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Calvin G. Yowell

September 7, 1940 — August 5, 2022

Windom, KS

Calvin “Cal” Gerald Yowell, 81, of Windom, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, surrounded by family at the University of Kansas Health Systems in Kansas City, KS. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Texas.  He then worked for McPherson County and the City of McPherson, retiring in 2004. 


Cal was born on September 7, 1940, in Great Bend, Kansas, the son of Calvin Glover and Mildred Marie (Ellrick) Yowell.  He graduated from high school in Aurora, CO.  He was united in marriage to Dianne Kay (Ibsen) Pride on August 30, 1991.


He served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963 and the Army Reserve from 1963 to 1966. He was a member of the Marquette American Legion. 


Cal loved living on the farm homestead where he and Dianne built a home.  He and Dianne enjoyed working outside together, especially when it came to caring for the lawn and cutting wood for their fireplace.  Dianne would mow the grass while Cal ran the weed trimmer. Cal was in charge of cutting the wood while Dianne would load and pile it.  In his younger years, Cal enjoyed hunting.  His favorite holiday was Christmas time, and his favorite place to eat was the Mexican restaurant, LaFiesta, where he’d order the same thing every time.  Cal and Dianne had the opportunity to host a foreign exchange student, Olga, for a year.  Many special memories were made including Cal teaching her how to drive a vehicle.  Approximately a year after Olga went back home to Germany, Cal and Dianne enjoyed time visiting her and her parents.  Cal had a love for dogs, and his most recent dog, a Cocker Spaniel named Sophie, was a loyal buddy to him.  Cal enjoyed time spent with friends.  He was a very likeable guy…..he liked everyone and everyone liked him back. 


Survivors include: his wife, Dianne of the home; a son, David (Sheryl) Yowell; a nephew, Warren (Vickie) Brown; Dianne’s sons, Richard Pride, Mark Pride, and Shawn Pride; Dianne’s granddaughter, Grace Pride; and sister-in-law, Connie Birkes; and many friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Arlene.


The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, August 22, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.


Memorial donations may be given to Marquette American Legion in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. 

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