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Kenneth Blaine Caulkins

September 12, 1938 January 8, 2023
Kenneth Blaine Caulkins
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Kenneth Blaine Caulkins, 84 of Dexter passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the Community Care Center in Stuart. Memorial visitation will be held from 9-11 A.M. on Saturday, January 21st at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart. Private family committal service will take place at the South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dexter EMS. Online condolences may be left at

Kenneth was born on September 12, 1938 to Fred and Hattie (McClellan) Caulkins in Guthrie County, Iowa. He grew up in Stuart and attended Stuart High School graduating with the class of 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served at the rank of Airman until his honorable discharge in 1959. On January 27, 1957 he was united to Kay Morrison at the Stuart Methodist Church. To this union three children were born: Steve, Brian and Connie. The family made their home in Stuart until Kenneth and Kay moved to Dexter in 1990.

Kenneth spent 15 years in law enforcement working at the Chief of Police in Stuart, Deputy Sheriff in Guthrie and Dallas Counties. He had his own lock-smithing business and worked for Des Moines Lock retiring there in 2003. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering on anything he could get his hands on. He loved trips to Colorado and country western books and music. He had an affection for animals, especially horses. There are many people Kenneth would help and some he would knock on the head.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hattie Caulkins; sister, Betty Roberts and son, Steve Caulkins.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Kay of Dexter; son, Brian (Denese) Caulkins of Gladstone, MO; daughter, Connie Marlow of Wichita, KS; special family member, Bob (Mary) Morgan; grandsons, Curt Caulkins, Adam Caulkins, Tony Marlow and Todd Marlow; granddaughters: Jessica Caulkins, Candi Marlow, Katie Marlow and Wendy Marlow Spoonholtz; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Marge (Dean) Wall of Stuart; brother-in-law, Ron (Rosie) Morrison of Stuart and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

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9:00 AM 1/21/2023 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/21/2023 11:00:00 AM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 N.E. 2nd St
Stuart,, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 N.E. 2nd St Stuart, 50250 IA
United States

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South Oak Grove Final Resting Place

NE 7th Street
Stuart, IA 50250

NE 7th Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

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