Harry J. Callahan
Harry J. Callahan
  • April 5, 1939 - November 22, 2017
  • Bloomington, Illinois

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Harry J Callahan, 78, of Bloomington passed away at 7:45 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.
He was born April 5, 1939 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Harry and Geraldine Mitchell Callahan. He married Donna Wiley in 1962. He later married Karen Cast in 1980.
Harry grew up in Bloomington, IL. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957. Harry earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics and worked for several trucking companies in central Illinois, last working for Peterbilt of Illinois retiring in 2004.
Harry is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years; one son, Harry of West Virginia; one daughter, Rae Ann Nichols of Bloomington; one step-daughter, April Fisher of Bloomington; five step-sons, David Fisher of Indiana, James (Ann) Cast, Danny (Cassie) Cast, Robert (Barbie) Cast, all of Sapulpa, OK, and Jeffery (Kathy) Cast of Atlanta; twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Ken and Eddie; and two sisters, Betty and Jeri.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Callahan.
Harry was a Navy Veteran serving from 1958-1962 on the SS Stone County, spending most of his time in Adak, Alaska.
He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tremont until its closure. In recent years he attended Liberty Baptist Church in Minier. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in July 1980, and was always ready to tell others of his faith.
Harry enjoyed his grandchildren, working with wood, yard work, going to church, reading his Bible, and hosting missionaries and evangelists in his home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, November 27, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. John Horner will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7:00 pm Sunday, November 26, 2017 also at the funeral home.
A private burial will be in Honey Cemetery in Newton, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans, Logan County Humane Society, or Liberty Baptist Church in Minier.
To view Harry's memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.eastlawn-bloomington.com.