Patricia Lee (Seger) Callahan
August 29, 1933 – October 9, 2020
Preceded in death by husband, Edwin H. Callahan, and son, Daniel J. Callahan. Survived by children: Patrick (Laurie), Kathryn Asher (Terry), Michael (Catarina), Mary McMichen (Rhett), Colleen Ridder (Thomas), and Carey Hernandez (Eli); 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Burkholder (Gary) and Mary Wagman.
VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Monday, October 12th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St., followed by ROSARY at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, October 13th at 11am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Patricia Lee Callahan (Seger) was born on August 29th, 1933, in Broken Bow, Nebraska, to Leo Seger and Blanche (Bigelow). She was the eldest of four children: Paul Seger (Atkinson), Mary Wagman (Atkinson), and Margaret Burkholder (Yutan). The family moved back to Atkinson, Nebraska, during her early years. Later, she graduated top in her class from Atkinson St. Joseph High School. During Patricia’s last years of high school, her mother suffered from an aneurysm. She took over many of the household and caregiving tasks. In order to care for her mother and siblings, she gave up a scholarship to go to college. Patricia met Edwin Callahan at a dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Ed inquired about the cute redhead, and in 1955, the two were married in Atkinson. Edwin “Ed” was employed as a lineman and business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) until his death in 1992. Patricia worked beside her husband as a clerk of the union.
Throughout their years together, Ed and Pat raised seven children. After Ed died, Patricia continued to work for the IBEW until she retired at the age of 70. Her remaining years were spent spoiling her 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed having large Christmas Eve parties at her house, and nothing made her happier than to have her family gathered together.
Patricia died on October 8th at her family home of 60 years in Omaha. Her family honored her wish to die in her home, as her husband did. Preceding Patricia in death were her husband Ed, her son Daniel, her parents Leo and Blanche Seger, and her brother Paul. She is survived by her children Patrick Callahan (Laurie) Omaha, Kathryn Asher (Terry) Des Moines, Iowa, Michael Callahan (Catarina) Gainesville, Virginia, Mary McMichen (Rhett) Lincoln, Nebraska, Colleen Ridder (Thomas) Logan, Iowa, and Carey Hernandez (Eli) Omaha and siblings Mary Wagman of Atkinson, Nebraska, and Margaret Burkholder (Gary) of Yutan, Nebraska.