Dennis C. Caldwell

Apr 12, 2021
Caldwell, Dennis


11:00 AM Monday, April 19 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. 4th St. Waterloo


One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo with military rites by the United States Air Force and the Evansdale AMVETS.


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Dennis C. Caldwell, 76 of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital on Monday, April 12, 2021.

He was born on March 26, 1945, in Waterloo, IA, son of Buster and Dorothy Burkett Caldwell. He graduated from East High School in 1963. Dennis served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam, receiving an Honorable Discharge. He married Judith Marshall; they later divorced. Later, he married Reba Hill, they later divorced.

Dennis worked as a department store manager for Sears and Roebuck for 30 years until his retirement in 1999. He is survived by his children: Craig (Carolyn) Caldwell‚ Kansas City‚ MO; Wardell (Michele) Hooks‚ Kansas City‚ MO, and Shawna (Damon) Roath‚ Kansas City‚ MO; 11 grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Mariah Askew‚ Lake Cormorant‚ MS., and Bobbie Jean Frazier‚ Memphis‚ TN; brother, James Strong, Waterloo.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Philip Caldwell Sr.

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    April 21, 2021   Caldwell Family c/o Locke Funeral Home   TO THE FAMILY OF DENNIS C. CALDWELL:  

    With heartfelt sympathy, the family of New Life Christian Ministries extends our condolences and prayers to you in the loss of your loved one.  Scripture says “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).  Cherish your precious memories of time spent together.  May God’s tender care and the kindness of family and friends continue to be a comfort to you.  Know that He keeps you safe and walks with you.   Shadows sometimes fall on life’s journey, but God promises “beauty for ashes.”  Cast your cares upon Him for He cares for you.  We will keep your family uplifted in prayer.  May God grant you peace.  We are available in whatever service we can render.  We love you and God does too.                           

    Yours in Christ,                                                                                                          Brian Irby                                              Phyllis Gaines Brian Irby,                      Pastor                                                   Church Clerk  

    “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”  1st Thessolonians: 5:16-18.

  2. Faith Temple Baptist Church | Apr 19, 2021

    To the family of Dennis Caldwell,

    We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your loved one.  We are reminded of the Word of God that assures us that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. 

    Therefore, we bow in humble submission to the will of God.  He has chosen Brother Dennis Caldwell to leave this world of pain, sorrow, and tears to come upon high to be with Jesus where there will be joy and peace forever. 

    To family and friends, may you feel God’s presence as we pray for your heart to be comforted through this difficult time. Done by the order of Faith Temple Baptist Church ABC-USA, its pastoral staff, official board and members on this 19th day of April in the year of our Lord 2020.  

    Dr. Rev Belinda Creighton-Smith, Pastor                                                                  Sis Maxine Davis, Correspondence Secretary

  3. Quintin Frazier | Apr 19, 2021


    Thank You for accepting and loving me. I appreciate the times we spent together when I used to come up to Waterloo to visit granddad and the family. I remember you taking me out to Sears where you worked.  Many, many fond memories. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Love, Your nephew Quintin

  4. Charlotte Gafeney | Apr 18, 2021

    CONDOLENCE     1 Thess. 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.     


    To the family of Dennis C. Caldwell,

    We, the Family of Gift of Life Church want to assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We know the same God who has helped you with past trials, will be ever present during this one as well.

    May you find assurance in His word, strength in His presence and comfort in His love.  We will be praying for you, and trusting that God will be your portion and help, as well as comfort your entire family.  

    Yours in Christ,


    Bishop Brian E. Hill, Sr. Pastor Judeda Hill and the Gift of Life Family

  5. Lemarc Frazier | Apr 17, 2021

    Uncle Dennis, I will forever cherish those memories we shared when I stayed with granddad and grandma there in Iowa in my youth. I'm so grateful you had the opportunity to visit us in Memphis during my adulthood with my family, wife, and son. You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace Unk. Love Peewee and family 


  6. Phyllis Burton | Apr 17, 2021

    Dennis I'm really going to miss you

    You were always so laid back with quick witt

    and zings and that cool pimp walk you made me

    smile and laugh and now I cry

    Hug Phillip for me I love and miss you both



  7. Bobbie Frazier | Apr 16, 2021
    To my beloved brother, I will miss our talks together and telling each other, I LOVE YOU. My heart aches knowing that you're not here, but I know I will see you on the other side. May God bless and keep our family during our loss. Your sister Bobbie Frazier. 
  8. Wanda Jones | Apr 16, 2021
    The Dean Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5100 Dean Road, Lake Cormorant,MS offers deep words of sympathy to the entire Caldwell Family especially Mrs. Mariah C.Askew.  Mrs. Askew is a life long member at Dean Hill and President of our Seniors Ministry. We share in your loss of both brothers, Mr. Philip Caldwell and now, Mr. Dennis Caldwell. Always refreshing and encouraging are the words of our Savior Jesus,in John Chapter 14 as he spoke to the disciples saying, " Let not your heart be troubled". Pastor Anthony Bryant, Senior Pastor and Lead Servant. Minister Nathaniel Partee, Sr., Assistant Pastor and Senior Ministry Leader and Advisor.
  9. Jean Draude | Apr 15, 2021

    i worked with Denny at sears. He always had that great smile and a hello. 
    May he rest in please and may his family find strength and courage these next days 

    Thanks Denny for being a great guy. RIP

  10. Walt and JoeAnn | Apr 14, 2021

    Sending heartfelt love and condolences from your family in Detroit

    Fish, JoeAnn and the Kids

  11. Chevonne Burkett | Apr 14, 2021
    I would like to extend my heart felt sympathies to all of my family. I wish I could of made it there to see my beloved cousin before his transition, but thank god i was able to talk to him and tell him how much I loved him.  To lose Phillip and Dennis has been so devastating to our families.  To his children and the rest of the family I pray for comfort and healing in this time of great sorrow. Tell one another how much you love them and help eachother through the pain. My brother Charles Burkett jr. Is in the hospital with covid fighting for his life as well so please pray for him too. I love all of you my precious cousins Chevonne (sissy) Burkett.
  12. Sue mae | Apr 14, 2021
    will be missed

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