A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Brent Peter Scallan on Tuesday, January 31st at 11:00 am at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Louis Sklar officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Escude Funeral Home of Mansura. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Escude Funeral Home, Mansura.
Mr. Scallan, age 84 of Mansura passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at his home in the presence of his wife of 66 years, Carole Scallan.
He is preceded in death by his parents Stravis and Lillie Belle Scallan, son, Brent Peter Scallan Jr., brother Stravis Scallan Jr., and sisters, Rose and Susan Scallan.
Mr. Scallan was dedicated and devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife, Carole Lemoine Scallan; two daughters, Melissa Salmon (Scott), Teressa Feierabend (Vernon) and son Nicolaus Scallan (Sheila); seven grandchildren Melanie Luttrell (Marcus), John Jordan Feierabend, Ariel Scallan (Roy), Callie Feierabend, Trevor Salmon, Brendon Scallan and Sheon Casabuena; and three great grandchildren Hunter Juneau, Axe Luttrell, and Addie Luttrell.
Brent Peter Scallan earned an Associate of Arts degree from Pueblo College, Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern State University, and a Masters of Arts in Education from Northwestern State University. His love for literature led to a Master’s Degree in British Literature. His educational career, which spanned 40 years, began as a high school English teacher and concluded when he retired as an Assistant Principal at Plaucheville Elementary School in 1999. Mr. Scallan lived his life as a devout Catholic, had a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother, and enjoyed talking about the lives of the saints. He was an incredible singer, and his children have wonderful memories of hearing him singing along with Nat King Cole during Christmas Time and singing opera in the pasture as he enjoyed working on his small farm. Mr. Scallan loved watching and collecting old movies, particularly country and western shows and films. He was a contemplative man of few words, but when he did speak, his words were deep and meaningful. Mr. Scallan will be sadly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. The family would like to thank All Saints Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Mr. Scallan during his last months.