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In Memory of Dick Callen

Dick Michael Callen, age 73, of Hudson, WI, passed away on January 17, 2022 at his home in Hudson. Dick was born on March 23, 1948 in Manning, Iowa to parents Edgar and Mildred (Pratt) Callen. He graduated from Superior Senior High School with the class of 1966. He then went on to the University of Wisconsin – Superior before he enlisted into the United States Navy and proudly served in the Vietnam War. Dick married the love of his life Sandra Howard on June 5, 1971 and together they were blessed with two daughters.


Dick loved the outdoors and he was his happiest when he was out hunting and fishing and/or talking about it! He spent his career in sales and marketing, and honed his photography skills working with Epson. He was the go-to family photographer and enjoyed volunteering his time taking photos for various groups. Dick had a passion for gun safety and was a firearm safety instructor for over 20 years for the State of Minnesota.


He will remain in the hearts of his wife Sandy; daughters Jen Callen and Kate (Nate) Solberg; beloved dog Finn; brother Donald (Karen) Callen, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents.


A celebration of Dick’s life is being planned on April 9, 2022 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. Details coming soon.


In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Children’s Home Society of Minnesota 1605 Eustis Street St. Paul, MN 55108 or to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.

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    • There just are no words to convey how bad I feel about Dick’s passing. Sandy and I worked in Legal and have been friends for a long time. These past two years we have been unable to get together but when I called and got Dick on the phone, we would talk for an hour! He was the nicest man and you could tell that he really enjoyed visiting with you. My prayers are with you Sandy, and your entire family. It goes without saying, that he will be greatly missed.

    • We enjoyed spending Christmas Day with DIck and the family this year. He certainly had some crazy stories! He will truly be missed!

    • There are so many things that I will miss about my cousin, Dick. I treasured our lengthy phone calls where no topic was off-limits, but most of all I will miss his laugh. Dick’s laugh resonated throughout his entire body. Dick had a kind, considerate, caring heart, and his love for his wife (Sandy), daughters (Jen and Kate) son-in-law (Nate), nieces and nephew was transparent and obvious to all. Dick was blessed to have had a well lived life. Dick made a difference to everyone who knew him and loved him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandy and his girls, who he loved with his entire being.