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Harold D. Callahan, 87, of Randolph, died Wednesday at his home.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born on June 24, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan. He was the son of Dennis Callahan Sr. and Mary S. (Smerchek) Callahan.  He graduated high school in 1944 and then entered the U.S. Marine Corps.  After serving in the Marines he attended Kansas State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture in 1950. 

On June 23, 1956, in Garnett, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Canright.  She preceded him in death in 2004.

Harold worked as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau for 42 years before retiring. He was a life member of the American Legion in Olsburg and also a life member of VFW #6397 in Garnett.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Tonya Harrel (Sam) of Kansas City, Kan.; his granddaughter, Brandie Hoelting (David) of Kansas City, Kan.; his sister, Mary Ellen Kelley, of Plano, Texas; and his sister-in-law, Phyllis Callahan, of Garnett; also his one great-grandchild, four bonus great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Sammy Harrel III.

Services for Harold will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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