Stanley Matthew Callahan, age 91, of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 10:13 AM – Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, Illinois.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home – Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois.
Stanley was born on May 17, 1927, in Mullen, Illinois, the son of Stanley L. Callahan and Elsie K. (Worton) Callahan. He married Wanda Stateler on May 21, 1949, in rural Greenup, Illinois, in the Walla Walla community.
Stanley served his country in the United States Navy during WW II. He worked as a truck driver for many years at Blaw-Knox and Trailmobile.
Stanley was a member of the American Legion Post #88 of Mattoon, Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Mattoon, Eagles of Mattoon and the NRA.
Stanley enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed his horses and trail riding.
Stanley is survived by Wife of 69 years – Wanda Callahan of Neoga, Illinois
Son – Alan (Nancy) Callahan of Mattoon, Illinois
Son-in-law – Fred Wisniewski of Urbana, Illinois
Grandchildren – Sherri (Ed) Wilson, Mathew (Jessica) Stinson, Christine Stinson Daniels, Fred Callahan
Great Grandchildren – Kaleb Hull, Taylor Wilson, Kayden Stinson, Katelynn Stinson, Mason Daniels, Ashley Daniels, Karsyn Stinson and Kamdyn Stinson
Sisters – Gail Katherine Callahan of Chicago Heights, Illinois and Anna Mae Madison of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Treva Sue Callahan, and a brother Lynn Callahan.