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Darlene Kallias

 

  Darlene Myrna Kallias, 81, long time Minot resident, died Monday, April 15, 2013 in Trinity Hospital with her family at her side.  
 
Darlene was born December 31, 1931 on the family farm near Palermo, North Dakota, the daughter of Arvid and Hulda (Halverson) Johnson.  She was raised on the family farm in Palermo Township of Mountrail County and educated at rural schools near her home.  She moved with her family at the age of 11 years old to Minot and continued her education.  She also helped at her mother\'s cafe over the next for 4 years. 
 
Darlene was united in marriage to John Kallias on May 8, 1949 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minot.  After their marriage, Darlene helped in the raising of her brother and sister for a period of time.  Darlene and John would make their home in Minot, where they purchased their first house and would raise their six children.  The family moved to Williston and lived there from May of 1961 to September of 1964.  Due to a fire at John\'s employment with the GTA facility the family would be returning to Minot.   In the fall of 1964, ground breaking took place for a new business.  They became the new owners of Magic City Hatchery in south Minot.  Darlene managed all aspects of the business office plus working side by side with Johnny in the hatchery operation. They operated the business for 34 years until the sale of the hatchery in 1997.  John passed away on August 18, 2012.
 
Darlene was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the Mother\'s Club and a former member of the Women of the Moose.  She also was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins.  She crocheted and embroidered many, many beautiful and colorful items over the years, giving many as gifts to her family.    She liked to read, enjoyed traveling and spent many hours cooking and baking her specialties for her family.  Darlene and John enjoyed gardening followed by mother\'s fall canning with her daughters. 
 
Darlene\'s loving family includes children:  Larry (Debbie) Kallias of Minot, Gary Kallias of Phoenix, AZ, Vicky (Don) Davison of Minot and Cheryl Borstad of Minot; son-in-laws:  Gary Wunderlich of Minot, Wayne Borstad of Minot; grandchildren:  Brett (Jodi Ziegelman) Kallias, Alyssa (Jason) Proper, Heather and Erica Wunderlich, Amy (Ralf) Glowna, Cory (Elisabeth) Davison, Stacy (Josh) Christner, Tyler Borstad, Andrea (Darryl) Cross; eight great grandchildren; sister:  Shirley Zeller of Roseville, CA; brother, Steven (Corrine) Johnson, Trenton, ND; sister-in-laws:  Jan Johnson of Ulm, MT, Leona Kallias of Minot, Gloria  Kallias of Minot; step sisters: Janice Brown of Williston, ND, Phyllis Fink of Plentywood, MT; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son:  John Allen Kallias, daughter:  Kathy JoAnne Wunderlich, brothers:  Eugene Johnson, Rick Johnson.
Celebration of the Life service:  Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, ND.
Interment:  Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation:  Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.
Memorials:  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to Metigoshe Ministries, Bethany Lutheran Church, or Trinity Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

 


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MessageYour son John was my first new friend when I started 7th grade at Erik Ramstad. I still think about him from time to time. R.I.P. Mrs. Kallias
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MessageI just heard of your mothers passing. She was always pleasent to be around.I wish all of the family happy memories.
Pat
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MessageTo my Aunt Darlene, may you have found the peace within God and are in the company of our family in the kingdom of heaven. I can bet of the reunion y'all are having right about now! I love you all! Helen
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MessageLarry:
So sorry to read about your mom. Read about it in the paper. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
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MessageCheryl and Family,
So sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. She was a great lady always enjoyed visiting with her. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Jerry and Phyllis Becker
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MessageSorry to hear the passing of your Mother. Family.
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MessageMy deepest expressions of sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I lived next door to the Kallias family, all my life.They raised fine women and men.I knew them all well. God bless all of you.Carol Johnson Swinson Durham,N.C.
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MessageTo Darlene's Family, We were saddened to hear of your Mothers passing. We have good memories of your Mom and remember her as a kind and gentle woman. Thinking of you all. May God bless her memory. Love, Gavin and Helen Foss
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MessageVery special lady........

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