Mary Callahan, 84, of Maquoketa and formerly of Colfax, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Clover Ridge Place Assisted Living Facility in Maquoketa. Friends and relatives of Mary called from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service was held at 3:30 p.m. Visitation continued after 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Mary at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Temple Hill, with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Eucharistic Ministers were Judy Callahan and Mark Callahan. Lectors were Tim Callahan and John Callahan. Placing of the pall was done by Tim Callahan, Mike Callahan, John Callahan, Mark Callahan, Sean Callahan and Jennifer Schoenherr. Burial was held in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Temple Hill. Casketbearers for Mary were James “J.R.” Callahan, William Callahan, Patrick Callahan, Nick Callahan, Trevor Callahan, Luke Callahan and Brett Schoenherr.
Mary was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Temple Hill, daughter of Leo and Viola (Duffy) Supple. She is a graduate of Onslow High School in Onslow. On Aug. 18, 1956, she was united in marriage to Roger J. “Jeep” Callahan at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Temple Hill. He preceded her in death March 28, 2019. She was employed at Clinton Engine’s, she then went to work at Maytag in Newton, where she was very active in the UAW Union #997. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was an avid Hawkeye fan, she loved country music and dancing, and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a member of the Red Hats.
She is survived by six children, Tim (Patricia) Callahan of Pella, Mike (Laurie) Callahan of Kansas City, Mo., John (Charlotte) Callahan of Doniphan, Mo., Mark (LuAnn) Callahan of Prior Lake, Minn., Sean (Jodi) Callahan of Mingo and Jennifer Schoenherr of Canton; 12 grandchildren, Johanna and Luke Callahan, J.R. and William Callahan, Ryean Callahan and Cayla Saragusa, Britnie and Stephanie Callahan, Trevor Callahan, Patrick and Nick Callahan and Brett Schoenherr; and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Michael, Max, Kane and Timberlynn; her siblings, Loretta (Francis) Connor of Lisbon, Alice (Kenny) Widel of Maquoketa and Donald (Judy) Supple of Onslow; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene “Ronnie” (Joanne) Callahan of Western Springs, Ill., Joyce Burke of Menominee Falls, Wis., Judith Callahan, BVM of East Dubuque, Ill., Lois Mast (Chuck) of Whitewater, Wis., Warren “Jerry” (Bonnie) Callahan of Cascade, Karen Callahan and Quentin Callahan both of Bernard, Mary Lou Callahan of Dubuque and Judy Callahan of Independence. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jim Callahan; one son-in-law, Randall Schoenherr; a brother, John “Jack” Supple; brothers-in-law, Maurice “Red” Callahan, Philip Callahan, Claude Callahan and Stanley Callahan; in-laws, Lorelei (Fox) Callahan and Thomas Burke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at reifffuneralhomeinc.com.