Gerald D. “Zeke” Calder, 94, of Holt, Mo., passed away August 11, 2018, at Liberty Hospital.
He was born February 12, 1924, in Kearney, Mo., the son of Mae (Boggess) and John Quincy Calder.
Zeke graduated from Holt High School. On January 7, 1945, he married Rose Marie Albers. He was a veteran of World War II. Zeke worked his entire career at Cook Paint and Varnish Company, North Kansas City, Mo.
Zeke is survived by his two children, Sandy Ferrell (Bob) of Liberty, Mo., and Bob Calder (Carol) of Kearney, Mo., and one sister, Nadine Mendez of Osborne, Mo. He is also survived by granddaughter, Angela Godinez (Tony); great-grandson, Jake Edwards (Lindsey); grandson, Shawn Riley (Leslie) and their children, Zack and Jessica; grandson, Ryan Calder (Lorie) and their children, James, Gillian, and Allison; granddaughter, Courtney Chesser (Carl) and their children, Conan and Carsyn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 70 years, Rose Marie, his parents, and two sisters, Lois Cheek and Sally White.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Fry-Bross Spidle Funeral Home, followed by a service. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in Holt, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Calder, Shawn Riley, Jake Edwards, Zack Riley, Tony Godinez, and Carl Chesser.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know he certainly will be missed. I remember in my younger days when he had cattle and two horses at old grandma Boggess‘s house and I and my brother Danny would ride them, he was so nice to let us do that and we appreciated it greatly. He even taught me how to round up the cattle riding the horse, that was a great lesson for me. My love and thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time, but I know he’s with the Lord.
Joyce Etta (Waters) Lang