Adrian Caulkins

Adrian CaulkinsAdrian D. Caulkins, 76, of Lewistown died at 8:36 p.m. July 24, 2016, at his home.

He was born Oct. 27, 1939, in rural Havana, the son of Halbert and Lela Thompson Caulkins. He married Bonnie J. Melvin on Aug. 15, 1960, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are four children: Keenan (and Jackie) Caulkins, Adrina (and Ed) Brewer, Malina (and Larry) Lehman and Travis (and Treva) Caulkins, all of Lewistown; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Nelson Hoffman, a live-in farm hand who was considered family. After the premature death of his mother-in-law, Adrian helped raise nine of his wife’s younger siblings.

He worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company East Peoria plant for 33 years before retiring in 1991. He also worked for the City of Lewistown as a part-time police officer and served with the Lewistown Civil Defense-ESDA for 38 plus years, making him one of the longest serving members in Lewistown history. He did farm work, last working part-time for Howe Farms.

He was an acoustic guitar player. He played in his early years with the band “Spoon Country Five” and later played at Lewistown and Havana Hardees, Bryant and Kilbourne.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. A Celebration of Life fish fry/potluck will be held Oct. 22.

Memorials may be made to Graham Hospice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/27/2016

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Family and friends of Caulkins are invited to share memories of him and his life at a Celebration of Life Gathering at noon Oct. 22 at Putnam Park in Cuba.

Fish, drinks and table service will be provided. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs.

Guests are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/19/2016 (memorial)


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