Samuel W. Caswell


Samuel W. Caswell, age 80, of Faribault, died on Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Henry L. Doyle officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault, with veteran's military rites provided by Central Veterans Association.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. and also on Friday for one hour prior to the service.

Samuel Walter, the son of Sam Z. and Elvira (Knoepke) Caswell, was born on August 31, 1930 in Faribault. He served in the United States Air Force and married Betty Jean L. Sommer on February 21, 1953 at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault. He was formerly employed by Mahler Hardware and the Faribault Regional Center, both of Faribault. Sam was an avid hunter, fisherman, woodworker and he loved sports, especially Gopher basketball. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean; four children, David Caswell of Phoenix, AZ, Tom Caswell, Darlene (and Jeff) Dawald and Barbara Budahl, all of Faribault; seven grandchildren, Shannon Griffin, Cory (and Jackie) Jenson, Angie Caswell (and Russ Davis), Stephanie Caswell, Cassi Budahl, Ryan Dawald and Chris Dawald; five great grandchildren, Christafer Davis, Lindsey Davis, Alex Weber, Patrick Budahl and Jax Jenson; one brother, Jim Caswell of Owatonna; one sister, Delores Meixner of Pine River; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Franklin Caswell in infancy; Robert "Bobby" Caswell, Lucy Benson and Kenny Caswell.

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Name: Carol Schmitz Ernste
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011


Sam was my softball coach in the summers right after high school (1959). He was always full of energy, very kind to us young girls. Our team wanted to win and he was there to encourage us. Thank you, Sam, for the memories.

Name: Sherri Karl Carter
Date: Monday December 20, 2010


Dear Sam, may you rest in peace. I am grateful for the moments we shared when you shared with me your hunting memories with my dad (Brian Miller), when you showed me the beautiful furniture that you restored and when you shared with me your love of Native American culture. While the moments you shared with me were brief, they will never be forgotten. Happy Hunting!!