Eunice M. Caldwell, Janesville, WI

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

December 30, 2013

Eunice M. Caldwell, age 85, of Janesville, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fennimore, and was the daughter of Leon T. and Cleo M. Adams. She graduated from Boscobel High School in 1947, and was active in band. Eunice married Donald G. Caldwell in Marquette, IA, on June 5, 1948. She had been employed by Mercy Hospital, and retired in 1991.

Eunice is survived by her husband, Donald Caldwell; six children: Don (Diane) Caldwell, Jr. of Fort 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; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leon Adams; and sister, Virginia Mathews.

A Private Family Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

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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