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Gary E. Caldwell

Apr 30, 2014

The Rev. Gary E. Caldwell, 82, Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant. The Revs. Alan Scarfe and Carl D. Mann will officiate. Burial will be at the columbarium of St. Michael’s Church following the Mass with military honors conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. There will be no visitation at the Kimzey Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the Guild of All Souls and may be left at the funeral home.

He was born May 4, 1931, in Mt. Pleasant, and was the son of Edward Paschal and Macil (Kinney) Caldwell. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1949. He enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and English in 1953. He entered the U.S. Army on July 17, 1953. He served as a Postal Clerk in the 28th Army Base Post Office in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a Private First Class on June 3, 1955. He remained as an Army Reservist for eight years following his honorable discharge. He also worked as a surveyor for Henry County. He received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1960, from the General Theological Seminary in New York City, N.Y. He was then ordained as a priest of the Episcopal Church at St. Michael’s Church in Mt. Pleasant.

He was a missionary priest of the Episcopal Church in the West Indies. He then operated the print shop at Iowa Wesleyan College. He also served as a supply priest for the dioceses of Iowa and Quincy, Ill.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alan Caldwell.

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