In memoriam of ‘Cabby’ and all alumni Summer 2015

Braulic ˝Cabby˝ Caballero, Upper Iowa University Class of 1956, passed away at his Fayette home on Friday, June 19. Cabby retired from Upper Iowa in 1995 after 40-plus years of service to the University.

“We count Cabby among the closest friends of Upper Iowa University,” said UIU President William R. Duffy. “Cabby devoted his working life to our students and the UIU mission. After retirement, he continued his commitment to the University and supported UIU throughout all our endeavors. We loved having Cabby on campus, and he will be greatly missed.”

Over the years, Cabby served many roles at Upper Iowa. After graduating cum laude from UIU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1956, the Oelwein native started work as an admissions counselor at the University and later became director of admissions. He also served as the Upper Iowa acting director of public relations and assistant registrar.

Cabby earned his master’s degree in counseling and guidance at the University of Iowa in 1963. In 1966, he was named as the University’s first dean of students and in 1984 he became vice president of student services. After Cabby’s retirement, he was asked to work with the advancement and alumni office.

In 2003, Cabby received the UIU Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to the University and was listed as one of the Top 10 UIU alumni during the University΄s 150th anniversary celebration. He also served on the UIU Alumni Association Board. The “Cabby Award” is presented annually to a student active in residence life.

Cabby was a member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association and Phi Delta Kappa, and past president of the Iowa Association of College Admission Counselors. He was a member/former president of the Fayette Lions Club and the Big Rock Country Club. He served on the North Fayette School Board and Fayette City Council. While on the council, he served on the Downtown Master Plan Committee. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Cabby worked with local Boy Scouts and was active in St. Francis Catholic Church.

Cabby is survived by two sons, Brian (Deb) Caballero, of St. Michael, Minn., and Michael (Andrea) Caballero, of Marion; nine grandchildren, Alanna, Max, Gabriel, Sophia, Emma, Ian, Mia, Will Pat and Anita; two brothers, Rupert (Martha) Caballero, of Waukon, and Michael Caballero, of Cedar Falls; a sister, Angeline Alvarez, of Chicago; a brother-in-law, Bert Maynard, of Cedar Rapids; many nieces and nephews; and Earl Krone, of Los Angeles.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, and parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ana, Esther and Anita; two brothers-in-law, Rosando Alvarez and Clayton Wilcox; and one sister-in-law, Judy Caballero.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cabby Dean’s Fund supporting the Office of Student Development at Upper Iowa University.


Virginia (Woeste) Smith ’41, 12/20/2014, Dallas, Texas

Helen (Hinsenbrock) Molumby ’46, 03/25/2015, West Union, Iowa

Robert Andreae ’47, 01/13/2015, Shell Rock, Iowa

Ralph Carroll ’48, 12/06/2014, Boone, Iowa

Arthur Johnston ’50, 01/20/2015, Elmhurst, Ill.

Shirley (Adams) Clark ’56, 02/06/2015, Columbia, Mo.

Robert Hall ’58, 01/08/2015, Dublin, Pa.

Robert Eggerth ’59, 11/24/2014, Swea City, Iowa

Lee Bowden ’60, 03/01/2015, Independence, Iowa

Dorothy (Knoploh) Brickman ’63, 01/14/2015, Oelwein, Iowa

Annie (Odom) Gray ’64, 01/18/2015, Chicago, Ill.

Lyle Koutny ’66, 02/26/2015, Center Point, Iowa

Joyce (Norsen) Grubb ’68, 04/24/2015, Eldridge, Iowa

Alan Nyberg ’71, 02/21/2015, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Donald Ford ’72, 02/11/2015, Winnetka, Ill.

Kenneth Oelrich ’72, 03/04/2015, Fayette, Iowa

David Borland ’80, 02/14/2015, Tipton, Ind.

Marilyn (Haight) Whittlesey ’82, 12/31/2014, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Raymond Schmitt ’87, 03/06/2015, Madison, Wis.

Marie (McCune) Hannah ’93, 03/29/2015, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jeffrey Cornick ’94, 01/09/2015, Des Moines, Iowa

Dan Finch ’94, 02/03/2015, Brandon, S.D.

Gregory Robbins ’94, ’00, Adjunct Professor-Waterloo Center, 05/31/2015, Denver, Iowa

Sean Wilson ’99, 03/27/2015, Snellville, Ga.

Terri (Walker) Walker-DeVoy ’06, 02/02/2015, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Judith (Weaver) Caballero, Former Student, 03/27/2015, Cedar Falls, Iowa

John Cannon, Former Student, 02/12/2015, Rowley, Iowa

Mavis (Johnson) Hereid, Former Student, 02/12/2015, New Hampton, Iowa

‘In Memoriam’ submissions…

Should you learn of the passing of a fellow Peacock, please notify the
Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development,
phone: 563-425-5388 • email:
or drop us a note by mail at:

Upper Iowa University, Office of Institutional Advancement
& Alumni Development, P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142

1 Comment on In memoriam of ‘Cabby’ and all alumni Summer 2015

  1. Eugene Thomas // January 3, 2020 at 9:05 pm // Reply

    God Bless You Dean Cabellero rest in heaven.

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