John Callahan

John Patrick Callahan

Thursday, May 25th, 1933 - Friday, April 10th, 2020
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John P. Callahan, 86, of Kenosha, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at All Saints Hospital in Racine.

Born in Ashland, on May 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Bryan and Ethel (Meredith) Callahan.

During the Korean War, John enlisted in the US Army until he was honorably discharged.

At St. Marks Catholic Church on March 16, 1968, he married Carol Sue Naumowich. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2007.

For the entirety of his career, John worked as an inspector at AMC/Chrysler until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and traveling with his son Sean, attending church festivals, spending time with his family, and smoking his pipe tobacco.

Survivors include his three children, Beth Brandt, Sean (Teara) Callahan, and Tricia (Daniel) Wienke; nine grandchildren, Carolyn (Mike), Eric, Angelina, Giovanni, Dean, Lucia, Grace, Sean, and Avery; two great grandchildren, Otto and Mara; and two siblings, Pat Doerflinger and Mary Sue Viroglio; and is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Callahan; a son-in-law, Stephen Brandt; and two siblings, Kathleen Kivi and James “Mickey” Callahan.

Committal services will take place privately at Green Ridge Cemetery with full military honors. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date due to the current health crisis. Updated information will be available on our website.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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    Green Ridge Cemetery
    6604-7th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53143
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    Private with full military honors


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Chuck Rizzo

Posted at 11:32am
I worked with John at Chrysler for many years, he was a great guy. I remember when we went to a Notre Dame football game together. He was a big fan and upon his retirement we ordered him a Official Notre Dame Letter Jacket.

Debbie Freitag-Schuster

Posted at 11:27pm
Sean, Tricia and Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss. John was such a wonderful, quiet man, but still had a big heart. You all were great neighbors as well. I hope that John and Carol are reunited again and watching over you all and your families.

Thoughts and prayers,
Carda, Jerry, Buddy, Debbie, and Jeremy

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