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William Callahan, 43 - June 13, 2016

William “Will” Andrew Callahan, 43, of Brady passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at his home.
A memorial service took place on Saturday, June 18, at the Brady High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating.
Callahan was born July 11, 1972, at Cozad to Thomas and Donna (Meredith) Callahan.
He was raised south of Brady and spent most of his childhood on the family ranch. He was mentored by people, but most of all his Uncle Bud Callahan, never speaking a bad word of him, stated family members. The lessons learned from him he shared with the next generation.
Callahan graduated from Brady High School in 1990. After graduation he did what he did best, he was a cowboy, riding bulls until a career-ending injury put an end to that dream.
In February of 1991, his son Jesse Callahan was born, and he took on a new roll. He had moved to Kearney, and as always, made numerous friends. He was employed with Fort Kearney Feeders.
He then moved to northern Nebraska to pursue a dream of working on a ranch. In May of 2000, his daughter, Madison Hughes was born. He moved to Axtell and spent his time mentoring his son with the lessons he had learned. Their time was consumed with sporting events and with some of their most memorable moments shared during the Nebraska High School Rodeo season, according to family.
In 2003, he started working as a representative for Walco International. During that time he made lifelong friends with several of his customers. One of those customers was his future wife, Sheryl. She managed two of the feedlots that were in his territory. He was the starched shirt and jeans, polite, clean-cut cowboy who many knew and could win you over in a heartbeat, noted family members. Over the years they became best friends, and in 2007 their relationship changed.
On April 21, 2011, the couple were united in marriage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. Callahan gained two daughters with this marriage, Jamie Sehi and Kelsie Goc.
Callahan and his wife made their home southwest of Brady where the WS Callahan Ranch was born.
He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Pat and Leila Callahan and Kenneth Meredith.
Survivors include: his wife, Sheryl of Brady; his children—Jamie (Derek) Sehi of Neligh, Jesse (Carly) Callahan of Imperial, Kelsie Goc of Brady and Madison Hughes of Flagstaff, AZ; brothers—Joe (Kelli) Callahan of Kearney, Cody Land and Bowen Land, both of Omaha; parents, Donna (Meredith) Land of Gothenburg and Thomas (Martha) Callahan of Omaha; grandmother, Lois Meredith of Gothenburg; a granddaughter, Rain Duda; a grandson, Trysten Callahan; nephews—Dawson Callahan and Carter Miller; niece, Brinley Callahan; uncles, aunts, cousins and others.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady Fire Department and the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association.