Brett Reid McCallister
Family and friends celebrate the life of Brett Reid McCallister. He was born September 13, 1977 in Springfield, Illinois and lived there all his life. He attended Springfield schools and was a graduate of MTI’s HVAC program. Brett was a talented artist, a skilled craftsman and an avid Cardinals fan. He enjoyed traveling, especially with his children, who were his greatest joy in life.
He is survived by his mother, Kathy Gunderson, his daughters, Sydney, Sierra and Summer McCallister and his son, Charlie Altman, all of Springfield. He is also survived by his aunts, Linda (Don) Mahoney of Ashland, Donna Bragg (Jim Grubbs) of Springfield, Mary Jane (Jerry) Young of Indianapolis, IN, and Patty West of Dawson, and his uncle, Rick Jones of Jacksonville. Brett was very close to his cousins Kristin, Jessica, Matthew, Jacob and Sara, and their families. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gladys Gunderson, his grandfather, Don “Gundy” Gunderson, and his uncle, Mark West.
Brett had a kind heart, a quick wit and an unforgettable laugh. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be at Staab Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm., with private burial at a later date.