Patricia Lee (Seger) Callahan

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.



  • Leo Seger Posted October 10, 2020 9:10 am

    Aunt Pat was one of the kindest souls I have ever known! She was my Godmother and was so loved by her family. I can’t express enough how much Dad loved his oldest sister! I know that he was with Ed, Danny, and his parents to welcome her home! Love you sweet aunt! You reminded me so much of dad! XOXO

  • Sharon Gossman Posted October 10, 2020 7:59 pm

    To all of my dear cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. I loved her stories. I will never forget her laughter and her kindness. My favorite time as a child was coming to Omaha to see all of you. She was so good about coming to everything that involved our family. She sacrificed so much to help raise her siblings. My dad loved her so much and so did all of us kids. She was the best. We will miss her very much. OK I know the choirs of angels and all of our family met her at Heaven’s Gate’s.
    All of my love, Sharon

  • Abigail Ridder Posted October 11, 2020 8:27 am

    An amazing woman who taught me how to fight for what I want, take pride in being Irish, love unconditionally, and never take family for granted. I’ll never be able to make chili as good as you. I love you forever grandma.

  • Tami Kaup Posted October 11, 2020 11:04 am

    Dear Callahan Family:

    I understand how hard it is to lose that last parent. Take comfort in knowing she is free of age and all the things that come with that. Once again she is beautiful, young and enjoying her loved ones. I loved listening to her stories and the wealth of knowledge she had. What a neat lady and wonderful aunt. I love how much she valued family and her faith. Love you all!

  • Ray Cody Posted October 11, 2020 7:00 pm

    Callahan Family, The Cody’s remember your mom well. Like our Mother, she opened your home to all of your friends and neighbors.. Your Mom was loving to all who knew her. You were lucky to have such wonderful parents and we share in your sorrows.


  • Duane and Kathy Schwery Posted October 14, 2020 12:41 pm

    Our condolences to the Callahan family on the loss of your mom. Pat was such a gentle soul who always found the best in every situation. We have good memories of being neighbors in Westgate.
    The Callahan daughters were such good babysitters for our children. Colleen could probably tell some stories! Like about the evening two of our girls decided to check out a new construction site.
    Our prayers are with you.

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