Obituary and Condolences

Richard Gene Callahan

August 13, 1926 December 12, 2018
Richard  Gene Callahan
There are condolences waiting approval on Richard 's Tribute wall
Obituary for Richard Gene Callahan

Richard Gene Callahan, lifelong resident of Iowa City/Coralville, passed away December 12, 2018 at The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County at age 92.

Honoring his wishes, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County, P.O. Box 3338, Iowa City, Iowa, 52244.

Richard Callahan was born on August 13, 1926 in Iowa City to James M. and Ella G. (Christie) Callahan. He attended St. Patrick’s high school before serving in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 – 1946. Richard married Shirley Ann Stuckey on June 7, 1952 in Iowa City, where they raised their four children.

He was employed at the University of Iowa Physical Plant for 41 years, retiring in 1988 as the Paint and Glass Shop Manager.

He loved gardening, bowling, reading, golfing and traveling with his wife, Shirley. Above all, Richard loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and was considered a die-hard fan. He was also a member of the VFW of Iowa City.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Janice (James) Barnes, Teresa (Merrill) Hamilton, Kevin Callahan and David Callahan; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jack, James and Donald Callahan and one sister, Bonnie Denninger.

We especially wish to express our gratitude to all of our friends at the Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County who lovingly cared for our family.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Richard Gene Callahan, please visit our Tribute Store.


Event Information

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Contribution

The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County

8 Lime Kiln Lane
P.O. Box 3338
Iowa City, IA 52246-8629

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Richard  Gene Callahan

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Richard

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.