leave a message or tribute to the Tjaden family on the Iowa Cremation web page,, under Obituaries.