Donald Callaby
Donald Callaby
  • October 16, 1929 - January 5, 2018
  • Ingleside, Illinois

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Donald Alfred Callaby of Ingleside

The funeral service for Donald Alfred Callaby age 88 will be held Monday, January 8, 10:00am at Thompson's Spring Grove Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Grant Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday January 7 from 3-8 pm at the funeral home.
Born October 16, 1929 in Fairbury, IL he died January 5, 2018 at his home in Ingleside.
He married Betty Lou Mauser on July 12, 1958 and they enjoyed over 52 years together before her passing on January 20, 2010. He graduated from ISU with a BS degree in education. Upon graduation Don enlisted in the US Navy where he served for four years. After receiving his honorable discharge, he embarked on his education career at Grant Community High School. He served the students of Grant for 35 years as a teacher, business manager and assistant superintendent where he was affectionately nicknamed "cashbox Callaby".
After his retirement in 1990 he stayed active in education by serving on the school board of Big Hollow Elementary School as a member and as school board president. Along with serving the community, Don enjoyed his retirement years by traveling with good friends , maintaining an impeccable home, landscaping, and spending lots of time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons Gregg (Michelle Zima) Callaby and Todd (Deena Hill) Callaby; his grandchildren Caleb Callaby, Sarah Callaby, and Samantha Callaby; his sisters the late Joan Nolan and Joyce Crews. Additionally Don had great Love for his 10 nieces and nephews and their families.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Advocate Hospice Libertyville . 365 Surryse Rd, Ste 120, Lake Zurich, IL 60047