Donations may be sent to: Adopt An Angel, St. Rose of Lima Church, 504 S. 3rd St, DeSoto, MO 63020
Jerry F. Caldwell, known as "Geronimo", entered into rest on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. Jerry was born on May 28, 1930 in Crystal City, Missouri to Frank J. and Mary L (Gendron) Caldwell. He had served in the Army from 1948 to 1969 when he retired. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and received several medals; Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, the United Nations Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. He married his loving wife of almost 60 years, Geraldine M. (Layton) Caldwell on September 2, 1951 at Scott Air Force
Base. Jerry loved his animals, was a Cardinal baseball fan and liked to listen to Swap Shop.
He is survived by Geraldine; sons: Jasper (Ida) Caldwell of Baldwin, MO and William (Pat) Sulls of Huntsville, AL; a brother, Wade Caldwell of Festus; granddaughters: Ronna, Courtney, and Nicole; and great-granddaughter, Cassidy Skye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Robert Buatte and Jasper Caldwell; sisters: Clementine Medley, Veda Jackson, and Sarah Caldwell.
The memorial service will be officiated by Fr. Alexander Anderson.