Robert F. Callier Sr.
Wednesday, July 22, 1936
Date of Death:
Monday, May 9, 2022
85 years old
Robert F. Callier Sr.
Robert F. Callier Sr., 85, of Rochester, MN lost his fight with cancer on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Robert (Bob) was born July 22, 1936 in Stewart, MN to Harry Leroy May and Florence Matilda Callier. He graduated from Lourdes High School in Rochester, MN. Bob served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. He married June Carolyn Coker at St. John’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL on October 8, 1958.
He served the Eagles with the highest of honor, from the chairs at his local Rochester Aerie #2228 including PWP, 5th District chairs including 5th District PWP, State Aerie chairs including MN PSP, North Central Region Past President, past State Secretary for the MN State Aerie, served countless years as chairman of the 5th Cancer Telethon, and served on many national committees.
Bob is survived by his wife, June Callier; Sons, Robert Callier Jr., Christopher Callier, and Joseph Callier; Grandchildren, Elizabeth and Richard Callier; Great-Grandchildren, Collin, Anna and Alexis Callier; Brothers, David (Marie) May, Ted May, Harry (Patricia) May, Patrick (Joy) May and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by, son, Richard John Callier.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022 at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church with Father Peter Schuster officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
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June Callier & Family: Our condolences to the Callier Family. It is with sadness that I learn of Bob's passing. Even though I have not seen Bob for a number of years, I always remember the good times we had when we both served as Eagles State President's of our two states - Minnesota & the Dakotas. Faith in the Lord and cherish the memories. Rest in peace Bob. - James & Delores Sollin
We are forever thankful for Bob and his dedicated, faithful, generous support to advance the cancer research of The Hormel Institute. We all have been given discoveries leading to cancer prevention, better therapies and longer survival rates thanks to the Eagles Cancer Telethon, his leadership and friendship. We will miss him and remember him always.
I want to convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob's wife and the entire family. Bob was a doer and a selfless giver. Obviously, his work for the Eagles Cancer Telethon is history and has done so much for so many, and, continues as Bob wanted it to. I really got to know Bob during our frequent visits at our church, where we discussed and agreed on various politics and politicians, and especially fishing! Bob had worked with my uncle, Franny Lawler, at as electricians and had many stories to tell of those days, and we talked, often, about his days in the "frozen north", working on, as I recall. a power plant. I wish I could have known Bob longer and had more opportunities to discuss the state of the world!! Bob was a gentleman and had a great laugh! My wife and I always looked for Bob, his wife, and granddaughter in church, and I missed him in the past few months. I will miss Bob, as will many, but he has left a proud legacy that will go on and on the telethon. Rest in peace, Bob, Denny and Joyce Kildahl
Bob was always fun to be around. Wish we had lived closer to each other. He will be missed.