David L. Calderwood, 92, a native of Arcadia, Iowa, passed away on November 3, 2012, at his home in Beaumont, Texas. A graveside service and interment will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2013, at Westside Cemetery, Westside, Iowa. David was born near Denison, Iowa, on September 10, 1920, to Seth W. and Hattie M. (Macumber) Calderwood. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1938 and entered the Civilian Conservation Corps, then the United State Maritime Service, and Merchant Marine Operator's School at Gallups Island near Boston. He traveled the world in the Merchant Marine from 1942 to 1945 as radio operator on the S.S. Marymar and S.S. Cape Comfort. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State College, now Iowa State University in 1949 and 1952, respectively. David spent most of his career with the United States Department of Agriculture in College Station, then Beaumont, Texas, where he conducted research on conditioning and storage of rice. Upon retirement in 1984, he traveled extensively throughout the world, held memberships in numerous organizations, actively supported the Iowa State University Alumni Association, and played golf as much as possible. He was also devoted to his family. David was preceded in death by his parents; two siblings and their spouses, Wayne and Bonnie Calderwood of Ames and Ada and Robert Phillips of Perry; brothers-in-law, Robert Zednichek of Marshalltown and Robert Plendl of Hinton; a niece; and a great- great nephew. He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Zednichek of Marshalltown and Bethyl Plendl of Hinton, Iowa; fifteen nieces and nephews; twenty-one great-nieces and nephews; and nineteen great-great nieces and nephews. Memorials contributions may be made to a
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 12, 2013