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Milton G. Caboth

May 2, 2014

Milton G. Caboth

ALTA?- Milton G. Caboth, age 77, of Alta, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. Craig A. Cummins officiating. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Milton Gene Caboth was born Sept. 14, 1936 to Christian and Henrietta (Suling) Caboth in Aurelia. He graduated from Alta High School in 1954.

On Oct. 13, 1957, Milton was united in marriage to Darlene Fahr at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. They were blessed with two children, Mark and Michelle and six grandchildren.

Milt’s career started at Rystad Hardware in Alta until starting his own business, Milt’s Service Center in 1974. He enjoyed working hard and knowing all of the people he met throughout his career. It’s been said, if you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life and Milt was a perfect example of this. He gradually retired in 2008.

Milton enjoyed summer vacations and fishing at the lake with his children and grandchildren, trips with friends to Arizona, golfing, playing cards, bowling, dart ball, and keeping up with his children and grandchildren and all of their activities. Milt was a member and actively involved at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and served on many boards. He also served in the National Guard for a few years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Floyd and Martha Fahr; brothers-in-law, Wayne Langner, Jack Kendall, and Rev. Duane Fahr; and sister-in-law, Kathy Fahr.

Milton is survived by his wife of 56 years, Darlene Caboth of Alta; children, Mark (Pam) Caboth of Estherville, Michelle (Byron) Swanson of Aurelia; grandchildren, Christy Caboth of Minneapolis, Minn., Caleb Caboth of Cedar Falls, Curtis Caboth and fiance Amanda Fernau of Estherville, Amanda Swanson and fiance Austin Stuhr, Matthew Swanson and Michael Swanson all of Aurelia; one brother, Donald (Sally) Caboth of Alta; sisters-in-law, Loretta Kendall, Ardiss (Bob) Galvin and Julie Fahr; brother-in-law, Loren (Betty) Fahr; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

On-line condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.