Edward Caswell
Friday
30
October

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton St.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
(660) 647-2125
Friday
30
October

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton St.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
(660) 647-2125
Friday
30
October

Interment

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
Rusche Family Cemetery
702 NE Hwy V
Calhoun, Missouri, United States

Obituary of Edward Caswell

Edward Shaw Caswell, 77, of Knob Noster, MO., died early Monday morning, October 26, 2020, at his home. He was born November 26, 1942, in Pasadena, California, the son of Edward Shaw Caswell and June Elizabeth (Lasher) Caswell. On May 31, 1986, in Platte Clove, New York, he married Martha Ellen Hommel and she survives of the home. During his first marriage to Sandra Ventura his daughter, Stacy Lee Rusche was born. Ed graduated from Hunter-Tannersville-Central High School in New York in 1960. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in education. He took his commission into the United States Army and served several overseas tours. He volunteered to serve twice during the Vietnam War and received numerous accommodations and medals, including the Bronze Star. While stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he retired in 1986 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service. He and his daughter relocated back to Tannersville, NY. When the school year ended Ed, Stacy, and Martha moved to Knob Noster where he sold insurance, managed the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Sedalia, and worked for Pathways Behavioral Healthcare. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed the history of World War II, Vietnam War, and Native American Indian history. He was concerned with the preservation of history through museums and wanted every child to have the opportunity to learn history in this way. He was a Girl Scout troop leader and his grandfather and father were Masons. He loved hunting, target shooting, and was a member of the NRA. He was a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights and law enforcement. A strategic thinker, he enjoyed historical “Wargames,” especially Advanced Squad Leader and intellectual conversations. He was a good cook and loved to barbeque, kept a beautiful flower garden, and enjoyed the music of Waylon Jennings. He had a special connection with each of his granddaughters and the family enjoyed many water park swimming trips and shopping trips together. He was a member of the Protestant faith. In addition to his wife Martha, survivors include his daughter Stacy Rusche (David), Calhoun, MO; step-son, Mark Hommel, Elka Park, NY; 3 granddaughters, Amanda Egbert, Jessica Egbert, and Trinity Egbert; a brother, Craig Caswell (Susan), Scotrun, PA; and several nieces, nephews, a great-niece, and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Caswell (Marlene). Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. David Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Rusche Family Cemetery, Calhoun, MO. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Knob Noster Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance District, or the Knob Noster Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.
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