Ralph Callahan Obituary, Cause Of Death – Ralph E. Callahan, who was born in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, and lived his whole life in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. He was 76 years old.
At the time of his passing, he was attended to by his loved ones on both sides. On Saturday, March 11th, at 11:00 AM, memorial services will be held at the St. Ann’s – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. The Reverend Joseph Sevcik will act as the ceremony’s presiding minister.
Funeral services and interment will be held at the Wexford Cemetery in rural Lansing, with full military honors being accorded to the deceased. Visitors are more than welcome to drop by the church on Saturday morning between the hours of 9:00 AM and the beginning of the services to say hello to the family.
Lansing’s Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home is the one in charge of making the necessary arrangements at this time. Instead of sending flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of the deceased person to either the Wexford Cemetery or the Crossing Rivers Health Hospice.
On July 24, 1946, in the town of Waukon, Iowa, the birth of Ralph Elmer Callahan took place. He was the son of Elmer and Anna (Wagner) Callahan. Elmer and Anna were his biological parents. In the Wexford Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located in the countryside near Lansing, he went through the rites of initiation into the Catholic religion, and he remained a member of the congregation for the remainder of his life.
In 1964, he graduated from St. George Catholic School located in Lansing, Michigan with a diploma. He worked on the Callahan Family Farm alongside his brother Ray throughout his whole youth, with the exception of the years 1965–1967, which he was compelled to serve in the military since he was conscripted. During those years, he was away from the farm.