Donald D. Callies, Sr.

April 17, 1928 - August 6, 2013
Donald D. Callies, Sr.

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Donald D. Callies, Sr., 85, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He was born April 17, 1928 in Leigh, NE, resided in Denver, CO for 35 years before moving to Henderson County in 1995. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel L. and Edith Callies and his sister, Yvonne Schieferle.

Mr. Callies was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Air Force and was employed by Martin Marietta for 35 years as an Aeronautical Engineer. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1188 in Robinson, IL and American Legion Hendersonville Post #77.

Donald was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved nature, fishing and hunting. The beauty of the landscape surrounding their home allowed him many days throughout the years to enjoy caring for his feathered friends.

He is survived by his adoring wife of 55 years, Maryann Horky Callies; daughter, Dianne LaGrange-Dircks and her husband Walter of Cape Coral, FL; son, Donald Callies, Jr. and wife Nicki of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Paul and Brett LaGrange and Sydney, Jacob and Tyler Levitt; great-grandchildren, Nicole K. and Richard J. LaGrange; brothers in law, Raymond Horky and wife Marge and Gene Horky and wife Lori; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, Monday, August 12th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Shuler Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Beautification of the Grounds, 208 7th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

To sign the online register book, please visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013
12:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel - Directions
208 7th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 10, 2013
    Jeanette and Al Fritz says:
    Dianne, we are thinking of you and your family with sincere sympathy. Jeanette and Al

  • August 11, 2013
    Scott & Arlene Horky says:
    We'll miss Don greatly. Our thoughts are prayers are with you Maryann, Donald, and Dianne. Love, Scott, Arlene, Bailey, and Jordan