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David T. Kalis, 79

Mar 13, 2016

David Kalis

Albert Lea Funeral services for David Kalis, age 79, of Albert Lea, was held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church, Fr. Russell Scepaniak officiated. Interment was in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Wells.

David died on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Oak Park Place in Albert Lea.

David Thomas Kalis was born on Jan. 30, 1937 on his family’s farm near Walters, the son of Albert and Alvina (Herman) Kalis. He attended country school and graduated from high school in Kiester. As a senior in high school he took over the operation of the family farm. On Aug. 8, 1957 David was united in marriage to Patricia Woitas at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church. He was a member of St. Casimir’s Church in Wells and later became a member of St. Theodore’s. David was a member of the Foster Township Board for 32 years. He enjoyed spending his time working on the farm, especially with his livestock. He followed the stock market daily and wisely chose stocks and successfully bought and sold futures. David will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Blessed be his memory.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of Albert Lea; children, Brian (Kimberly) Kalis, of Alden, Joni (Bill Cornish) Kalis, of Lincoln City, Oregon, and Susan Kalis, of Blue Earth; grandchildren, Andrew (Erica) Kalis, Matthew (Melissa) Kalis, Sarah Kalis, Nicole Lium, and Derek Lium; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Ward, of Mapleton, Bernice Monson, of Alden, Lorraine (Don) Schroeder, of Mishawaka, Indiana, and Pat (Tom) Arett, of Chesterfield, Missouri; brothers, Albert (Sharon) Kalis, of Montgomery, and Mike (Georgia) Kalis, of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Helen Flattum and Marie Motl.

Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.