Donna Rae (VanHorn) Caldwell

Donna Caldwell


Date: Sat, December 2, 2017
Start time: 1:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza, Waterloo
Arrangements By:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories


Donna Rae (VanHorn) Caldwell

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1-3:00 pm
With a time of sharing beginning at 2:30 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701


At a later date
Garden of Memories
Last Supper
3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA


Donna Rae Caldwell was born December 8, 1937 in Clear Lake, Iowa, daughter of Harley and Lucille (Hanna) VanHorn. She met L. James Caldwell in Mason City and the couple were married in December of 1956.  Donna and Jim moved to Waterloo for his employment where they raised three sons and a daughter.  She was a very talented lady with a love for crafts.  Donna was also “The Best Cook” and her pastries were legendary among her family.  She loved peanut butter and onion sandwiches which was a staple diet for her great-grandfather’s family of 14 children and remained a family favorite.

Donna passed away at Manor Care of Waterloo on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the age of 79 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gene VanHorn; and a sister, Maxine Colstrup.  Donna is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jim; 3 sons:  Dale Caldwell, Lonny Caldwell, and Todd Caldwell all of Waterloo; a daughter, Jill Lancaster of Mendota Heights, MN; 2 brothers, Ben (Eva) VanHorn of Columbus, WI and Jack VanHorn of Northwood, IA; a sister, Anita (Harvey) of Texas; 9 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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