Brian Caldwell Obituary

Brian Carter Caldwell
Brian Carter Caldwell

July 27, 1958 - May 4, 2021
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Council Bluffs, Iowa
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On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Brian died peacefully in his sleep. He lived in Council Bluffs, IA and worked in Omaha, NE for Mutual Of Omaha. He was 62 yrs old.

Brian was born the 3rd child of Warren and Catharine (Kaye) Caldwell, on July 27, 1958 in Des Moines. He is survived by sisters Janice Kunzman of Des Moines, and Deborah Caldwell of West Des Moines. He is also survived by his fiancée, Diana Celesky, and two beloved nieces, Jennie Methfessel (Arin Murphy) and Sarah (Chris) Crandell; as well as nephew, David Winters (Erin Knauer). Brian leaves behind great-nieces Ashley, Stella, Ivy, and Kya, as well as great nephew, Gavin, and great-great nephew, Cameron.

Throughout his life, Brian was fond of and owned dogs and cats, and rode horses. He leaves behind his kitty, Bonnie, and 2 step-doggies.

Brian grew up in Des Moines, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School, in 1976. He had been involved with Scouting, playing piano, and learning survival skills in camping. He had been a member of St. Luke’s Church and participated as an acolyte, and a member of Sunday school. He then attended the Univ. of Green Bay in Wisconsin. After leaving school he moved to the Denver area, and then to Alaska. His love of traveling, combined with specialized computer skills took him to work and live in Seattle, Portland, OR, Ohio, Arkansas, Michigan, So Carolina, Colorado, Iowa & Nebraska.

In the late 1990s he founded his own Software Company, called Claremont Consulting Group, in Portland, OR. He had a thriving IT software business, working internationally for many years.
Brian was always a speedy and avid reader. He enjoyed studying history, politics, and biographies. He enjoyed strategy and games, and critical thinking. He loved driving and exploring small towns. He had a love of classical music and jazz. One of his favorite activities was the Christmas Madrigal Supper event at Simpson College, and other locations.

One of his hobbies was an interest in para-normal events, and learning new things about that. He shared this with his fiancée, Diana, and they explored locations of hauntings.

One of the most remarkable things about Brian was his wit. He had a silly streak and could really enjoy fun. It was a bit quirky and unique. He enjoyed playing intellectual games, or just making up a game. He loved movies and frequently saw his favorites over again. Anything from the X-Files to Star Wars or any Sci-Fi thriller was right up his alley.

Brian never shied away from a road trip nor seemed to get tired of them. He would even go out of town just to go to a favorite brunch spot. One of his favorite spots was the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Over the last few years, Brian started having some health concerns, but did not like to talk about it. He was an extremely private individual, even to those close to him. He tried to minimize anything that did occur, such as a heart attack a few years ago. He did not want to make an issue of his own situation. Nor would he readily ask for help from anyone. He preferred to fix a problem before telling family about it.

This is part of what happened at the end. He was in the hospital for surgery caused by an infection. He was stabilizing in a rehabilitation center when he passed away. He will be missed greatly.




Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, May 10, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3424 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
12:00 PM