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Robert Floyd "Bob" Kallestad

September 16, 1927 ~ December 4, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

 

 

On December 4th, at 94 years old, God called Bob home. Bob was hospitalized (for the 1st time in his life) with a brief stint of Covid before being released home. Bob passed away exactly as he wished. Peacefully asleep in the home he loved so much. 

         He was born to Torkel and Elizabet Kallestad on September16, 1927. He graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington. He married Joyce Elaine Higgins on August 26,1950

Bob was preceded in death by his brothers; Herb (Ruby), Earl (Doll), his beloved sister Aggie (Florence Billison,) his grandchildren ‘Boots’ Kallestad Jr., and Danielle Severtson, and many more relatives in Seattle, WA, and Norway. He is survived by three children: Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Joyce Kallestad, Bruce Robert Kallestad (Jenni), and Janet Severtson, (Jeff). And seven grandchildren: Jonathan (Kelly) Kallestad, Florence (Todd) Ferguson, Jessica (Preston) Koenig, Angela (Eric) Harrison , Ted (Julie Ann) Wrobel, Kiersten Severtson, and Bobby, his namesake, (Lera) Severtson; 12 Great Grandchildren; Jonathan (Kaitlyn Bicha), Kailyn Kallestad, Mason Ferguson, Alayna Ferguson, Grace Ferguson, Kaliya Severtson, Will Wrobel, Deacon Koenig, Olivia Wrobel, Pierce Koenig, Mileena Harrison, Brynlee & Aralyn Harrison and Alexey ‘Lex’ Severtson; his first Great-Great Grandchild, Saylor Jo Kallestad; 

former son-In-law, Ron Wrobel, and Bob’s best dog, Max! 

  They spent 71 wonderful years together raising a loving family and entertaining too many friends to count.  With Joyce by his side, he started Print Craft Inc. in their basement which became a highly successful commercial printing company. Their additional business endeavors included building the Dairy Queen of Garrison MN, and selling Skeet’r Beat’r MN motorized roll up screens, and FreeTime Trailers. Bob and Joyce spent many happy years in St. Anthony Village where they raised their kids. They moved to Bay Lake to retire. Bob was an avid downhill skier (from Winter Park, CO to a glacier in Norway!), golfer, and loved tennis, (and his tennis buddies!) Bob and Joyce enjoyed travelling with family & many of their treasured friends, through much of Europe and the U.S. He was an active member of SagaTun Lodge 1-018, Sons of Norway and loved his lutefisk dinners. Bob was also a member of the Deerwood Lions, NE Kiwanis Club, and the Bay Lake Improvement Association. They were members for many years at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in NE Minneapolis and are now members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, MN.

Bob was known for his quick wit and that twinkle in his blue eyes when he was teasing you. He loved Jesus and taught us all to love Him too. The love he always showed for his wife and their marriage was   always an example to live up to. His legacy will live on in all who loved him. We will miss him at our annual lefse making. We will also miss his hugs, his humor, his support, and his love which he gave so generously. We will miss him tearing up while saying the family prayer and how he always thanked God for his loving wife and their wonderful family, now at 32 total! He was always amazed by the new babies and entertained by them as they grew.  Through life’s ups and downs, tragedies, and triumphs, he was a steady presence, a great listener, and a great hugger. We will all miss that wave goodbye and that twinkle his eyes. We pray it is not long before we are all together again. 

Come Lord Jesus! 

 A Celebration of Bob’s life will be 3:00 p.m. on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crosby, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Koop Funeral home. Memorials preferred.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Immanual Lutheran Church
600 4th St SW
Crosby, MN 56441

Memorial Service
Sunday
May 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Immanual Lutheran Church
600 4th St SW
Crosby, MN 56441

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