George Patrick Cadden, age 45 of Brooklyn, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 3, 2015, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn with Fr. Brian Shepley officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 8 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn with a Scripture Service at 7:00 P.M. A memorial fund has been established.
George is survived by his wife, Judy; his sons, Carson Patrick, and Benjamin George, both at home; his mother Margaret Cadden Brown of Pattonsburg, MO; a brother, Kenny (Diane) Cadden of Brooklyn; sisters, Mary Oliver (Jim Murphy) of Stewartsville, MO and Karen Timm of Williamsburg; nieces, Jennifer (Cory) Richmond, Stephanie (Dylan McCrabb) Timm, Michelle Timm, Tanja Rasmussen, Veronica McMurtry, Emily Cadden and Kaitlyn Cadden; nephews, James Cadden, Kyle Cadden, Eric Cadden, Brian Cadden; a great-nephew Dempsey Richmond; and special family friends, the Findlays.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Cadden, and step-father Marvin Brown.
George Patrick Cadden was born February 25, 1969 in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Margaret Fuerst Cadden. He graduated from BGM High School in 1987 and married Judy Thomae in St. Lucia on April 12, 2002.
George was a farmer and milked cows. He was proud to grow up and live on the family farm his entire life. One of his greatest joys was teaching his sons about raising crops and cattle. He was happiest when they were all together in the tractor tending the land. George received a 24 year award from Swiss Valley Farms for quality milk production. He was a member of the Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed yearly family trips to Duluth to watch the ships come in, and driving through Wisconsin looking at dairy farms and implement dealers. He liked attending the Iowa State Fair along with his nieces, and going to machinery shows. He enjoyed ice cream, movies and airplanes. He loved to take his boys sledding. In his earlier days he enjoyed attending rock concerts. But above all, George loved his wife, boys and extended family most.