Graveside services for John A. Caler, 88, of Homedale, who
died Friday, March 20, at a Boise nursing home, will be held
at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilder Cemetery.
Pastor Michael Baugher of the Homedale Seventh-day
Adventist Church will officiate under the direction of Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Caler was born Oct.26, 1898, at Mapleton, Kan., to
Benjamin F. and Amanda Shippey Caler. He was raised in Kansas
and moved to Washington state, where he worked in the
shipyards during World War I. He homesteaded in the
Marsing-Homedale area in 1937. In 1945 he moved to Colorado,
where he worked in the gold and silver mines. He returned to
Homedale in 1947, where he had since resided.
He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Clason of The
Dalles, Ore., and Donna Geissler of Quito, Ecuador; two sons,
Ben Caler Sr. of Homedale and Donald D. Caler of Boise; a
sister, Marie Bishop of Yates Center, Kan.; numerous
grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by six brothers, five
sisters, two daughters, a son and a grandson.
Friends may call at the Dakan chapel from 5 to 8