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Our beloved Danny left us unexpectedly Sunday morning, June 30, 2013 to be with Jesus.
Daniel David Caulfield
Daniel David Caulfield was born in Chehalis, WA on September 7, 1950 to Hilda Ella (Behnk) Caulfield and John Thomas Caulfield.
Daniel was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Kay (Caulfield) Walker and his father, John Thomas Caulfield.
Daniel is survived by
his wife, Kay; son, Tyler Caulfield and significant other, Tara Klasse (children, Landon and Tylah); son, Cory (Deanna) Caulfield
with expected son, Jaxon
Nathan Tyler Caulfield; daughter, April Pierce
and fiancé, Russel
Helena Pierce and Charlotte Hicks. He also leaves
behind his mother, Hilda Caulfield; sister, Sharon (Carey) Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daniel grew up in the logging town of Shelton, WA. The family moved to Monroe in 1965. Daniel graduated from Monroe High School in 1969, and shortly thereafter in 1970 was drafted into the U.S. Army. He attended boot camp at Fort Lewis, WA, AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and was then promptly deployed to Phan Thiet, Vietnam where he spent the next year working as a heavy equipment operator, mechanic and engineer. Dan and his comrades of Delta Company, 864th Engineer's Battalion were responsible for building the QL-1 highway across Vietnam. After returning from his tour of duty in Nam, he and wife Kay, moved to Savannah, GA where Daniel worked as a heavy equipment mechanic/operator at Hunter Air Force Base until the end of the war.
Dan worked the trades out of high school; working for the Burlington Northern and Milwaukee Way Rail Roads. He worked the Bridge & Building (B & B) crew for nine years and made a career change to Shipwright & Joining for many more years working as the carpentry shop foreman at Foss Shipyard and then on to Fisherman's Boat Shop, GLY, General Construction, etc. until vestment and beyond. He then made another career change to Pile Bucking and worked many years out of Pile Driver's Union Local 2396 until vestment and many years for Dawson's Pile Driving in Lake Stevens.
Services will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, where Kay and Daniel are members, in Lake Stevens, on Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m. with a Reception to follow. Graveside services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Lewis Benson of Ebenezer. Address for Tahoma, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA, (425) 413-9614, Ebenezer, 2111-117th Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA, (425) 334-0421.
Dan will be remembered for his many years of service in shepherding veterans through the disability claims processes. Numerous veterans have benefited from his unending, tireless efforts. On many occasions Dan has been referred to as an angel. Had he not already earned his wings, he certainly has them now. Danny was a wonderful father not only to his own three children and grandchildren but to many other youngsters as well. He was a terrific and devoted husband. Kay and Dan just celebrated forty-three years of marriage. They were married June 6, 1970.
Job well done Danny Boy!
Published in The Herald (Everett) on July 7, 2013