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Information for Alfred George Kadel

26 January, 1893 - 30 April, 1990

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Alfred Kadel

    Funeral services for Alfred George Kadel, 97, of Caldwell, who died Monday, April 30, 1990, at a Boise nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with the Rev. Stephen Brown of the Treasure Valley Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Caldwell, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with Masonic Lodge Rites by Mount Moriah No. 39 AF & AM, Caldwell.
    Mr. Kadel was born Jan. 26, 1893, at Victor, Mitchell County, Kan., a son of John Nicholas and Lillian Gatewood Kadel.  He attended school in Beloit, Kan.  He was a veteran of World War I and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in the U.S. Marines, 5th Division in 1918 and 1919.  He fought in the St. Mihiel Offensive in France, in two Meuse-Argonne Offensives in the march to the Rhine and the Occupation American Bridge Head in Germany.  He married Freda Evans Nov. 26, 1919, in Beloit.  The family lived on a farm near Victor, Kan., until moving to a farm near Notus, Idaho, in 1939.  They moved to Caldwell in 1946, and the couple celebrated 54 years of marriage before Freda's death in 1973.  Mr. Kadel worked for many years at the John Deere Implement Co. parts manager in Caldwell.  He loved sports and enjoyed many hours of golf after his retirement.  He helped with the construction of the Purple Sage Golf Course in Caldwell.  He married Iva Hammons in Caldwell Dec. 29, 1975.  She died Dec. 19, 1989.
    He was a devoted husband and father and for many years remembered each of his grandchildren on birthdays with a token monetary gift.
    He was a 69-year member of the Glen Elder Lodge No. 294 AF & AM of Glen Elder, Kan., and a member of the El Korah Shrine Temple of Boise.  He was also a member of the Veterans of World War I and the Caldwell Senior Citizens.
    He is survived by his children, Marjorie Kadel of Caldwell, Lloyd and Ethel Kadel of Paul, Idaho, Kermit and Rosa Kadel of Notus, Donald and Bernice Kadel, Lois and Doyle McPherson, all of Caldwell, Mary Anne and Bob Hammons of McCall, Herbert and Blanche Kadel of Boise, Gerald and Mary Kadel of Belmont, Calif., Barbara and Wilbur Shell of Portland, Ore., Alfred, Jr. and Susie Kadel, Judith and Gerald Cope, all of Meridian; a son-in-law, John Murray of Nampa; a stepson, Junior Hammons of Portland, a brother, Herbert R. Kadel of Glendale, Calif.; a sister, Kathryn Zutavern of Ellenton, Fla.; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, a half sister and a daughter, Shirley Murray, in 1969.  
    The family suggests memorials be made to Shriner's Crippled Children Hospital, Fairfax and Virginia St., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103; or the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, 204 Fort Place, Boise, Idaho 83705.
    Friends may call Thursday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.


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