Josh Callahan

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Josh Callahan


Josh died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was 23.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 12 at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset with burial and full military honors to follow in the Winterset Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 11 at Ochiltree Funeral Service with family present to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials in his name may be made to the family in C/O Union State Bank, Box 110, Winterset, Iowa 50273. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Joshua James Callahan born in Des Moines on March 17, 1991, the son of Jeffrey and Ronda (Shaffer) Callahan.

He is survived by his mother, Ronda Shaffer (Mark McKeever); siblings, Kile (Laken) Callahan; Clayton (Rachel) Callahan all of Winterset; Jamilee (Mikel) Pickett of Colorado Springs, CO and nieces and nephews, Aaliyah, Adam Jeffrey 'A.J.', Alivia, Wesley, Chloe, Cayden and Bennett. He is also survived by his grandparents, Donna Shaffer of Winterset; Mike and Nancy Callahan of Norwalk; great grandmothers, Elizabeth Ripley of Johnston, Cleta Watson of Des Moines; several aunts, uncles, extended family and a host of friends.


Funeral Home
Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare
1823 N. John Wayne Dr. Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-4080
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Published in Des Moines Register on June 8, 2014
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