Public funeral service for Roseville boy

Justin Caldwell passed away Nov. 19 while waiting for a heart transplant
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A public celebration of life for Justin Caldwell will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave. in Roseville.

The funeral service will be followed by a burial at Lakeside Cemetery, 507 Scott St. in Folsom.

Justin passed away Nov. 19 while waiting for a heart transplant. He was 12 years old. At 8 months old, he was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, an abnormally enlarged heart. His younger sister also passed away from this condition.

Justin attended Excelsior School in Roseville. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held at the school Dec. 1 to help cover funeral costs. An estimated 1,000 people attended the event.

To contribute funds to the Caldwell family, donate to “Have a Heart for Justin Caldwell” account No. 3038544718 at any Wells Fargo branch. Or visit

~ Sena Christian