IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Steven R. (Randy) Cauley, Sr.

Dedicated husband, father, grandfather (Papa), uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many, Steven R. (Randy) Cauley, Sr. passed away at his home in St. Louis, MO on March 29, 2023. He was 76 years old.

Brother Cauley was born in Ironton, Mo. on Dec. 9, 1946, the oldest of four children to Marvin and Ruth (nee Stam). After graduating from Cahokia High School, he went on to serve in United States Army during the Vietnam War. After which, he entered the trades as a construction laborer with the Laborers Union Local 110. He was a loyal and proud member for 50 years and finished his career as a jurisdictional agent for the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council before retiring in July 2012.

Brother Cauley was known for having a green thumb. On most days you could find him outside working in the yard or tending to his garden. He would always receive compliments on how pretty his yard looked with the many trees, plants, bushes, and flowers he planted over the years. He was also an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, hike and split wood. One of his most loved things to do was to travel with his wife, Sharron. They especially loved to go to the Mountains and National Parks to explore and see the sights. Brother Cauley never knew a stranger, he took great pride in his work and never did anything half-way, and he was the know-it-all of a million things!

Being a grandpa was one of the best parts of Brother Cauley. His grandkids loved to wrestle with him, and they especially loved their weekly walks to the store to get candy and treats.

The three of them loved to get into trouble together. He attended many of their dance recitals and baseball games rooting as loudly as he could for all to hear. He loved them so much and they knew it!

Brother Cauley is survived by his wife Sharron (nee Cruz) Cauley, daughter Desiree (Martin) Gruettemeyer, and son Steven Cauley II.

He is the dear brother of Jack (Debbie) Cauley and the late Sandy Armstrong, and Debra Shevlin.  He was the loving grandfather to Embree and Garrett Gruettemeyer.

A funeral was held from Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on April 11, with Mass at St. Francis of Assisi and interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society.

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