May 17, 1927 – August 19, 2018

Stanley Matthew Callahan, 91, of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 10:13 a.m., Sunday August 19, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, Illinois.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home – Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Stanley was born on May 17, 1927, in Mullen, Illinois, the son of Stanley L. Callahan and Elsie K. (Worton) Callahan. He married Wanda Stateler on May 21, 1949, in rural Greenup, Illinois, in the Walla Walla community. Stanley served his country in the United States Navy during WW II. He worked as a truck driver for many years at Blaw-Knox and Trailmobile. Stanley was a member of the American Legion Post #88 of Mattoon, Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Mattoon, Eagles of Mattoon and the NRA. Stanley enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed his horses and trail riding.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 69 years, Wanda Callahan of Neoga; son, Alan (Nancy) Callahan of Mattoon; son-in-law, Fred Wisniewski of Urbana; grandchildren, Sherri (Ed) Wilson, Mathew (Jessica) Stinson, Christine Stinson Daniels, Fred Callahan; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Hull, Taylor Wilson, Kayden Stinson, Katelynn Stinson, Mason Daniels, Ashley Daniels, Karsyn Stinson and Kamdyn Stinson; sisters, Gail Katherine Callahan of Chicago Heights, and Anna Mae Madison of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.