We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 26 at 1 pm at Wallace Funeral Home in Newton, IA.
The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service.
Graveside services will take place Saturday, May 28 at 2 pm at the Clio, IA cemetery.
Bill was born July 25, 1935, in Wayne County, IA. He married the love of his life, Linda (McGriff) Callison on Oct. 19, 1957.
Together they had four children, Elizabeth (Jerry) Wood, Debra (Todd) House, Michael (LuAnne) Callison, and Susan Callison.
Bill is survived by his wife, children, nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one due in 2023, two great-great grandchildren and his brothers, John (Louise) Callison and Roy Ray (Dorothy) Callison. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Bill grew up in rural Iowa and joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school in 1954. He met his wife at the Newton skating rink and was smitten at first sight.
Bill worked for the state of Iowa for 35 years before retiring in 1995.
Bill loved to travel, and he and Linda spent their retirement years traveling and living in the southern and western states.
In 2020, they returned to Iowa and in 2021 moved to Newton.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Anna (Souder) Callison and Raymond Callison, his in-laws, Barbara and Martin McGriff, his sister Betty (Callison) Lepley and brother-in-law Bob Lepley.