AITKIN - Dorothy Lillian Callahan passed away early on Sunday morning, May 13, 2007, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin where she has been a resident for the past three years.
Dorothy was born to her parents Vincent and Selma (May) Smith on Jan. 1, 1920, on the family farm in Bartlett Township. She was united in marriage to Emmet William Callahan on June 16, 1942, in Verndale. Emmet and Dorothy made their home in Verndale. Dorothy enjoyed baking, working on puzzles, following the Minnesota Twins and the local sports teams, making a home for her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Emmet on Nov. 16, 1979; son, Bryan on Oct. 6, 2001; her parents; brother, Warren; son-in-law, Douglas Ludovissie; and two grandchildren, William and Katie. She is survived by her son, Mark (Joni), of Verndale; daughters, Sharon Ludovissie, of Rapid City, S.D., Shirley (David) Winegar, of McGregor, Marilyn (Robert) Neuerburg, of Verndale; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin (Margaret) Smith, of Wadena; sisters, Beatrice (Monroe) Nichols, of Staples, Lillian (Wilbur) Messer, of New Hope, Evelyn Pundt, of Wadena, Phyllis Pundt, of Brainerd, Helen (Archie) Coson, of Wadena, Delores Quick, of St. Paul, and Rosella Rudy.
The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in the St. Frederick's Catholic Church in Verndale with Father John Fleischhacker as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Memorial Home, Verndale Chapel. Pallbearers will be Chad Ludovissie, James Ludovissie, Daniel Winegar, Joseph Winegar, Michael Winegar, Steven Winegar, Jason Neuerburg, Nathan Neuerburg and Matthew Callahan. Burial will take place in the St. Frederick's Catholic Cemetery.
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