|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1934|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2011|
Calvin Cadwell, age 77 of Russell, passed away at the Prairie Home Hospice House on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Grace First Parish, Russell. Burial was in the Russell City Cemetery.Visitation was 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation continued at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.hamiltonfh.com.
Calvin was born in Russell on Jan. 16, 1934, the ninth child of Ross W. and Nellie Grace (Rask) Cadwell. He was born and raised on a farm on the eastern edge of Russell. It was here that he developed his love of the outdoors and farming. He attended Russell Public School. On March 23, 1952 he was united in marriage to Shirley Hurst at the First Presbyterian Church of Russell. They resided briefly in Marshall and soon returned to rural Russell, where they farmed. In 1963 they purchased the farm that became home to them and their five children. In 1986 Calvin and Shirley moved into Russell.
Calvin loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them, especially his beloved wife Shirley. His devotion was manifested in the loving care he showered upon her. His gift was service and he obtained his greatest satisfaction when he could be serving someone. He was an active church member. He was an elder and served on many committees and assisted with building improvements. He loved making things and was always busy planning and building a new project. Calvin's occupations were carpenter, custodian and, most of all, farmer. His hobbies included coin collecting, bird watching, woodworking, gardening and cheering for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.
Surrounded by his loved ones on Oct. 12, Calvin Ray Cadwell was ushered into the presence of Jesus while at the Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall. He had reached the age of 77 years, eight months and 27 days.
Calvin is survived by his wife Shirley of Russell; four daughters: Terrie (Robert) Stanford of Valley Springs, S.D., Lavonne Johnson of Tracy, Kathy Jacobson of Anoka and Brenda (Scott) Johnson of Russell; one son, Todd (Lynn) of Spicer; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert of Columbia Heights, Merlyn (Marge) of Clara City and Arthur (Muriel) of Marshall and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers and infant son, Russell.
Blessed be the memory of Calvin Cadwell
Source: Obituary Section of Tyler Tribute on October 20, 2011
Shirley Hurst Cadwell (1936 - 2013)
Created by: Kayla Shriver
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
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