Saint Paul Anna Barbara Callaghan passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. At the time of her death, she was 93 years old.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Visitation was held Sept. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home, with the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. Arrangements were made by Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth.
Ann was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Northport, Mich. She was the third child of the late Barbara and Wencel Kalchik and had 10 siblings. Ann was raised on a farm in Northport. She trained as a registered nurse, joined the Army Air Corp during WWII and was stationed at Chanute Field, Ill. There she met and married her husband Don and they settled in Blue Earth after the war where they raised their six daughters.
Ann worked as a nurse part-time at the Blue Earth Community Hospital and volunteered as a nurse during her early years in Blue Earth. She was always very active in the community. In her later years Ann enjoyed volunteering at the Rainbow Food Co-op in Blue Earth as well as with Catholic daughters, Faribault County extension, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, was an avid gardener, and made numerous quilts and baskets. Ann enjoyed staying active and learning new things.
She is survived by her brothers, Edward, Ivan and Victor Kalchik; and daughters, Michele Madigan, Patricia Callaghan, Sheila LaBore,?Barbara Callaghan Mitchell, and Kate Callaghan; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Don Callaghan; and her daughter, Denise Callaghan.
Special thanks to the Cancer Care Center at Regions Hospital and to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, both in Saint Paul.