Walter J. "Chip" Callies, 67, of Oshkosh, died Sunday evening, June 23, 2013. He was born on March 6, 1946, in Menominee, Mich., to Walter B. and Margaret (Renner) Callies.
Chip followed in his father's and older brother's footsteps and became a master plumber. Chip was employed by Reliable Rooting and Plumbing in Appleton as a master plumber. He was a member of Rustic Riders. He treasured his time on his Harley, traveling the highways and byways of Wisconsin with his buddies in the Rustic Riders.
Left to mourn Chip's passing is a daughter, Jane (Tom Wisch) Callies of Gary, Ind.; two grandchildren: Augustus "Gus" and Jake Wisch; his siblings: Richard (Ellen) Callies of Marinette, Wis., Jack (Dawn) Callies of La Verne, Calif., JoAnne Jones of Ft. Worth, Texas, Margaret Callies of Menominee, Mich. and Mary (Doug) Sieveres of Eagle, Wis.; special friends, Dominic Leitz, Summer Kalishek, Emma Kalishek, Jada Kalishek and Kyah Leitz; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Chip in death are his parents, his precious daughter, Victoria Callies, and his former wife and life-long friend, the mother of his children, Hallie J. Hruska.
A time to gather and share memories of Chip's life will held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Seefeld Funeral Chapels, 1025 Oregon Street. Please visit to send online condolences to the family.
If you wish to honor Chip's memory, please make a donation to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.