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Calvin C Dauel

Calvin (Cal) Christian Dauel, a current Lynnwood WA resident, passed away on April 13, 2024, at Swedish Hospital-Edmonds from a gall bladder infection. He was born on October 4, 1938, in Ponca, Nebraska.  Cal is survived by his wife, Alta Lee (Wold) Dauel, sons Ronald and wife Lynn, Christian and wife Heather, and Alton (AJ) Dauel; grandchildren; Jody Otto, Melissa VanWeelden, Tracy Raska, Elizabeth Roberdeau,  Niko Dauel, Malina Dauel, 8 great grandchildren; and nieces Heather Maze, Robin Thomas and Jennifer Warrick. Parents Edward and Elna Dauel preceded him in death as did sister Charlotte Thomas. Cal spent his early childhood years on a farm learning that he did not want to milk cows for the rest of his life. When he was 12 years old, the family moved to Denver, CO, where his father opened a furnace business. Cal then learned that trade. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he worked at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal for a period, then took off for Oregon to teach math at the Klamath Falls High School. The next adventure was working as an Ammo Inspector for the U.S. Army. Cal had a lifelong desire to adventure in Alaska, so in 1970 that’s where he went. He worked as an Alaska State Park Ranger for a few years, and this was the favorite job of his life. After marrying Alta in 1972, he transferred to take a job as a Labor Economist for the State of Alaska Department of Labor. He advanced his career to become the Administrative Officer for the Southcentral District of the State of Alaska, Department of Labor, the job from which he retired in 1995. He worked for the State of Alaska for 25 years. Cal enjoyed camping and fishing and was a dedicated sports enthusiast, especially football and hockey. He was also a gifted Mr. Fixit. In 1995, Cal and Alta purchased a home in Lynnwood WA, where she still resides. A Celebration of Life will be held later.


I met Alta and Cal, in 2007 when I was in helpless state detained by immigration and customs enforcement IEC, in Tacoma, WA. I have met Alta and Cal, through my friend Abubacarr. Since I met these couples 18 years ago they have been continuously helping me until this date. In 2009 when IEC released me Cal and Alta, came to picked me up from the detention center in Tacoma. They provided me with a room to stay for free and food for free. They supported me to take CNA and to find a job and they also got me a car. I cannot named all the good things thes generous couples have done it for me but just few I have mentioned above. Cal was very smart to fixing things and solving puzzle games. He liked watching sports especially football and hockey games. He enjoyed working on his laptop making research and creating necessary things. Cal was one of my best friend and I called him my dad as well. He liked to joke and he made me laugh all the time I'm with him. I will never forget him for the rest of my life and he will be our memories forever.


Uncle Cal was one of the most charismatic men I’ve ever met. His love for his family and his sense of humor is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. He had a special place in my heart and I love him immensely. I hope he knows how his smile and joy blessed me 

Brittany Badgley


Hey there Mister. Is it true about your sister? Not sure where that came from, but that's how we always greeted each other. He was my dad, but I called him Mister. He was the smartest man I ever met. Always had a funny quip to say. Always knew the answer. He probably could have set a world record for crossword puzzle completions, if he'd have bothered to keep track. He could fix anything, if he could only see it! I was in charge of holding the light, and also running to the shed for the perfect tool for the job. Consequently, later in life, I was always gifting him the latest nifty headlamp or flashlight. If you know what's good for you. You'll get outta my chair.

Ta Da

Love you Dad


Oddly enough I met Cal and Alta through Freda, almost 25 years ago upon finding out she was married to my biological father, who I never knew. I had driven right by the Dauel household Many times without even knowing it. I enjoyed visiting with Cals' mom Elna and have enjoyed many visits and celebrations with them all. Always looked forward to hanging out with Cal and his endless knowledge. They have welcomed me as part of the family since the beginning. Cal is and will be sorely missed. Rip sweet one. My condolences to all who loved him.

Veronica Kiesel

One of the best men you could ever hope to meet, and one of the funniest. I always loved talking to him about whatever he was doing at moment, like examining some creepy-for-cheapy deals he had found. He used to save my favorite newspaper comics for me so I'd see them when I came to chat. I'll miss my grandpa dearly, may he rest in peace.


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