Hulda Amelia Prochnau Callahan
1923 ~ 2013
Hulda, beloved mother and grandmother passed away August 26, 2013 in her home surrounded by family. She was 89 years old.
She was born October 24, 1923 in Burke, South Dakota. Her parents were Rebekka Frey and Daniel Prochnau. She lived for many years in Colome, South Dakota and graduated from Colome High School as valedictorian of her class in 1941. After graduation she took a job in Washington DC during WWII as a teletype operator. She later moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she met her eternal companion Joseph Harold Callahan. They were married in Parma, Idaho August 15, 1943, later solemnized in the Boise, Idaho LDS Temple. They raised six children on their farm north of Middleton.
She loved music, poetry, and was an avid reader. Most of all she loved her family, staying aware of what each was doing in their lives. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many positions and especially enjoyed teaching. She was blessed with 29 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She is survived by her children Maureena (Dahl) Hendrickson, Jonelle (Lendell) Penner, Susan (Ika) Fifita, Patty (Steven) Cluff, Debbie (Larry) Ashby, and Daniel (Robin) Callahan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of sixty years, two brothers, and three grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday, August 30, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:00 AM, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 309 W Main Street, Middleton, Idaho with viewing starting at 9:00 AM and grave dedication to follow funeral service at Middleton Cemetery.
The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to her special caregiver angels, Loretta Young and Shauna Callahan.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013