Kenneth L. Cadwallader passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Fountain City, Indiana surrounded by his loving family. He had been in failing health since 2007 when he had many strokes following surgery. He was born on August 16, 1945 to Melvin and Pauline (Kenworthy) Cadwallader.
Ken lived in Randolph and Wayne County his entire life. He was an avid Civil War buff and loved traveling to Civil War sites. He enjoyed all things John Deere and anything oil or motorcycle related. He also had an interest in antique 2 cylinder tractors. He traveled many miles on his Harley-Davidson until his health failed.
Ken retired from First Bank Richmond after 42 years of service. He started in 1968 as Customer Service and Collection Manager of First Federal Savings and Loan. In 1972, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President. In 1986, he was named Vice President Head of the Mortgage Loan Department. He spent the last few years as Branch Manager of the Northside Branch. After he retired he went back to First Bank to work part time with the âCellar Crewâ doing odd jobs and running errands.
A graduate of Indiana Business College, he held Certificates of Achievement from the Institute of Financial Education including Real Estate Law and independent studies in the area of appraising.
He had been on the Board of Directors of the Home Builders of Wayne County, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Realtors of Wayne County.
He was a member of Bethel Christian Church where he was treasurer and drove a church bus. He also attended Spartanburg Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Jane Hollinger Cadwallader; his sons, Aaron (Kelley) Cadwallader of Portland, IN and Jerry Cadwallader; his daughter Kim and her husband Joe Seagraves, of Lizella, GA; his granddaughter Katy (Brandon Floyd, Kelly, step-grandchildren Britny Cooper, Brett Seagraves, Brandon Seagraves, all of Georgia, and Scott Kelly of Richmond, IN; his great-grandchildren Cheyenne, Lane and Ryley; his sister, Patricia Sherwood of Florida; his sister-in-law and her husband Susan & Darrel Chenoweth, nieces and nephews and his very special buddies Molly and Scooter.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother-in-law Oslo Sherwood and his father and mother-in-law Ira and Pauline Hollinger.
Ken's family sends special thank you to Dr. Kumar and his staff and to the Hospice Advantage Muncie Staff. Memorial Contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice Angels Foundation, 3640 N Briarwood Lane #1, Muncie, IN 47304.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South in Fountain City. Burial will be in Quaker Lynn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the funeral home.