Thursday, April 2, 2020

Lanny Callahan, 63, Blooming Prairie

Lanny Michael Callahan, age 63 of Blooming Prairie, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, after suffering complications from a liver transplant in August.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1956 in Austin, to Walter and Mary (Shatek) Callahan. He was born and raised in Austin and made his home in Blooming Prairie. Lanny was united in marriage to Tammy Shawback (Mugridge) on Aug. 23, 1975. To this union two daughters were born, Stacy and Jessica. Lanny and Tammy recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. Lanny finished his career at Bosch, in Owatonna. He had previously worked at DMF, Mustang and OTC.

He was a member of the KC Club and Moose Lodge in Austin. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all, Lanny enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the light of his life and he enjoyed their family trips to Disney World. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Callahan of Blooming Prairie; daughters, Stacy (Michael Jaramillo) Callahan, and Jessica (Brandon) Johnson; grandchildren, Sophia Johnson, Aubrey Johnson, and Logan Johnson; brother, Larry (Debbie) Callahan; sisters, Laurie (Richard) Sylvester and Lois Callahan; mother-in-law, Catherine Shawback; brother-in-laws, J.R. (Pam) Shawback and Donald Shawback; sister-in-laws, Mary Jo (Charlie) Wallace and Amelia (Lonell) Lim; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary Callahan; sister, Linda Butler; father-in-law’s, Leslie Shawback, and Ronald Mugridge.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at St. Columbanus in Blooming Prairie, with visitation one hour prior to service. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. Services are being performed by Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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