Dennis E. Calliss
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Dennis E. Calliss
  • November 16, 1947 - December 26, 2017
  • Swansea, Illinois

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Dennis Erle Calliss, 70, of Swansea (formally of Marion, IL), passed away peacefully at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Dennis was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Herrin, IL, to William and Agnes (Harris) Calliss.
Dennis Erle Calliss, 70, of Swansea (formally of Marion, IL), passed away peacefully at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Dennis was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Herrin, IL, to William and Agnes (Harris) Calliss.

He married Brenda (Stegmann) Calliss on Apr. 21, 1974, in Campbell Hill, IL.

Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1970 and retired from the Marion Post Office after 34 years of service in 2008. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service, he worked part time delivering medicine for the Marion Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Brenda; his two daughters, Sarah (Lawrence) Work, of Oakville, MO, and Rebecca (Joshua) Taylor, of Swansea, IL; his grandchildren, Landon Work and Callie Work, of Oakville, MO; his brother, William (Phyllis) Calliss, of Avon, IN; his sister, Catherine (James) Ferketich, of Herrin, IL; his sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Calliss, of Herrin, IL; his sister-in-law, Karen (Ralph) Rheinecker, of Steeleville, IL; and his nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Otis Calliss.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, IL. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Lake View Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, IL, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Frankfort, IL.