Calder Joe Sessions “Cal”, age 62, of Cadott, passed away Tuesday July 11, 2023.

He was born on July 26, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI to his parents Gail Sessions (Yoder) and Richard “Dick” Sessions. Cal went to school in Milwaukee before moving to Cadott, WI in 1976. He finished high school in 1979. Cal was united in marriage to Betty Ann Cooley in 1981. From this union their son, Terry was born. If you knew Cal, you knew he was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, and often schooled “non-hunting hunters” on how to actually get a deer. He spent many hours out on the water fishing and many more hours camping with Betty, Penny, and all of his friends. Cal frequented the Iola Car Shows.He really loved giving his money to his buddies that came over to play cards. He spent plenty of time at the truck stop for breakfast, ensuring that when he left, Penny would get her pound of bacon.
One of Cal’s biggest passions in life was working on cars. He was an extraordinary auto body paint technician, and he worked for many body shops throughout his career. He also loved doing total restorations to old vehicles, which he did out of his own shop, Renegade Customs. He had many happy customers. Thank you all for continuing to support him doing what made him happy. He was able to paint, right up until his passing; almost finishing his last car.

Cal will forever be missed by his wife Betty Ann Sessions; His son Terry (Jenny) Sessions; Granddaughters Bryanna Sessions (Sheyne), Terrylynn “Turtle” Sessions (Tyler) and Katelynn Kay Welker; brother Richard “Sam” (Karla) Sessions; sister Cassandra “Cassie” Sessions; his dog Penny; other family members and dear friends.

Cal is preceded in death by his parents Dick & Gail Sessions.

A special thank you to his friends/brothers; Brett Demars, “Wad”, Terry Henneman, John Messenger, Brian Guckenberg and Brian Lewek. You guys worked alongside Cal for so many years. Thank you all for watching out for him.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on August 26, 2023 at the shop. 25747 30th Ave. Cadott, WI


  1. Words cannot express how I really truly feel he will be missed for the rest of my life. He was the glue to our little family rest in peace Cal, my forever friend.

  2. So sorry for your loss, I am sure Larry Is waiting to put his arms around him they they meet up in Heaven,, Cal stood up for Larry and I in our wedding. I still have the pic if you would like a copy… Vicky Braden Whiteside

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