Mrs. Rita "Claire" Callan, age 87, of Kalamazoo, MI died Monday morning September 18, 2017, surrounded by family. Claire was born August 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Albert and Irma (Giometti) Wegner. While attending Loyola University she met Edward T Callan, they were later married on August 6, 1955. She had been a Kalamazoo area resident since 1957. Claire was employed by Western Michigan University in the Occupational Therapy Department from 1974 until her retirement in 1992. She held the position of Department Chair from 1985 until 1989. She enjoyed traveling, wines, her family and never missed a good dessert. Claire was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Edward T. Callan on November 17, 2011. Claire is survived by 2 children, Joseph Callan of Vicksburg and Ruth (Thad) Schafer of Paw Paw and 2 grandchildren, Cody and Dylan Schafer. Services will be this Saturday September 23, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church; 936 Lake St. Kalamazoo MI. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Refreshments will be offered immediately following funeral services at the Church. Interment will be in Mt. Home Cemetery starting at 1:30. In lieu of flowers a Memorial contribution may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or to the charity of your choice. Please visit Claire's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.