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Donald G. Caldwell

Published On: Apr 16 2014 06:10:26 PM CDT
Donald G. Caldwell

Donald G. Caldwell

Donald G. Caldwell, age 93, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at home. He was born in Bridgeport, WI on Oct. 22, 1920, the son of John Henry and Anna Rose (Patch) Caldwell. Donald served in the Army Air Corp, and married Eunice M. Adams in McGregor, IA on June 5, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2013. Donald had been employed by General Motors for 28 years and retired in 1986. He was a member of the UAW Local 95.

Donald is survived by his 6 children: Don (Diane) Caldwell of Ft. Atkinson, Cynthia Caldwell of Janesville, Cheri Gable of Janesville, Michael (Teresa) Caldwell of Livingston, MT, Diane (Gary) Porter of Wauwatosa, and Crystal Caldwell of Janesville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and 6 siblings.

A Private family service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

The family would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., nurses and staff for the loving care given to their dad.

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call I turned my back, and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now; He set me free.

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