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Daniel Joseph Callahan III

May 29, 1934 — December 7, 2023

Sioux City

Daniel Joseph Callahan III

 

Daniel J Callahan, 89 died on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

 

A Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 15, 2023, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel located at 1801 Morningside Ave. Sioux City, Iowa 51106 with Jon Buck of Sunnybrook Church officiating.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, Iowa.

 

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com.

 

Dan was born May 29, 1934, in Chicago, IL to Daniel J. & Jewell (Sheehan) Callahan. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from St. Phillips High School in Chicago. He went on to attend Moberly Junior College in Moberly, MO for two years, graduating in 1956 and then to Drake University in Des Moines, IA where he graduated in 1958. Dan was united in marriage to Mary LaForce on August 6, 1960, in Moberly, MO. The first several years of marriage started in Missouri as Dan's coaching career began and he finished his master’s degree. In 1964 the couple moved to Iowa, first to Mason City coaching basketball, then in 1966 they moved to Des Moines, and he became the assistant basketball coach at Drake University. In 1971 he went to Valley High School in Des Moines to coach. They moved to Sioux City in 1973, when Dan took a coaching job with Morningside College as the men’s basketball coach. They returned to Moberly, Missouri in 1986 where Dan coached at Moberly Junior College. In 1992 Dan accepted a job with the Sioux City Public Schools coaching at West High School and later at Lawton Bronson Public Schools. Dan and Mary were thrilled to be back in Sioux City near family and friends again. They retired to Dakota Dunes, SD. Mary passed away November 6, 2019.

 

Survivors include his four children: Di Ann (Darrell) Harrison of Monroe, NC. and their children; D.J. Harrison, Danielle (Mason) Harris and their daughter Oakah Lou, Marquise (Peir) Allen and their children; Rayna, Kyan and Saryn, and Dillon Harrison., Dan (Kris) Callahan IV of Sioux City and their children; Daniel V and Megan, David (Angelique) Callahan of Canton, GA and their children; William, Brayden, Ava Callahan and Toby, Brody and Brock Thompson, Dana Chesterman of Dakota Dunes, SD and her children; Bennett and Sam. A special friend Annette Cookman of Waukee, IA.

 

Dan was preceded in death by his wife Mary and a sister, Margie Callahan-Eckel.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 14, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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