Funeral services for Alfred George Kadel, 97, of
Caldwell, who died Monday, April 30, 1990, at a
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.
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
He married Freda Evans
Nov. 26, 1919, in
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
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,
He was a devoted husband and father and for many years
remembered each of his grandchildren on birthdays with a token
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
He was preceded in death by a brother, a half sister
and a daughter, Shirley Murray, in 1969.
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.