Carl Cederstrom

Carl Dana Cederstrom

Tuesday, December 29th, 1925 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Carl Dana Cederstrom, 94, beloved son, brother, uncle, husband father, and grandfather, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Dayn and Janellen Cederstrom. This spiritual giant was first and foremost a family man. His family could always count on him for love, wisdom and support. Carl was born in Everett, Massachusetts December 29, 1925. He enlisted in the US Navy his senior year of high school (1943) and attended the officer’s school at Tufts University. Carl received his BA in History from the University of Maine. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1952 he enlisted in the US Navy Reserves and was assigned to Kanas City. While in the Reserves he met a hazel eyed, dark hair beauty from the Ozarks, Verna Jean Bradford, on a blind date, and were married on August 16, 1953. Carl received his Master’s Degree in History in 1956 from the University of Missouri and his Master’s Degree from Cornell University in City Planning in 1959. He was a city planner for Kansas City for 15 years before retiring in 1986. Carl was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully for many years as a church appointee for Center Stake and in Far West Stake. In 1970 he was released from appointment but continued to serve the church. Carl was proud of his service to his country and to the church. Carl was a diligent servant of Jesus Christ, serving in various callings. His emotional and spiritual strength uplifted the burdened soul, and his prayers healed the broken hearted. Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Levon Cederstrom, his adopted son, Leif Cederstrom and his brother, Alan D Cederstrom. He is survived by his wife, Verna, and his sons, Dayn (Janellen), Thoric (Amal Al Azzeh) and Sven, grandchildren, Juanita, Ashley, Nyrel, Joshua, Nyssa and Annatah. Also loved and survived by numerous extended family members, church and community friends. A visitation will be held from 9-10:00 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO. Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment


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Private Condolence

BJ Jordison

Posted at 04:01pm
What a beautiful soul has left us. I loved spending time with him. He will be missed!

Lisa Falk-Holliday

Posted at 03:12pm
Mr. Cederstrom, was a very kind man. I thank of hem and his family often.

Linda Priest

Posted at 09:22pm
Our sympathy to the family. Charles and Linda Priest.

Brandi VanRoss

Posted at 04:43pm
Dayn, my heart goes out to you and your family. What an outstanding life he must have led for 95 years. wow. The loss will never go away but I hope that time will heal your sadness. My sincerest apologies and thoughts are with you guys.

Deborah Marshall

Posted at 07:01pm
My parents, Lloyd and Donna Marshall, of the Cameron congregation, were very fond of Carl and Verna. Our whole family looked forward to the times when Carl was the speaker at church in Cameron. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you.

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