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Randall Herman Caldwell


Randall Herman Caldwell, 88, of Bunker Hill, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at 8:18 a.m.

He was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Mattoon, to Elwood Caldwell and Jessie Patrick Caldwell.

He married Joy Lee Mansholt Caldwell.

He was a veteran of the US Navy during Korea.

He was a retired operating engineer for Local 520 and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 520.  He was former road commissioner for Dorchester Township.

His favorite saying was “Oh My.”

He is survived by his spouse, Joy Caldwell of Bunker Hill; children, Randall Caldwell of Licking, MO, Melody Smith of Bunker Hill, Jessica (Dennis) Berry of Moro; step children, Carl (Marisol) Dittmaier of Corpus Christi, TX, Andy Dittmaier of Indianapolis, IN, David (Julia) Dittmaier of Gillespie; grandchildren, Randy, Hannah, Shafer, Haley, Robert, Kasie, Sylvia; great-grandchildren or “his little people,” Hunter, Sierra, Malachy, Nicolie, Jadalyn, Jorrel, Jayleyah, Averi, Rusty, Maddie, Reese, Nolan, Loca, Zion; five great great grandchildren; brothers, Melvin (Josephine) Caldwell of Sacramento, CA, Wayne (Frances) Caldwell of Alton.

Randall was preceded in death by his parents; first spouse, Georgia Combs Caldwell and great grandson, Isaac Smith.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet, PO Box 53, Benld, IL 62009.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.