Gay Caldwell


Gay Caldwell of West Union dies Feb. 13

Gaylord A. Caldwell, 77, of West Union died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point.

A private family service and burial will be held at a later date.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of arrangements.

Gaylord Allen “Gay” Caldwell was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Cedar Rapids to Oliver and Jessie (Doran) Caldwell.

He graduated from Independence High School in 1954.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from September 1956 until September 1958.

On May 21, 1960, Gay was united in marriage with Linda Dennis in Fayette.

He worked for Dessel-Roach Floor Covering of West Union for over 40 years.

When Gay wasn’t working or fishing, he could be found at home in his recliner, either sleeping or watching sports. He especially enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Gay was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; a daughter, Terri; a grandson; 10 brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by his children Alan “A.C.” Caldwell, Teresa (Brady Frye) Yauslin, Aric Caldwell and Audie Caldwell, all of West Union; two brothers-in-law, David Dennis and Richard Dennis; two sisters-in-law, Marian Harford and Anna Dennis; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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