Arthur Caball
1945 - 2018
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Caball, Arthur 7/27/1945 - 5/8/2018 Augusta Arthur Caball, 72, died May 8, 2018 at his home. Art was born in Waukegan, IL in 1945, son of the late Edward and Marie Caball. Art served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star for heroism and was a welder/pipefitter aboard ship. Art started his own successful welding business in 1970, Custom Metal Work, retiring in 2006. From a young age, Art enjoyed and excelled at fishing and hunting; not only in Michigan but South Dakota, Montana and Utah with his friends and brother, Ed. Art's passion since 1970 was his old school dune buggy that he designed, built and traveled all over the country taking part in competitions, car shows and parades. Art is survived by his brother, Ed Caball of Montana; two sisters, Margaret Caball of Augusta and Mary (Matt) Bush of Battle Creek; a niece, Bethany Caball; a nephew, Alex (Molly) Caball, both of Montana and a nephew, Zach Bush of East Lansing. Art cherished his many friends and their families that were an integral part of the happy life he led. Art will be sorely missed by all of us who appreciated his humor, creativity, talent, incredible passion for life and his unfailing generosity. A graveside service to celebrate Art's life will be 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Fort Custer National Cemetery. A luncheon to continue Art's celebration of life will follow at the Dock at Bayview. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

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Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from May 18 to May 20, 2018.
Celebration of Life
Dock at Bayview
Graveside service
11:30 AM
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June 27, 2020
(Belated) sympathies to the Caball Family (USA) on the passing of Arthur (Art). Requiescat in pace.
OUR great grandparents were Edward Willesey Caball (Saxmundhan, England, & Tralee) and Mary Ann Fitzpatrick (Tralee). Edward is buried in Tralee & Mary Ann is buried in Chicago, USA. OUR grandfathers were brothers. Our fathers were 1st cousins.
Brian Caball
May 30, 2018
Kirk Dewey
May 29, 2018
Art was such a special part of my life. He was the first person to take me hunting and bought me my first shotgun for graduation that he had specially fitted to me. He took me out shooting several times. Showed me my first love of Gull Lake. He taught me to fish the Hogs back and was the first person to teach me how to drive a boat. I Love You so much Art and I'm sorry your gone I will never forget all the good times we shared!
Jessica Ablan
May 29, 2018
We can't believe he's gone. I started working with Art at Clark Equipment Company in 1970 and became friends with him almost immediatly. He was always there for us over the last 48 years. Always full of life and ready for the next adventure. although he wasn't a devoutly religious man, I am sure he made it to the pearly gates.

Our condolrnces to his family and friends.He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all of us as well as all that knew him.

See you on the other side Art
Richard and Susan Smith
Richard and Susan Smith
May 25, 2018
At last! Mom has one of her kids with her for Mother's Day.
Mary Bush
May 23, 2018
Sending deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother Art..., may God bless. Thinking of you Mary & Maggie.., prayers and strength for the days.
Patti Steffler Stoyanoff
May 21, 2018
Please accept my sincere condolences, May the love of family and friends comfort you through your grief and days ahead' let loving memories of Arthur warm your heart, Isaiah 61:1,2 "God binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn."
T Hines
May 21, 2018
Well, all those years we lived next door to him of course we were there first! He was the only one who would call us and check on us at least once a month, sometimes he would call and say hay I'm on my way up to see you guys. We have not enough room to write what all we enjoyed about all his real life experiences, not just stories, but that didn't stop the laughs and even to the point of tears. We loved this man as a boy he was, we will just leave it at that. I'm sure everybody knows all about it, since they grew up with him, and Eddy, Margaret and Mary, as Dave did. Loved you and your family. Your with your Lord, Buggy and all. Dave & Joyce England
Dave & Joyce England
May 20, 2018
Art's father and my father were friends and that is how we met in the 1950's. After high school we both served in the Navy at different times, and in different places. I knew Art as a man who was unique in many ways, and talented in many ways. He had a serious side, and also a humorous. I remember times when we had deep conversations and other times when we would laugh ourselves silly.
The Navy has lots of very old traditions, one of the finest is that we regard all who served, as our brothers and sisters, even if we don't know them personally. I knew Art, and appreciated him in many ways. He was a master welder and could mend anything except a broken heart or broken promise. He did good things for others, and was modest about it.
Fair winds and a following sea.
Rest in peace, brother.
William Norris
May 20, 2018
I went to school with Art and was sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Dawn Kunkler
May 20, 2018
Dear Ed, Margaret & Mary,
We had frequent contacts with Art. He was always joyful and made us smile. What a great sense of humor he had. Your family has always been in my thoughts since we were kids, living on Van Buren Street in Augusta. Art will be sadly missed.
Michael & Dawn Carpenter
May 20, 2018
A great guy. Always enjoyed seeing you, Art. Loved your laugh. You'll be missed by a whole lot of us.
Dick boris boris
May 20, 2018
God speed my friend. I'll miss our visits when I'm in Battle Creek. You were a great friend for almost 60 years. You will be missed.
Just Justesen
May 19, 2018
My condolences to the family of Art Caball. He was a friend, and a great guy! My he rest in peace with our Lord.
Ray Coville
May 19, 2018
Art was a good man and he will be missed. Rest well Art!
Kim Delfsma
May 19, 2018
May 18, 2018
I met the Caball family so many years ago at St.Ann's Church.I'm so very happy that he had Easter dinner here at my home with my family and spent most of the afternoon with us.I shall never forget Greater Galesburg Day 3 years ago I rode with him in his car=wow=what a ride and so much fun in the parade.!He was a great guy and I shall miss him.My prayers and condolences to his family.
Eleanor Fry
Family Friend
May 18, 2018
Michael & Dawn Carpenter
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