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Donald B. “Don” Caudill

September 28, 2013

Donald B. “Don” Caudill, 74, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

He was born August 15, 1939 at UZ, KY., the son of Boyd and Mella S. Kelley Caudill.  Don grew up in Kentucky and served in the United States Marine Corp.  He graduated from the Topeka Barber College.

Mr. Caudill was a barber for 36 years and owned and operated Joe’s Barber Shop in Topeka.  He was a member of the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church, the Marine Corp League and Post No. 400 of the American Legion in Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Debbie and sisters Patsy and Sheila.

On October 20, 1991 he was united in marriage to Clarita Young Tollefson at St. Marys.  She survives of the home.  Other survivors include sons, Scott, Jeff (Sandra), Richie (Michelle) and Steve (Dawnita); daughters, Kim and Amy (Doug); his brother Richard; a sister, Phyllis and grandchildren, Josh, Will, Ashley, Kristen, Alyssa, Jesse, Gino, Haley, Erik, Andrew, Adam, Chris and Mike

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M.Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Mr. Caudill will lie in state after 2:00 P.M.Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the funeral home where there will be a visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  Interment with military services will be in the ValleyViewCemetery, St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church or Midland Hospice House and sent in care of the funeral home.

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5 thoughts on “Donald B. “Don” Caudill

  1. Steve, Dawnita & Family,
    Was so sorry to read of the passing of Don. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. Please accept our sincerest of sympathies in your loss.
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilb

  2. Clarita, i am sorry to hear of the passing of DC…That is the nickname the kids gave him when he was the barber in North Topeka…he was a very dear friend and love to me…my thoughts are with you and the family in this time of sorrow….

  3. Rich and family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
    Margie Pressgrove

  4. So very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you go through this most difficult time. Keep those memories with you forever as no one could ever take those away from you.

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