OBITUARY

Fred W. Callsen

August 19, 1934June 6, 2014

Callsen, Fred W. 79, of Sun Lakes, passed away peacefully June 6, 2014. Fred was born August 19, 1934 in Detroit, MI. He joined the Army after graduating from high school. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer and was associated and held offices in SME for several years. He later opened his own business, Callsen Engineering Services with customers in Phoenix and Tucson. He loved God, his family and fishing, both deep sea and local lakes. Fred is survived by wife Virginia, two brothers Donald (Alice) and Robert (Ginger). He has two daughters, Karen Winter (Tim), Susan Wright (Patrick), three step children, Terri Hegedus (Joe), Ronald Baird (Joyce), and Frank Baird (Esti). He also has 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Chapel, 9248 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ. Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler, Arizona.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Fred W. Callsen

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Larry Bond

June 15, 2014

Dear Virginia,

Very sorry to hear about Fred's passing. Fred is a good man and I know he is safe in the arms of his Savior. I pray that you will be blessed, comforted and strengthened in the coming days and weeks as you mourn the loss of your dear husband. I enjoyed you as clients and have missed seeing you. You have a beautiful family.

Love you,

Larry Bond

Jacob Callsen

June 14, 2014

Jacob Callsen

June 14, 2014

Jacob Callsen

June 14, 2014

Grandpa Fred- You've influenced me and my life more than you know. I can play back things in my head that you've told me over the years. They seemed insignificant at the time but have stuck with me until this day. I wish i could remember all of the jokes you used to tell. They always started out like a real story and would have me going the whole time and then.... The punchline! You were one of the coolest humans on the planet. I'm honored to be a Callsen and my son Lennon is the youngest Callsen. He will not be the last! Thank you for being such a wonderful person. I feel better knowing you will always be watching over me and my family. I love you!

Sommer Hegedus

June 12, 2014

Grandpa- We will always remember your stories you told us. You are an amazing man. I will always remember the 3 little toy mice when I was a kid. And how you made quarters come out of my ears. It hurts to know you won't be here carving the most beautiful turkeys and ham. I wish I could say by one last time. But I pray I will see you again in heaven. We will never forget you we love you.

FROM THE FAMILY