Stanley M. Callahan, 73, of Bernard, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home in Bernard, surrounded by his family.
Friends and relatives of Stanley called from 3-8 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service was held at 4:30 p.m. Friends called after 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Garryowen.
Services for Stanley were held at 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Garryowen, with Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Eucharistic Ministers were Jim Oberreuter and Judy Callahan. Lectors were Ondre Teague and Jon Laity. Petitions were read by Donny Koster. Placing of the Pall was done by Karen Callahan, Kristine Callahan, Katie Callahan, Amanda Laity and Megan Callahan. Giftbearers were Lynn Burke and Lindsey Burkart. Burial was held in St. Patrick Cemetery in Garryowen, with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post #528.
Honorary Pallbearers for Stanley were Dan Sullivan, Sarah Maifield, Geri Buelow, Jim Fahrion and Julie Mueller.
Casketbearers for Stanley were Tim Smith, Mike Lacher, Tim Callahan, Jeremy Callahan, Mark Hosch and Scott Bean.
He was born April 29, 1945 in Cascade, son of Gene and Mary (Hosch) Callahan. He is a graduate of the former Aquin High School in Cascade. He also attended the University of Northern Iowa. He was united in marriage Dec. 20, 1975 to Karen Oberreuter in Watkins. He was employed at the John Deere Davenport Works as a Machinist and later in the Continuous Improvement Program.
He was a Navy Veteran having served in the Vietnam era. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Fillmore, the Cascade American Legion Post #528, the Cascade Knights of Columbus-Council #931, a lifelong member of the UAW local #281. He was a proud member of the National Ski Patrol, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed the beautiful world God created. He loved kayaking, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, gator rides and leaf runs around the farm with his family. When not outdoors he loved watching the Brewers and the Hawkeyes, playing euchre, reading books, drinking coffee and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Callahan of Bernard; four children, Kristine Callahan, of Bernard, Katie (Ondre Teague) Callahan, of Waterloo, Amanda (Jon) Laity, of Cedar Falls and Megan Callahan, of Bernard; four grandchildren, Kiley and Kaden Callahan, Jett and Elsie Laity; eight siblings, Quinten Callahan, of Bernard, Warren “Jerry” (Bonnie) Callahan, of Cascade, Sr. Judith Callahan-BVM, of East Dubuque, Ill., Mary Lou Callahan, of Dubuque, Eugene “Ronnie” (Joan) Callahan, of Western Springs, Ill., Joyce Burke, of Menominee Falls, Wis., Lois (Chuck) Mast, of White Water, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Judy (Red) Callahan, of Independence, Mary Callahan, of Maquoketa, Connie (Lenny) Burkart, of Iowa City, and Linda Schuttler, of Manson; and a brother-in-law, Jim Oberreuter, of Watkins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Maurice “Red” Callahan, Roger “Jeep” Callahan, Phil Callahan and Claude Callahan; his in-laws, Tom Burke, Orlin Schuttler, Lorelei Callahan, and his father and mother-in-law.
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