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Calvin Cadwell
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1934
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2011
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA

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

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
Family links: 
  Ross W. Cadwell (1889 - 1970)
  Nellie Grace Rask Cadwell (1892 - 1968)
  Shirley Hurst Cadwell (1936 - 2013)
  Russell Cadwell (1966 - 1966)*
  Dorothy Grace Cadwell (1924 - 1924)*
  Richard Lee Cadwell (1927 - 1998)*
  Calvin Cadwell (1934 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Apr 22, 2012
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We miss you very much, PaPa
- James and family
 Added: May. 8, 2013

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