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Michael Callen

October 8, 1961 — July 14, 2018

Michael T. Callen, age 56, of Rosendale, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Ripon Medical Center in Ripon, WI.

Michael was born on October 8, 1961 in Ripon, the son of Thomas and Marilyn (Burns) Callen. He graduated from Ripon High School and went on to UW LaCrosse, embarking on a career in sales. Michael was a past member of Early Bird Kiwanis and was an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast. His passion was music and he loved all kinds. Although he was self-taught on many instruments, he was especially fond of his guitar and harmonica.

Michael is survived by his sons, David (Anna) Callen of Seattle, WA and John (fiancee' Ranessa) Callen of Portland, OR; his mother, Marilyn Callen of Ripon, WI; two sisters, Laurie Will of Green Lake, WI and Jody (Curt) Thiel of Oshkosh, WI; two brothers, Dan (Cathy Waldock) Callen of Owatonna, MN and James Callen of Portage, WI; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Callen.

A visitation for Michael will be held from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church, 430 W. Griswold St., Ripon, WI, 54971.

A Memorial Service for Michael will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ripon, with Chaplain Peg Salmela officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in Michael's name.

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