Jane Callison Obituary, The President And Co-founder Of IDIDI Has Died -Death

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Jane Callison, the president and co-founder of IDIDIT. Jane, alongside her long-term spouse Ken, was a pivotal figure in the hot rodding community until their retirement in 2015. Known for her passion and contributions to the industry, Jane’s demise marks a significant loss to both IDIDIT and the wider community.

Summary Table

NameJane Callison
PositionsPresident and Co-founder of IDIDIT
Awards & AccoladesGoodguys “Woman of the Year” (1997), HRIA Hall of Fame Inductee (2017)
ContributionJudging and awarding for Founder’s Choice Award
VisitationAnderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh, Nov 21st, 2023
Funeral LiturgySaint Elizabeth Church, Tecumseh, Feb 22, 2023

Jane’s Legacy in the Hot Rodding Community

Jane Callison’s journey with IDIDIT was adorned with numerous accolades, including the prestigious Goodguys “Woman of the Year” award in 1997 and her induction into the HRIA Hall of Fame in 2017. Her dedication and love for hot rodding were not just professional but deeply personal. Jane and Ken, both ardent hot rodders, maintained a close connection with the industry, contributing significantly to its growth and evolution.

A Tribute to a Visionary

Jane’s presence was a hallmark at IDIDIT’s vehicle exhibitions, where she took immense pride in participating in the judging and awarding process for the Founder’s Choice Award. Her absence will be profoundly felt by everyone at IDIDIT and by the larger community, which she greatly influenced with her passion and vision.

Funeral Arrangements and Community Invitation

In honor of Jane’s love for hot rodding, the funeral arrangements include a unique request. The Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh will host visitations on November 21st, 2023. The funeral liturgy is scheduled for February 22, 2023, at Saint Elizabeth Church in Tecumseh. In a fitting tribute to Jane’s passion, local residents are encouraged to bring their hot rods to the funeral, weather permitting, to bid farewell in a manner befitting Jane’s legacy.

Jane’s Impact on the Industry

Jane Callison’s impact on the hot rodding industry extends beyond her administrative roles. Her hands-on involvement and deep understanding of the industry dynamics made her a beloved figure. Her contributions to IDIDIT and the broader hot rodding community have left an indelible mark that will be remembered for generations to come.

Barbara’s Enduring Legacy

Barbara’s legacy is not just confined to her immediate family but extends to everyone she interacted with. Her ability to connect with people, her unwavering support for her loved ones, and her commitment to her community are aspects of her legacy that will continue to live on.

Touchstones of Her Life

Barbara’s life was marked by several key touchstones:

  • Family: Her devotion to her family was evident in every aspect of her life. She was a pillar of strength and support, always putting her family’s needs above her own.
  • Community Engagement: Barbara’s involvement in her local community in Johnstown was a significant part of her life. She believed in giving back and was actively involved in various community initiatives.
  • Personal Strength and Resilience: Throughout her life, Barbara displayed remarkable strength and resilience, facing life’s challenges with grace and courage.

The Impact of Her Passing

The news of Barbara’s passing has deeply affected those who knew her. Her absence has left a palpable void, but her memory continues to bring comfort and inspiration. The outpouring of love and support from the community is a testament to the impact she had on so many lives.

Community Responses and Tributes

Many in the community have shared touching tributes, recalling Barbara’s kindness, her infectious smile, and her unwavering spirit. These tributes highlight how she touched the lives of so many, both within and beyond her immediate circle.

Final Farewell and Reflection

The funeral service on November 22nd will be a time for reflection and a celebration of Barbara’s life. It will be an opportunity for those who knew her to come together, share memories, and find solace in the community she helped foster.

A Celebration of Life

This service is not just a farewell but a celebration of Barbara’s life and the love she shared. It will be a moment to honor her memory and the indelible mark she left on the world.

Continuing Barbara’s Legacy

In memory of Barbara, her family and friends are encouraged to carry forward her legacy of kindness, resilience, and community involvement. By embodying these values, Barbara’s spirit will continue to influence and inspire future generations.

Ways to Honor Her Memory

  • Family and Community Engagement: Continuing to nurture family bonds and engage in community activities are ways to honor Barbara’s memory.
  • Sharing Memories and Stories: Keeping Barbara’s memory alive through stories and memories ensures that her legacy continues to inspire.

Conclusion: A Life Celebrated and Remembered

Barbara A. Virostek’s life was a journey of love, resilience, and community spirit. As we bid her farewell, we also celebrate the profound impact she had on those around her. Her memory will forever be a beacon of light and love in the hearts of those she touched.

In closing, let us remember Barbara not just for the life she lived but for the love she shared, the strength she showed, and the community she nurtured. Her legacy is a reminder of the power of kindness and the enduring impact of a life well-lived.