|10/22/2013 4:40:00 PM|
Chase Thomas Caswell, 20, of Spencer, Iowa, died Oct. 14, 2013, at Spencer Hospital.
Funeral services were Friday at 10:30 a.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer with Rev. Peter C. Maisenbach officiating.
Special music was provided by Arla Kintigh, organist; Jessie Beck and Dakota Bartley, guitarists; and Emma Wicks, soloist.
Casket bearers were Dakota Bartley, Randy Ahlers, Micah Partlow, Austin Smith, Michael Krogh and Roland Harper.
Honorary bearers were Jessie Beck, Casey Johnson, Amanda Lowe, Jake Seaman, Michael McMichael, Talen Buchanan, Jim Berhow, Tom Welzin and Trevor Lloyd.
Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Chase Thomas Caswell was born May 19, 1993, to Paul and Becky (Polzin) Caswell at Windom Area Hospital. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Chase received his education from Spencer High School.
While in high school, he served his church as a server, attended Bible camp in the summer and participated in a mission trip to New Orleans with his youth group.
He won the Volunteer of the Year award for Degree of Honor in 2007.
In July, Chase was diagnosed with NUT Midline Carcinoma Cancer. He fought the disease with courage, strength and a positive, upbeat attitude.
Chase enjoyed spending time with his friends, working at McDonalds, spending time at the Lakes swimming with his buddies or boating with his family. In the winter, he enjoyed snowboarding. He also enjoyed target shooting, fishing, trapping and hunting with his Grandpa Roger and Uncle Terry and enjoyed vacations to the ocean, mountains or just to the farm with this family.
Survivors include his parents, Paul and Becky Caswell and younger brother, Gage, all of Spencer; grandparents: Roger and Donna Polzin of Jeffers, and Charles Caswell of Westbrook; great-grandmother, Margaret Will of Jeffers; his girlfriend, Alyssa Simpson and her son, Carson, of Spencer; aunts and uncles: Margo Wright and Scott Thompson of Storden; Terry and Savannah Polzin of Randall; Mark Caswell of Waco, Texas; Scott Caswell of Westbrook; and Lynn and Mauricio Lopez of Philadelphia.