Fran "Mickey" Callahan
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Frank "Mickey" Callahan "The Judge"

SCHERERVILLE, IN - Fran "Mickey" Callahan "The Judge" age 83, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020. Mickey is survived by his children: Timothy Callahan (Lenora and her family) and Susan Callahan (Nick Fiore); great-grandson, Jayden Callahan and Jayden's grandmother, Paula Callahan; sisters: Patricia (Donald) Broderick, Carolyn (late Ed) Duggan, Kathleen (Keith) Miller, and Nancy Callahan; brother-in-law, Fred Simms; and dear life-long friend, Joe Costanza. Preceded in death by his wife, Pat; granddaughter, Megan Callahan, parents, Roger and Julia (nee Herod) Callahan; and mother-in-law, Anne Simms.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN. Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be private. Please omit flowers, memorial donations requested to St. Mary Church, 802 W. 144th St., East Chicago, IN 46312.

Born and raised in East Chicago, Mickey was a 1954 graduate of EC Washington High School, Indiana University, Valparaiso University Law School and a U.S. Army Veteran. In 1962 he married the love of his life and best friend Patricia Ann. Mickey practiced law in East Chicago for 59 years and also served East Chicago as its City Judge and Corporation Counsel. He was involved in numerous community, civic, and legal organizations during his lifetime and was active in democratic politics. Mickey's political career began with a challenge, running against a 20-year political icon; with the help and organization of his wife, Pat and her family and friends, Mickey was victorious and became East Chicago's youngest City Judge. As City Judge he was recognized in Jet Magazine as the first white Judge to appoint a black magistrate to his court, Attorney Henry Walker. Mickey had an unsurpassed zest and passion for life; he was an entertaining story-teller extraordinaire, had an unrivaled sense of humor, and was a great cook. Along with his wife, Pat, they were gracious hosts to hundreds of memorable gatherings throughout the years. Mickey was a true East Chicago Legend and will be missed by all who knew him.

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Published in The Times from Jun. 7 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 20, 2020
Rest in peace
Renata Chlopecki
Acquaintance
June 20, 2020
A good great grandpa
Scott Lindsey
Acquaintance
June 20, 2020
Rest in eternal PEACE. YOUR friend, DENNIS RICHARDSON.
Dennis Richardson
Acquaintance
June 18, 2020
Rest in Peace Frank !!!
Alejandro Guajardo
Friend
June 13, 2020
o very sorry to hear about Mickeys passing. Great person, with tons of great memories. He will be missed he will be missed by all that knew him.
Dennis & Sharon Berkowicz, Mesa Az
Friend
June 10, 2020
RIP Frank. He married my husband and I in 1970. Condolences to family..
marjorie pearson
Friend
June 10, 2020
The Michael Spiccia Family send their Sympathy & Prayers to the Calllahan family.
Michael A.michael Spiccia Jr.
Friend
June 9, 2020
I met Mickey while attending Valparaiso University school of law over sixty years ago. He always wore a smile , and everyone whose life he touched was the better for it.
He was not only an able and successful lawyer, more importantly, he was a good man. One who I was proud to call my friend .
Dale Anderson
Friend
June 8, 2020
In loving memory of a man who I had the greatest of memories with. God rest your soul into the next life Mickey. Thank you for all that you did and friendship.
Mark Ruiz
June 8, 2020
Mickey was easily one of the most amusing and unforgettable people I have ever known
John Larson
Friend
June 7, 2020
My condolences to Frank's family. He & his family were my neighbors on Elm Street. Prayers of comfort & ease.
Tina Dotlich Ignas
Neighbor
June 7, 2020
My husband and I, got married by him way back, 5/23/81 @ The old EC Police Station in his office.
Ellen Chavez
June 7, 2020
Great memories of Mickey and his sisters growing up together in the Herod apartment house.So much fun.Enjoyed his great wit.
alex bochnowski
Family
June 7, 2020
Mickey was a true legend, His deeds and stories are of Damon
Runyan mythos....My Father ( Murphy) would say On of a Kind.
Daphne Parker-Green
June 7, 2020
My condolences
Rosa Rodriguez
Acquaintance
June 7, 2020
Remember Frank on the Bench as E C Judge ,always fair to all , Condolences Prayers to Frank's Family ,RIP !
Ron Saenz
Friend
June 7, 2020
y sincere condolences to Tim and Susan and family. Mickey was my sons Godfather. A friend, a neighbor, judge, just the best! May his memory be eternal!❤
Dorothy Rybicki
Family
June 7, 2020
Most loved judge in lake county. Thank you for the memories
Tony Davila
Friend
June 7, 2020
My condolences!

He was my father Ray Fish Mora best friend!

RIP!
Christine Mora
Friend
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