OBIT – Ethel Ann Callanan

MISSION – Ethel Ann Callanan, 85, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at her home in Mission.

Mrs. Callanan was born on Jan. 16, 1929, in Blakely Township, Minn. to Emil and Mary Mueller and married Benedict H. Callanan on July 23, 1952, in Springfiel, Minn. During her childhood she lived in Belle Plain, Minn., and after marriage in various cities in Minnesota before settling in Mission. She was a licensed realtor from the 1980s to early 2000s and was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Benedict Callanan of Mission; son, Mark Callanan of Mission; daughters, Rebecca Huening of Munich, Germany and Mary Jo Callanan of Mission; sisters, Marie Sundermann of LeSueur, Minn. and Rosie Hayden of Willmar, Minn.; brother, Marvin Mueller of Edmond, Okla.; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, George Brandt; brothers, Harry and Norbert Mueller; sisters, Loretta Haver, Bernice Zamzow, Adela Dammann; stepbrothers, Pete Brandt and Marvin Brandt; and stepsister, Helen Grassinger.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

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