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Vincent Calahan

Monday, March 18, 2002

SIDNEY -- Vincent Calahan, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney.

He was born Sept. 29, 1927, to William and Mabel (Glaze) Calahan, in McCook. He grew up in Wellfleet and North Platte. At the age of 17, he entered the SeaBees during World War II, where he served in the Pacific Islands.

On Feb. 8, 1948, he married Shirlee Farber at McCook. The couple lived in various places, settling in Sidney in 1957. He worked for Conoco Pipeline for 35 years, retiring in September 1992.

He was a member of the Light Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the America Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Billie Calahan; one sister, Betty Backhaus; and one niece, Debbie Backhaus.

Survivors include his wife, Shirlee; two sons, Dan and wife, Linda Calahan, and Rick and wife, Mickie Calahan all of Sidney; brother-in-law, Dick Farber of McCook; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were March 2, 2002, in the Light Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sidney and the Rev. Bob Dahlgren officiating. Inurnment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery with military services by the American Legion Post No. 17, the DAV Chapter No. 40, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 610, Detachment 3 and 1074th Truck Company.

Memorials have been established to the Light Memorial Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

The Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney was in charge of the arrangements.