Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alton "Ike" Lowell Callahan of Carson Hill

   Alton "Ike" Lowell Callahan, 90, of Carson Hill, died on October 6, 2017 at his home with his grandson Travis by his side.

   Ike was born in Angels Camp
and resided most of his life in Carson Hill. He was married to his late wife Jacquelyn Lee Callahan for 41 years before her passing in 1997.

     Ike was retired from the Calaveras Cement Plant and was called Ike or Ikey by those who knew him well. He loved gardening and fishing and was an excellent cook, known for his delicious soups and "Spaghetti Sauce".

  He was honorably discharged from the army in 1947, he loved big band music and played in a band
in his earlier years.  He also enjoyed his cigars and loved watching sports.

   He leaves behind his two daughters Laurie Ziehlke of Vallecito and Patricia Noah of Tracy, son-in law Steve Ziehlke of Vallecito and James Noah of Tracy, grandchildren Sean and Angie (Croshaw) Ziehlke of Murphys, Travis Ziehlke of Carson Hill, Stassie and Casey Weathers of Sacramento and Jensen Noah of Tracy. He also got to meet his great granddaughter Emilia Ziehlke of Murphys.

  Friends are invited to attend grave side services  on October 27, 2017 at 2 PM at the Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora on Lyons Bald Mountain Drive.  Memorial donations can be made in his name to the Bret Harte High School Sports or Music programs.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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