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 Benedict Henry Callanan

Benedict Henry Callanan

Birth
Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Death 27 Oct 2014 (aged 90)
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Burial Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 138133907 · View Source
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BENEDICT HENRY CALLANAN MISSION - Benedict Henry Callanan, 90, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at his residence in Mission. Ben was born on March 2, 1924 in Springfield, MN to Edward and Rose Callanan. He spent his childhood in Springfield, MN. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and The Philippines. After the War, he enrolled in Creighton University in Omaha, NE and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Pharmacy. He married Ethel (Mueller) on July 23, 1952 in Springfield, MN. He owned and operated Ben's Pharmacy in Winnebago, MN from the 1950's until 1978 when he moved to Mission, TX. Ben was a parishioner of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission, TX. He was Registered Pharmacist from 1950 until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and volunteering at his church. Ben is preceded in death, by only 23 days, by his wife of 62 years, Ethel Callanan, his parents, brother Edward (Hildegard) Callanan, sisters; Mary (Edwin) Zschetzsche, Agnes (Almont) Bergee, Ruth Callanan, brothers in law; Sherman Miller and Jerome Windschitl. He is survived by his son; Mark Callanan of Mission, TX; daughters; Rebecca (John) Huening of Munich, Germany, Mary Jo Callanan of Mission, TX, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sisters; Alice Miller of Roseville, MN, Rita Windschitl of Comfrey, MN, and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Hosanna Health Care and Hosanna Hospice Care especially Joe, Flor, Geanie, and Aileen. A graveside service will be held for him at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries

Published in The Monitor on Oct. 29, 2014


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  • Created by: Sue Stevenson
  • Added: 1 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138133907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benedict Henry Callanan (2 Mar 1924–27 Oct 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138133907, citing Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sue Stevenson (contributor 46791697) .