The third section of this history book is of the JOHANNES KALLEVIG branch.
The website version of this section was typed by LYNNE CLARICE (HOFFMAN) JANKE. Thank you Lynne.
The editor of this section is MARION JANET (THONVOLD) RIME, a granddaughter of Johannes. Marion has been working faithfully on this history for over two years, gathering data, pictures, and writing.
With the resources she has been able to use, she has tried to make this history as accurate and complete as possible.
Now a little about Marion. She was born on a farm near Pennock, MN. At the age of seven the family moved to Willmar, MN where she attended Lafayette School and graduated from Willmar High School. She was a member of Vinji Lutheran Church and was confirmed and married there.
In 1946 she was united in marriage to Lester (Swen) Rime. They have lived in Spicer, MN ever since their marriage. That is where they raised their five children. They are members of Faith Lutheran Church and are active in church and community.
At the present time Marion is employed in the deli and catering business in the Green Lake Mall. Swen is mayor of Spicer. You will read more about their family in this section of the history.
TOP ROW: ANDREW, JOHN, OLE, LAWRENCE.
CENTER: PETE, CHRIST, MATT, HELMER, BERTHA.
FRONT: OLIVE, JOHANNES, KARI, LENA.
THE JOHANNES KALLEVIG FAMILY
JOHANNES KALLEVIG, the oldest of the three brothers, was born in Moster Haven, Norway, on 16 January 1849. His wife, Kari, was born in Bergen, Norway, 25 March 1859. They were married in 1881. They came to America in 1886 and located on a farm near Eagle Lake. They later purchased a farm in Arctander Township, now owned by Glen Lindquist. From there they moved to Willmar. Johannes died in November of 1931, and Kari died in December of 1935. They were blessed with eleven children.
Children of Johannes and Kari Kallevig
1889 - 1954
1891 - 1962
1894 - 1964
BERTHA, BERNICE, ALICE, RICK JOSEPH, JOAN LOWE
JOHN, ERWIN, EVELYN
BERTHA JOHANNA (KALLEVIG) NELSON was the first child born to Johannes and Kari in 1882. She married John B. Nelson, who was born in 1869. They farmed by Sunburg, MN. John died in 1945 and Bertha died in Minneapolis in 1963. They had 6 children born to them which included a set of twin girls, Bernice and Alice.
FRED A., DON LOWE, BERNICE, HATTIE, MARIE N., EVELYN, ROSS J., EVELYN N., ALICE, NOEL, SHARON N., LEE N., STEVE N.
Clockwise: EVELYN N., FRED A., EVELYN A., ALICE, CHARLES H., HATTIE, NOEL, MARIE N.
NOEL JOHN NELSON was the first child born to Bertha and John in 1904. He worked on the Railway Express. Noel married Marie Breska from Willow River, MN in 1936. Marie is the daughter of Frank and Mary Breska. They had 2 children: Shirley, born in 1937, attended the U of M in Education and is a Dr.; and Leon, who also went to the U of M and works at Control Data. Leon is married to Janet Strom.
BERNICE CORNELIA (NELSON) JOSEPH was born in 1906 and attended Moorhead State Teachers College and was a teacher for awhile. In 1927 she married Ross Ogelvie Joseph whose parents were John and Josephine Joseph. Ross was a Buick salesman in Hayward, WI. He died in 1976. They had one child, RICHARD JOHN JOSEPH, born in 1940. Rick went to Gustavus College and is now a counselor in Realties. Rick is married to Jeanne Hein, who was born in 1941. She attended Wayne College in Nebraska and became a teacher.
ALICE MIRANDA (NELSON) HASKEL was born to Bertha and John April 27, 1906 and attended Moorhead State Teachers College with Bernice. She went to work at Strutwear Co. Alice married Charles Haskell from Michigan. Charles worked at Northern Pump in Minneapolis.
HATTIE MARIAN (NELSON) LOWE was born to Bertha and John October 12, 1910 in Kerkhoven, MN. She went to Vocational School and became a cosmetologist. Hattie married Donald James Lowe January 13, 1945. Don was born in 1897 in Herman, NE to James Donald and Emma Lowe. He went to Wayne College in Nebraska and worked as a Personnel Manager for Control Corp. Don died in October 1981. They had one child, JOAN MARIAN, born November 15, 1945 in Minneapolis.
DON AND HATTIE
ERWIN JOEL NELSON was born to John and Bertha September 26, 1918 in Kerkhoven, MN. He owned a restaurant in Minneapolis until his death in 1971. Erwin “Bud” married Evelyn Walsh and they had 4 children: SHARON, STEVE, SUSAN, and MARK.
EVELYN AND FRED
EVELYN CLARICE (NELSON) APPLEQUIST was born to John and Bertha November 17, 1920 in Kerkhoven, MN. She married Fred Applequist of Council Bluffs, IA. Fred worked for Kraft Foods. They now live in Sun City, AZ.
JOHN J. KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari January 16, 1885 in Bergen, Norway. He came to America with his parents when he was about 1 year old, in 1886.
On March 10, 1910 he was united in marriage to Julia Leah Curtiss, who was born in New Rockford, ND, August 25, 1892. John farmed all his life and in 1919 he moved to a farm in the Yellowstone Valley where he could get irrigation. From there they moved to Sidney, MT where he did odd jobs, which were hard to find during the depression.
John died in Sidney September 1, 1961 and Julia died in Williston, ND July 7, 1945. They had 13 children.
JULIA AND JOHN KALLEVIG
DORIS, SHIRLEY, HAZEL, ROY, LEVERN, GLADYS, LEONARD, MABEL
CHESTER, PHYLLIS, JOHN, PEARL, CLIFFORD
PEARL AND JOSEPH
PEARL AND SON JOSEPH
ANTHONY, JAMES, MARVIN, RUSSEL AND FLOYD
PEARL AGNES (KALLEVIG) BOLAND was the first child born to John and Julia on May 24, 1911 in McHenry, ND.
She worked as a salesperson in a department store for 7 years, then did what she had always wanted to do, took a year of nurses training and became an LPN, which she worked at for about 12 years. She is now retired but can’t stand to sit around and do nothing, so gets up every morning at 4:30 and delivers 50 papers for the Tacoma News Tribune. Bill worked as a truck driver and worked on various construction jobs. They were divorced in October of 1935. On November 4, 1940 she married Joseph Alphonsis Boland from Cascade, IA. Joseph was born January 21, 1905 in Cascade to Joseph Edward and Gertrude (Drew) Boland. He worked in the sugar factory in Sidney and also in Billings, MT. He also worked at other construction jobs. Joseph died January 4, 1968 in Anoconda, MT and is buried in Sidney. They had 3 children of their own and Joseph adopted Floyd and Russel Collins on August 21, 1952. Pearl now lives in Tacoma, WA.
WILLMA IRENE (COLLINS) JAMISON was born to Bill and Pearl October 7, 1930 at Fairview, MT, County of Richland. She was married to Daniel Jamison and they had 2 children. She was married a second time to Ernest Carman who was born June 17, 1924 in Oklahoma. They were married on January 5, 1959 in Antioch, Contra Costa, CA. They had 1 child, ERNEST WYNN CARMAN, born November 13, 1959 in Antioch.
DAN, HIS SON BILL AND WILLMA
ERNEST CARMAN, KEVIN JAMISONRANDY JAMISON
RANDY JAMISON was born to Willma and Dan January 12, 1954 in Kennewick, WA. He was married to Schelley on June 28, 1980 and they have 1 child, AMANDA, born February 8, 1982 in Fort Bragg, CA.
RANDY, SCHELLEY, AMANDAKEVIN BRUCE JAMISON
KEVIN BRUCE JAMISON was born to Willma and Dan February 22, 1956 in Kennewick, WA. Kevin is married to Linda and they have 1 child, MICHEL CASEY, born on November 2, 1983 in Bend, OR.
LINDA, KEVIN AND CASEY
TIMOTHY, THOMAS, TRACY, MARY RITA AND FLOYD
FLOYD J. (COLLINS) BOLAND was born to Bill and Pearl March 22, 1932 in Sidney, MT. He was in the Air Force stationed in Germany for about 2 years and since has worked for the telephone company in Billings, MT for 30 years. On April 14, 1956, at Evansville, WY, he married Mary Rita Kelly, daughter of Grover and Helen Josephine (Sullivan) Cleveland. Mary Rita was born November 27, 1931 in Evansville. They have 3 children.TIMOTHY MICHAEL BOLAND
TIMOTHY MICHAEL BOLAND was born March 21, 1959. On September 20, 1986 he married Lisa Leaven and they live in Denver, CO, where he works as a salesman.THOMAS PATRICK BOLAND
THOMAS PATRICK BOLAND was born June 9, 1961.TRACY MARIE BOLAND
TRACY MARIE BOLAND was born March 28, 1967.
All 3 were born in Billings, MT.
LISA AND TIMOTHY
RUSSEL DEAN (COLLINS) BOLAND was born to Bill and Pearl August 4, 1933 in Sidney, MT. He was previously married to Betty Kraft and they had 3 children, then on December 29, 1952 he married Betty Louise Verhasselt who was born to Julius and Blanch (Henry) Verhasselt on December 19, 1934.
JOYCE AND RUSS B.LEANN JO (BOLAND) PICCIONI
LEANN JO (BOLAND) PICCIONI was born to Russ and Betty October 8, 1953 in Billings, MT, and was christened January 20, 1965 at St. Pius X Church in Billings. On August 2, 1974 she was married at St. Patrick’s Church in Billings to Gerold Claude Piccioni, who is the son of Claude Joseph and Constance Elisabeth (Lehde) Piccioni and was born May 6, 1948 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was christened in the same town at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on December 5, 1948. They have 2 children: KORI LEE, born September 10, 1977; and ANDREW DEAN, born September 24, 1977. Both were born in Billings.
LEANN, ANDY, KORI, AND GERRY PICCIONISANDRA LEE (BOLAND) EVENS
SANDRA LEE (BOLAND) EVENS was born to Russ and Betty December 3, 1956 in Billings, MT. On December 20, 1980 she was married to Steven Eugene Evens, born October 5, 1954 in Fargo, ND, to Robert Eugene and LaVonne Elaine (Pharson) Evens. They have 2 children: SEAN E., born July 6, 1984; and KATIE LEA, born August 13, 1986. Both were born in Sacramento, CA. Steve works as a copy machine serviceman in Sacramento and Sandy is a dental
SANDY, SEAN, AND STEVEN EVENS
JODY LA-RAE (BOLAND) KEEHN was born to Russ and Betty July 2, 1958 in Lodi, CA. On July 7, 1977 she married Paul Eugene Keehn of Minneapolis, MN. Paul was born September 29, 1956 to Charles and Joan (Urista) Keehn of Minneapolis. They have 2 children: JANEL LEE, born December 28, 1982; and RUSSEL, born March 12, 1984. Both were born in Billings, MT.
STEVEN E., PAUL K., GERRY P.,
RUSS B., ANDY P., KORI P.,
JANEL K., SANDY E., JODY K., LEANN P.,
KATIE E., RUSSEL K., AND SEAN E.
The old JOHANNES KALLEVIG Homestead in Arctander Township Section 14.
JOYCE AND MARVIN C.
MARVIN LEROY COLLINS was born on June 22, 1935 to Bill and Pearl in Glasgow, MT. He was christened at St. Patrick’s Church in Montana in 1947. On April 28, 1956 he was united in marriage to Rita Kierzek, daughter of Frank and Laura (Klaves) Kierzek. He served in the Air Force for 20 years and was stationed in Korea and England, among other places. He now works for the government in Stockton, CA. Marvin and Rita’s marriage ended in divorce. They had 3 children. Marvin’s present wife’s name is Joyce.
MICHAEL, RITA, LINDA, AND MARK COLLINSLINDA LEE (COLLINS) MATTSON
LINDA LEE (COLLINS) MATTSON was born to Marvin and Rita September 19, 1956 in Panama City, FL. On November 5, 1976 she was married to David Mattson of Milwaukee, WI. He was born to Thomas Eugene and Gladys Miller (Jones) Mattson May 18, 1950 in Milwaukee. They have 2 children: RYAN, born January 21, 1977; and ADAM LEE, born February 25, 1979. Both were born in Milwaukee.
LINDA, RICK, ADAM, AND RYAN
MICHAEL PATRICK COLLINS was born to Marvin and Rita November 6, 1957 in Panama City, FL. On February 5, 1977 he was married to Jill Behling. They had 1 son, MICHAEL, born July 12, 1977. Their marriage ended in divorce and Michael Jr. lives with his mother, Jill.MARK JOSEPH COLLINS
MARK JOSEPH COLLINS was born to Marvin and Rita July 12, 1961 in Washington, DC. Mark is married to Sue and they have twin sons, MARK and MATHEW, born July 25, 1985.
SUE AND MARK COLLINS
MARK AND MATHEW COLLINS
JAMES, MICHAEL AND JENNIFER
JAMES ALFRED BOLAND was Joseph and Pearl’s first child, born May 8, 1941 in Sidney, MT and christened in Billings, MT. He was in the Army for a couple of years, stationed in Viet Nam. He now lives in Billings, MT and works as a salesman. On June 19, 1964 he married Sandra Kay Squires, born June 3, 1944 to Ralph Edward and Eloise Myrl (Poling) Squires. They had 2 children: MICHAEL F., born June 20, 1970; and JENNIFER LYNN, born January 11, 1974. Both were born in Greeley, CO. They were divorced in 1980.
JOSEPH A. BOLAND was born to Joseph and Pearl April 1, 1944 in Billings, MT and was christened in 1944 at St. Patrick’s Church. He was in the Air Force for 2 years and then in the Army, in the Medical Corps, for 18 years. On December 14, 1968 he married Diane Hotchkiss, daughter of Clyde Lewis and Edith Rosemary (Maynard) Hotchkiss. Diane was born August 18, 1943 in Jamestown, NY. They have 3 children: JOSEPH ALLEN, born February 1, 1970 in Sacramento, CA; JASON ANDREW, born September 21, 1972 in Panama; and ROJAN, born July 13, 1976 in Jamestown, NY. Joseph was stationed in Panama, Germany and Viet Nam.
JOSEPH, DIANE, ROJAN, JOSEPH, JASON
ANTHONY MICHAEL BOLAND was born to Joseph and Pearl April 11, 1946 in Billings, MT. He is not married.
JEROME, RANDEL, CLIFFORD, VIVIAN, NOEL, JULIE, KENDAL
CLIFFORD J. KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia December 17, 1912 in New Rockford, ND. He worked as a contractor. Cliff was formerly married to Sadie Curtis, but they divorced. On June 1, 1940 he married Vivian Harriet Strobeck, daughter of Elias Harther and Mary Evangeline (Joealison) Strobeck in Sidney, MT. Vivian was born September 26, 1919 in Stanley, ND. She and Cliff have 5 children.
JULIE MARIE (KALLEVIG) KRAENZEL was born to Cliff and Vivian May 18, 1944 in Williston, ND. On September 8, 1962 she married Dale Richard Rimmer, whose father was Calvin Richard Rimmer of Independence, MO and his mother’s maiden name was Lillian Lanham of Bartlesville, OK. Julie and Dale divorced January 10, 1966. They had 1 son, CONRAD RICHARD RIMMER, born May 14, 1963 in Lawrence, KS. On August 15, 1987, Conrad married Linda Witty, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Witty Jr. of Topeka, KS.
Julie has a daughter, AMY GABRIELLE, born in Topeka, KS on June 19, 1970, whose father is George DeLozier Jr.
On July 17, 1976 Julie married Ralph Paul Kraenzel in Sidney, MT. Ralph was born August 21, 1941 to Reinhold Martain and Kathryn Elizabeth (Funk) Kraenzel in Hebron, ND. He works as a shoe cobbler and saddle maker. They have 3 girls: SARAH BETH, born November 29, 1976 in Sidney; ANNA MARIE, born January 29, 1980 in Williston, ND; and LEAHA ELIZABETH, born January 10, 1982 in Williston. Ralph legally adopted Amy.
SARAH, AMY, JULIE, ANNA, LEAHA, AND RALPH
JEROME HARTHER KALLEVIG was born to Clifford and Vivian April 23, 1947 in Stanley, ND. He works as a heavy equipment operator. He and his wife, Karen, have 5 children. Bobbie and Wade, Karen’s children by a previous marriage, were adopted by Jerome.
BOBBIE JO, JEROME, KAREN, WADE, KRISTY, CHAD, AND DAWN
BOBBIE JOBOBBIE JO (KALLEVIG) BREN
BOBBIE JO (KALLEVIG) BREN was born August 8, 1965, in Sidney, MT. On February 16, 1985 she married Duane Bren, son of Roy and Kathie Bren of New Hrodic, ND. Duane works in the oil fields. They have 2 children: SHANDI NICOLE, born June 27, 1985; and RYAN DUANE, born January 17, 1987.
RYAN AND SHANDI
SHERRI AND WADEWADE WESTLY KALLEVIG
WADE WESTLY KALLEVIG was born January 22, 1967 in Sidney, MT and is married to Sherri Wells (married January 17, 1987). Sherri’s parents are Russel and Linda Wells.
Jerome and Karen’s other 3 children are: DAWN LANETTE, born June 7, 1971; KRISTY ANN, born November 1, 1973; and CHAD CLIFFORD, born August 30, 1975. All 3 were born in Sidney, MT.
BECKY, KENDAL, JOSEF, AND KENDRAKENDAL LEE KALLEVIG
KENDAL LEE KALLEVIG was born to Cliff and Vivian May 2, 1951 in Sidney, MT. He works as a Real Estate Broker. On December 27, 1980 he married Janice Rebecca Dassinger in Sidney. Becky is the daughter of Walter and Lillian (Freeman) Dassinger. They have 2 children: KENDRA LETETIA, born May 31, 1985; and JOSEF NIKOLAS, born April 24, 1987.RANDAL DEE KALLEVIG
RANDAL DEE KALLEVIG was born to Cliff and Vivian May 2, 1951 in Sidney, MT and works in the oil fields. He is single.
NOEL AND SHANNON
SHANNONNOEL ROY KALLEVIG
NOEL ROY KALLEVIG was born to Cliff and Vivian December 15, 1953 in Sidney, MT and works as a salesman. On June 5, 1981 he married Denise Johnson, daughter of Jim and Elva (Berndt) Johnson. They have 1 child, SHANNON NOCOLI, born November 25, 1981.
CLIFFORD, VIRGINIA, WILLIAM, LORETTA, DOROTHY, JOHN, MABEL AND DAROLD JONES
MABLE IRENE (KALLEVIG) JONES was born to John and Julia August 13, 1914 in Willmar, MN and was christened October 15, 1914 in Willmar. On January 20, 1933 she was united in marriage to Darold Clifford Jones in Sidney, MT. Darold was born June 17, 1909 in Kenmare, ND to Fred Cleavland and Fredree Irene (Leet) Jones. He was christened in Kenmare in August of 1909. Darold died October 22, 1981. They had 6 children, all of which went to the Methodist Church and were christened there. They all attended school in Sidney, MT.
VIRGINIA CAROLINE (JONES) KOCK was Darold and Mabel’s 1st child, born May 10, 1934 in Sidney, MT. On July 3, 1952 she married Robert Leroy Kock, who was born June 17, 1930 to Mathias and Roiley Anie (Varner) Kock in Fairview, MT. They live in Sidney and have 6 children.LUCINDA CAROLINE (KOCK) ANDERSON
LUCINDA CAROLINE (KOCK) ANDERSON was born July 16, 1953 to Virginia and Robert in Sidney. On March 22, 1973 she married William Earl Anderson, son of Morris A. and Florence (Norton) Anderson. He was born March 31, 1947 in Forsyth, MT. They have 1 child, SHELBY RAE, born July 22, 1979 in Miles City.ROXANA IRENE (KOCK) FOSTER
ROXANA IRENE (KOCK) FOSTER was born to Virginia and Robert July 16, 1953 in Sidney, MT. Her first marriage was April 30, 1974 to Dennis Mellville, then on December 23, 1980 she married Dennis Foster. Dennis was born April 2, to Chester and Mildred Foster.PAMELA SUE (KOCK) TAYLOR
PAMELA SUE (KOCK) TAYLOR was born to Virginia and Robert October 11, 1956 in Sidney, MT and was christened at the Methodist Church in 1960. On January 15, 1977 she married Rockie Lee Taylor, son of Leo Delma and Daisy June (Rittel) Taylor. Rockie was born April 15, 1950 in Wolf Point, MT. They have 2 children: AUDIE LEO, born September 15, 1977; and SHANTI LYN, born January 12, 1979. Both were born in Sidney, MT.TANA JEAN (KOCK) STAAL
TANA JEAN (KOCK) STAAL was born June 2, 1958 to Virginia and Robert in Sidney, MT and was christened at the Methodist Church in 1960. On June 2, 1979 she married Larry Lee Staal, born May 13, 1955 in Watford City, ND to Norman and Margaret (Lee) Staal. They have 1 child, SHANNON RENEE’, born November 16, 1979 in Watford City, ND.
SHELLY ANN (KOCK) FRATZKE was born to Virginia and Robert February 14, 1960 in Sidney, MT and was christened at the Methodist Church. On August 25, 1979 she married Charles Allen Fratzke, who was born April 13, 1950 to Warren Kenneth and Dorothy Mae (Stirling) Fratzke. They have 1 child, KENNETH CHARLES, born January 22, 1980 in Watford City, ND.
LORETTA IRENE (JONES) BELINSKI was born to Darold and Mabel December 28, 1936. On March 30, 1957 she married William Belinski, who was born October 15, 1935 in Belfield, ND to Nick and Paraska (Haverlock) Belinski. Bill is a Certified Public Accountant and they live in Billings, MT. They have 4 children.
LORETTA AND BILL BELINSKI
MIKE, TIM, AND PAT BELINSKI
JANET LEE (BELINSKI) STCLAIR was born to Bill and Loretta July 8, 1959 in Billings, MT. On June 16, 1979 she married Marvin StClair, who was born May 11, 1952 to Kenneth and Cheta StClair in Helena, MT. Marvin is a fireman. He and Janet have 3 children: MICHELLE LEIGH, born July 23, 1980 in Helena, MT; STEPHANIE RAE, born November 16, 1981 in Helena, MT; and GARRETT MATHEW, born November 11, 1985 in Soldotna, AK.
MARVIN AND JANET STCLAIR
MICHAELLE, STEPHANIE AND GARRETT STCLAIRMICHAEL TODD BELINSKI
MICHAEL TODD BELINSKI was born to Bill and Loretta April 20, 1961 in Miles City, MT. He graduated from Notre Dame-Berkeley School of Theology in 1983 and is continuing his education.TIMOTHY WILLIAM BELINSKI
TIMOTHY WILLIAM BELINSKI was born to Bill and Loretta August 30, 1963 in Miles City, MT. He graduated in 1986 from Denver University and is an accountant.PATRICK PAUL BELINSKI
PATRICK PAUL BELINSKI was born to Bill and Loretta June 12, 1968 in Billings, MT and is a student at Denver University.
DOROTHY SUE (JONES) SCHMITT was born to Darold and Mabel July 29, 1940. Her first marriage was to Cherryll Price. She then married a second time on August 24, 1957 to LeRoy Schmitt, who was born September 28, 1935 in Sidney, MT to Phillip and Amelia (Thoughball) Schmitt. They have 3 children: TERRIE JANE, born August 18, 1958; BRIAN JOE, born August 9, 1959; and KEVIN LEROY, born July 3, 1961. All were born in Sidney, MT.TERRIE JANE (SCHMITT) MORAST
TERRIE JANE (SCHMITT) MORAST was married a first time to William W. Miller and her second marriage was on June 26, 1976 to Floyd J. Morast, son of Betty Renner. They have 1 child, JEREMY J., born March 12, 1977.
WILLIAM DAROLD JONES was born to Darold and Mabel on January 17, 1943. Bill attended college in Missoula, MT and on July 17, 1964 he was married to Kathleen Anne Price, daughter of Daniel Charles and Dorothy (Crawford) Price. Kathleen was born February 17, 1944 in Sidney, MT. They have 3 children: LISA, born April 18, 1970; NATHAN, born November 26, 1971; and WILLIAM RYAN, born February 3, 1974. All three were born in Rexburg, ID. They now live in Billings, MT.
CLIFFORD FREDERICK JONES was born to Darold and Mabel October 12, 1947 in Sidney, MT. He works in construction. On May 18, 1968 he married Marcella Rose Sticka, who was born December 11, 1949 in Dickenson, ND to Joseph and Katherine (Heiser) Sticka. They were married in the Catholic Church but now attend the Methodist Church where they live in Sidney. They have 2 children: TROY MIKEL, born October 11, 1968; and DAROLD JOSEPH, born December 18, 1975. Troy is an employee at an experiment farm and Darold is a student.
CLIFFORD, DAROLD, MARCELLA AND TROY
JOHN LEE JONES was born to Darold and Mabel June 7, 1952 in Sidney, MT. He attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT and is a contractor. On November 26, 1977 he married Louis Kay Nelson, born March 29, 1955 in Sidney, MT, to Chester and Selma Marie (Heringer) Nelson. They have 3 children: QUINN ROSS, who was adopted and was born November 15, 1975 in Williston, ND; VANESSA KAY, born December 26, 1978; and BODEAN LEE, born May 22, 1981.
QUINN, JOHN, BODEAN, LOIS, VANESSA
CHESTER VERNON KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia May 18, 1916 at Norway Lake, MN in Kandiyohi County. On December 15, 1947 he was married to Annie Martha Lapica, who was born February 21, 1923 in Ross, ND to Joseph Frank and Bessie Martha (Cuancara) Lapica. Chester died in Billings, MT on December 26, 1979 and was buried December 29, 1979 in Sidney, MT. He and Annie had 6 children, who were all born in Sidney, MT.
RONALD JOHN KALLEVIG was born to Chester and Annie September 19, 1948 in Sidney and on March 30, 1974 he married Kathleen McClurg, who was born September 13, 1953 to John Phillip and Josephine (LaDolce) McClurg in Columbus, MT. They have 3 children: DUSTIN CHESTER, born September 8, 1975 in Billings, MT; SHAWN RONALD, born October 14, 1977 in Powell, WY; and RYAN, born September 13, 1982 in Powell, WY.
DOUGLAS CHESTER KALLEVIG was born to Chester and Annie March 30, 1950 and on September 2, 1973 he married Cecelia Rosalie Sticka, who was born September 23, 1948 to the Tony Stickas. They have 2 children: KRISTIAN DOUGLAS, born December 11, 1973; and JERAMIAH JOHN, born June 19, 1976. Both were born in Billings, MT. Douglas and Cecelia were divorced in July of 1978.
STEVEN PAT KALLEVIG was born to Chester and Annie January 5, 1953 and on September 19, 1980 he was married to Gayle Lynn DeRudder, daughter of Edward George and Dorleen Fern (Berry) DeRudder. They have 2 children: SAMUEL PAUL, born May 1, 1983; and JOHNATHAN EDWARD, born May 31, 1986.
RENEE JOANNE (KALLEVIG) SHANKS was born to Chester and Annie September 1, 1955 and on October 12, 1973 was married in St. Francis, KS to Richard Lynn Shanks, son of Herman Hans and Joyce Belle (Phillips) Shanks. Richard was born March 2, 1950 in Colby, KS. They have 2 children: TRAVIS JOE, born January 4, 1975; and BRANDON LYNN, born October 19, 1977. Both children were born in Goodland, KS.
MARTHEL SUE (KALLEVIG) PRYOR was born to Chester and Annie April 28, 1958 and is married to Steven Glenn Pryor, son of Glenn and Jan Margaret (D’Hoy) Pryor. They have 3 children: KYLE STEVEN, born April 28, 1984; COLE CHESTER, born August 2, 1986; and Steven’s daughter from a previous marriage, RANDI ANN, born June 23, 1976.
MICHAEL ALLEN KALLEVIG was born to Chester and Annie January 24, 1960 and is married to Kelly Lee Foos, daughter of Kenneth and Ann Marilee (Hill) Foos. They have 3 children: STEPHANIE ANN, born March 24, 1983; STACY LEE, born December 31, 1985; and CODY KENNETH, born March 28, 1987.
GLADYS LEONA (KALLEVIG) ANDREASON was born to John and Julia March 3, 1918 at Norway Lake, MN. On March 4, 1937 she married Sigurd Jenson Andreason who was born in Denmark on January 9, 1908. Sig died February 8, 1984 and Gladys lives in Bowie, TX. They had 12 children.
WAYNE AXEL ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys in Sidney, MT on February 27, 1938. On April 20, 1957 he married Nelta Marie Broom, born October 15, 1938 in Vashti, TX to William K. and Gladys Lovene (Riddle) Broom. They have 4 children: STACY RENE, born November 12, 1958 in Bowie, TX, and on July 7, 1977 married Mike Mitchum; MARILYN GAY, born November 28, 1961 in Bridgeport, TX, and married Paul Bryant Reid on March 18, 1978; LOURA BETH, born November 6, 1963; and MICHAEL WAYNE, born August 30, 1965. Loura and Michael were both born in Bridgeport, TX.
BETTY JANE (ANDREASON) JACKSON was born to Sig and Gladys May 2, 1939 in Sidney, MT and was married to Andy Milton Jackson June 2, 1957. They have 4 children: BRENDA FAY (JACKSON) ADAMS, born July 19, 1958 and was married to Darwin Adams on July 24, 1976; PAMELA GAYLE JACKSON, born July 13, 1960; LORI ANN JACKSON, born February 22, 1964; and AUDRA GAY JACKSON, born January 24, 1967.
IONA MARIE (ANDREASON) TRUAX was born to Sig and Gladys July 12, 1940 in Sidney, MT and on May 11, 1957 married Gene Merle Truax, who was born August 26, 1938 to Emery Lee and Juanita Corrine (Sanders) Truax. They have 4 children: DEBRA JEAN (TRUAX) HEUGATTER, born June 10, 1960 and married to Randell Heugatter; CURTIS NEAL TRUAX, born June 15, 1964; ROGER DALE TRUAX, born May 24, 1966; and JAMES EMERY TRUAX, born May 18, 1970. All were born in Bowie, TX.
SYLVIA ELSIE (ANDREASON) MORTON was born to Sig and Gladys March 29, 1942 in Sidney, MT and is married to Freddy Eugene Morton who was born May 15. They have 3 children: DAVID JENSEN MORTON, born January 29, 1965; ANGELA DEANN MORTON, born January 24, 1967; and GUY EUGENE MORTON, born August 27, 1970. All three were born in Bowie, TX.
DALE CHESTER ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys March 31, 1944 in Flagstaff, AZ. On July 21, 1965 he married Barbara Lee Strickland, who was born on April 26. They have 4 children: SHERRI LYNN, born December 29, 1965; CINDY CAROL, born December 14; JERRY DALE, born May 12, 1973; and MICHELLE, born May 12, 1973.
ERNEST LAVERN ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys December 22, 1945 in Bowie, TX. On June 1, 1972 he married Vada Beth Gilley, who was born January 3, 1953 to Thomas Fred and Willie Faye (Hall) Gilley. They have 2 children: RONALD GLEN, born January 28, 1973; and CHRISTI DAWN, born December 27, 1977. They both were born in Bridgeport, TX.
TERRY GLEN ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys July 15, 1948 in Bowie, TX. On March 3, 1972 he married Martha Lucille Branson, who was born November 10, 1948 in Bowie, TX to Norman B. and Annie Laurie (Walters) Branson. They have 1 child, TERRY DOUGLAS, born September 21, 1972.
JUDY GAY (ANDREASON) RHYNE was born to Sig and Gladys October 24, 1950 in Bowie, TX and on April 2, 1969 she married Lloyd Elbert Rhyne who was born December 21, 1942 to Elbert and Lela Grace (Worley) Rhyne. They have 2 children: NIKOLE LELA, born August 7, 1974; and JOSHUA LLOYD, born January 19, 1978. Both children were born in Bowie, TX.
DIANE KAY ANDREASON, twin sister of Judy, lived only a short time. She died January 29, 1952.
BEVERLY FAY ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys September 5, 1953 in Bowie, TX.
TONY RAY ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys in Bowie, TX on April 12, 1959.
ARLENE FAY ANDREASON was born to Sig and Gladys June 19, 1961 in Bowie, TX.
MR. AND MRS. JOHANNAS KALLEVIG ON LEFT, AND HIS BROTHER OLE AND WIFE ANNA ON RIGHT.
LEVERN ORVILLE KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia on September 10, 1919 in Mona, MT. In Stanley, ND, on December 19, 1947, he married Deloris Thelma Evensvold. Del was born October 22, 1925 to Theodore and Gunhild (Skare) Evensvold. Levern is retired now and they live in Sidney, MT. Vern keeps himself busy by doing yards in the neighborhood and hauling junk cars for the County.
DELORIS AND LEVERN
LINDA AND JACKIE
LINDA LEE (KALLEVIG) NOBLE was born to Levern and Del on January 22, 1950 in Minto, ND. She was baptized in ND and confirmed in Sidney, MT. On January 18, 1971 she married James Noble who was born July 26, 1942 to Kenneth and Helen Noble in Mott, ND. Jim is employed by Soil Conservation and Linda is a teacher. They live in Fairview, MT.
LINDA AND JIM
JACQUELINE RAE (KALLEVIG) PAULSON was born to Levern and Del on June 14, 1953 in Sidney, MT and also was baptized and confirmed there. On April 17, 1971 she married Arthur Gene Paulson, who was born April 19, 1949 to Arthur Clarence and Elizabeth (Martin) Paulson in Williston, ND. Arthur is a farmer and Jackie a homemaker. They live in Cartwright, ND with their 2 children: MICHELE LEE, born October 14, 1971; and REBECCA JEAN, born July 22, 1976. Both were born in Sidney, MT.
MICHELE, JACKIE, ARTHUR, BECKY
HAZEL AND BILL BANTA
HAZEL MARIE (KALLEVIG) BANTA was born to John and Julia December 8, 1921 in Mona, MT. On September 2, 1939 she married Phillip Ingvold Williams, who was born December 16, 1914 in Harlow, ND to Paul and Ida (Erickson) Williams. Phillip died November 2, 1965 in Sidney and was buried there November 6, 1965. Hazel later married Bill J. Banta in November of 1966. Bill died February 5, 1980. Hazel and Phillip Williams had 6 children.
PHILLIP WILLIAMS DRESSED FOR CENTENNIAL DAYS
DEAN PRENTICE WILLIAMS was born to Hazel and Phillip March 15, 1940 in Sidney, MT. He was married to Kathleen Morel, who was born August 8, 1943. They had 3 children: PERRY PHILLIP, born May 11, 1961; TIMOTHY DEAN, born November 27, 1963; and TONI MARIE, born March 31, 1969. All were born in Sidney, MT. Their marriage ended in divorce and Dean later married Jeannine Viola Boles on April 22, 1978. Jeannine was born August 22, 1929 in Fairview, MT to George Howard and Vera Estella (Whiteman) Boles. Jeannine’s first husband was Lloyd Johnston. Dean is manager of KMTX radio station in Helena, MT.
DEAN AND JEANNINE
NICOLE C., SHERMAN W., TONA W., BOB W., DENNIS W.
SHERRIE W., KRIS W., SHERRY C., AND TOM C.
DENNIS DALE WILLIAMS was born March 10, 1942 in Devil’s Lake, ND. On August 25, 1965 in Sidney, MT, he married Helene Jeanne Buros, born April 14, 1942 in Oceanside, NY to Herman Roy and Muriel Eleonor (Kinney) Buros. They have 2 children: TONA LEE, born September 3, 1971 in Stayton, OR; and KRIS ALLISON, born May 30, 1974 in Salem, OR.
RICHARD RAY WILLIAMS was born to Hazel and Phillip April 11, 1946 in Sidney, MT. On June 30, 1973, in Carmel, CA, he married Marlene Diane Kolstad, who was born September 29, 1940 in Compton, CA to Marvin Eugene and Eileen (Irwin) Kolstad. They have 3 children: HEATHER EILEEN, born November 9, 1974; STACEY MARIE, born November 28, 1977; and GARRETT RICHARD, born June 23, 1979. All 3 were born in Tarzana, CA.
ROBERT D. WILLIAMS was born to Hazel and Phillip April 11, 1948 in Sidney, MT and in 1968 he married Mary Cundiff, who was born in January of 1949 to Bill and Clara Cundiff.
SHERRY K. WILLIAMS was born to Hazel and Phillip August 26, 1950 in Sidney, MT and married Tom Carranza in 1969. They have 1 daughter, NICOLE PERRY.
SHERMAN G. WILLIAMS was born to Hazel and Phillip August 26, 1950 in Sidney, MT. In 1970 he married Sherrie Horschek, whom he met at college in Boseman, MT. Sherrie was from Lewistown, MT.
ROY ELMER KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia October 28, 1928 in Sidney, MT. On December 9, 1950 he married Gloria Renee Nielsen, who was born March 24, 1930 in Westby, MT to Niels Peter and Vita Marcella (Hansen) Nielsen. Roy and Gloria have 4 children.
GLORIA AND ROY
GARTH NIELSEN KALLEVIG was born to Gloria and Roy October 21, 1952 in San Diego, CA. On February 28, 1976 he married Joyce Jesse Henderson, who was born May 2, 1954 in Sidney, MT to William T. and Emeline (Banta) Henderson. They have 3 children: WENDY KAE, born May 18, 1977 in Sidney, MT; BRADLEY N., born December 16, 1978 in Sidney, MT; and CODY ROY, born March 2, 1981 in Williston, ND.
GARTH, JOYCE, WENDY, BRADLEY AND CODY
JAMIE CAROLYN (KALLEVIG) BEAUDRY was born to Gloria and Roy December 18, 1954 in Sidney, MT. On August 3, 1974 she married Gary Michael Beaudry, who was born November 19, 1952 to Norman Alexander and Lillian L. (WhiteHorse) Beaudry. They have 3 children: BRIAN C., born September 8, 1976; ERICA BETH, born May 13, 1979; and KALLIE. All were born in Williston, ND.
GARY, BRIAN, JAMIE, KALLIE, ERICA
BRENT LEONARD KALLEVIG was born to Gloria and Roy April 23, 1956 in Sidney, MT. He and his wife, Joneen, have 1 daughter, BRITTNY.
BRENT, JONEEN, BRITTNY
KIM AND VALERI
VALERI BETH (KALLEVIG) GETCHELL was born to Roy and Gloria October 20, 1959 in Sidney, MT. On August 20, 1978 she married Kim M.Getchell.
LEONARD KALLEVIG FAMILY. LEFT TO RIGHT: LEONARD, MARTHA, DONNA, CHERYL AND CARLALEONARD KALLEVIG
LEONARD KALLEVIG is married to the former Martha Lawson. They are the parents of 3 daughters: DONNA, CHERYL, and CARLA, and also have five grandchildren. They live in Big Sandy, MT where Leonard is the manager of the Big Sandy Grain Co. Leonard has been managing grain elevators for the past 35 years with the exception of 2 ½ years when he and Martha owned a motel at West Yellowstone, MT from 1984-1986. Martha went back to school when she was 41 years old and graduated with a business degree from Dickinson State College, Dickinson, ND and was employed at various places since then, but is not employed at present.DONNA (KALLEVIG) WANNER
DONNA (KALLEVIG) WANNER (oldest daughter) is married to Daniel Wanner and they are the parents of two boys: DARREN, 14, and DOUGLAS, 10. They live in Dickinson, ND. Donna graduated from Central Business College, Denver, CO and is employed as a secretary-cashier for Consolidated Telephone Co. Daniel (Butch) graduated from Dickinson State College, Dickinson, ND and is employed by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.CHERYL (KALLEVIG) KEITH
CHERYL (KALLEVIG) KEITH (middle daughter) is married to Bruce Keith. They live in Sheridan, WY and are the parents of two girls and one boy: PATRICK, 22, who attends the University of Wyoming at Laramie; KRISTIN, 16; and SARA, 12. Cheryl attended Dickinson State College, Dickinson, ND and the University of North Dakota and is employed as a secretary for Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center. Bruce graduated from Dickinson State College and obtained his masters degree from the University of North Dakota. He is Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Sheridan High School.CARLA (KALLEVIG) OAKES
CARLA (KALLEVIG) OAKES (youngest daughter) is married to Jon Oakes and lives in Westminster, CA. She graduated from Long Beach State College and is employed in marketing and public relations for the Balboa Co. Jon is attending Long Beach State College, working towards an engineering degree.
VERA MAE KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia February 26, 1923 in Mona, MT. She lived only until August 10, 1924.
LEONARD ROY KALLEVIG was born to John and Julia July 9, 1926 in Mona, MT. On October 7, 1945 he married Martha Jane Lawson, who was born April 19, 1930 in Culbertson, MT to William Luther and Jessie Kathryn (Strong) Lawson. They have 3 children.
DONNA KAY (KALLEVIG) WANNER was born to Leonard and Martha August 7, 1946 in Sidney, MT and on June 29, 1968 she married Daniel Wanner, who was born September 4, 1945 in Bismark, ND to Christ and Anna (Freitog) Wanner. They have 2 children: DARREN LEE, born September 4, 1973; and DOUGLAS RYAN, born December 28, 1977. Both children were born in Dickenson, ND.
CHERYL DENISE (KALLEVIG) KEITH was born to Leonard and Martha April 18, 1948 in Sidney, MT. On November 20, 1964 she married Bruce Keith, who was born September 15, 1947 in Richardton, ND to Edward and Doris (Neal) Keith. They have 3 children: PATRICK BRUCE, born May 12, 1965 in Richardton, ND; KRISTEN NOEL, born December 16, 1971 in Northwood, ND; and SARA JANE, born November 28, 1975 in Bismark, ND.
CARLA LYNN (KALLEVIG) OAKES was born to Leonard and Martha May 20, 1958 in Richardton, ND. On July 28, 1979 she married Jon Oakes.
PHYLLIS JUNE (KALLEVIG) SMITH was born to John and Julia June 29, 1931 in Sidney, MT. On July 18, 1948 she married Wesley Gordon Smith, who was born November 27, 1928 in Dickenson, ND, to Gordon and Helen Blanch (Lillie) Smith. They have 6 children.
MAVIS JANE (SMITH) BOMAR was born January 20, 1950 to Wesley and Phyllis in Sidney, MT. On January 9, 1969 she was married to Joseph Feldman and they had 2 children: JEROME WESLEY, born August 17, 1969 in Sherridan, WY; and VICKIE ANN, born January 25, 1971 in Sidney, WY. Her second marriage was on March 10, 1979 in Sheridan, WY to Duane R. Bomar, who was born May 15, 1953 in Sheridan, WY to Frank Edward and LaVern I. (Jackson) Bomar.
KENNETH GORDON SMITH was born to Wesley and Phyllis May 9, 1951 in Sidney, MT. On March 8, 1975 he was married to Pamela Jean Bartlett, who was born December 14, 1955 in Argentia, NF, Canada to John Woldon and Wanda Lee (Ives) Bartlett. They have 2 children: MICHAEL KENNETH, born September 11, 1975; and AMY LYNN, born October 15, 1976. Both children were born in Sheridan, WY.
KARLETTE JEAN (SMITH) WINEBARGER was born to Wesley and Phyllis April 17, 1953 in Sheridan, WY. In Sheridan, on April 17, 1971, she married Ralph Allen Winebarger, who was born February 7, 1951 in Missoula, MT to Paul Irwin and Joyce D. (Elkins) Winebarger. They have 2 children: TODD ALLEN, born May 1, 1974 in Portsmouth, VA; and BRENT WESLEY, born June 8, 1977 in Riverside, CA.
KEITH WESLEY SMITH was born to Wesley and Phyllis September 25, 1954 in Sheridan, WY. On July 30, 1975 he was married to Cheryl Reimers. His second marriage was to Vickie Lynn Chouisnard, who was born June 15, 1953 in Glendive, MT to Douglas and Marjori Louise (Funk) Chouisnard. They have 1 child, CHRISTINA LYNN, born December 23, 1978 in Powell, WY.
MARK DUANE SMITH was born to Wesley and Phyllis March 27, 1962 in Sheridan, WY.
MARIE HELEN SMITH was born to Wesley and Phyllis July 30, 1963 in Sheridan, WY.
DORIS MAE (KALLEVIG) EHLKE was born to John and Julia July 7, 1933 in Sidney, MT. Her first husband was Charlie Thomas Clark. Then on September 7, 1957 Doris married Adrian Bernard Ehlke in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Sidney, MT. Adrian was born September 28, 1926 in Botteneau, ND to Henry Bernard and Francis Mae (Fenner) Ehlke. Charlie and Doris had 4 children.
KAREN LEA (CLARK) SUKERT, born April 20, 1950 and Deborah Lynn, born September 5, 1951 to Charlie and Doris, were adopted by their grandparents, Curt and Margaret Ball. Karen was born in Ft. Clay, GA and on December 31, 1966 she married Larry Joseph Sukert, who was born June 21, 1947 in Bemedji, MN to Gordon John and June Violet (Lund) Sukert. Larry and Karen had 2 children: PATRICK EVAN, born November 4, 1967 in Ft. Steward, GA; and LISA MARIE, born March 5, 1972 in Tacoma, WA. Lisa died August 12, 1977.
DEBORAH LYNN (CLARK) SIMPSON was born in Seattle, WA and on March 21, 1970, in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, she married Andrew Paul Simpson, who was born May 27, 1950 in Port Angeles, to Hugh Edward and Ina Winneford (Armstrong) Simpson. They have 3 children: SHANE PAUL, born March 28, 1973; COURTNEY JEAN, born April 12, 1975; and JESSICA ELIZABETH, born December 4, 1976. All three were born in Port Angeles, WA.
MARGARET ANN (EHLKE) GILBERTSON was born to Charlie and Doris at Fort Gaines, GA on November 3, 1952 and was adopted by Adrian Ehlke. On April 3, 1971 she married Ervin Gilbertson.
CURTIS EHLKE was born to Charlie and Doris in Sidney, MT on July 3, 1954 and was adopted by Adrian Ehlke. On September 19, 1975, at St. Matthews Church, Port Angeles, he married Teresa Gay Hulse, who was born November 24, 1953 in Port Angeles to Raymond Perry and Norma Sue (Becker) Hulse. They have 2 children: RYAN PATRICK, born February 5, 1977; and JESSE ROY, born September 12, 1978. Both were born in Port Angeles, WA.
SHIRLEY JOAN (KALLEVIG) KEMMIS was born to John and Julia June 19, 1935 in Sidney, MT. On October 13, 1951, at Sidney, she married Raymond Ernest Kemmis, who was born January 23, 1929 at Fairview, MT to Arthur Earl and Mildred Magdaleena (Varner) Kemmis. Raymond died April 6, 1981 at Absarokee, MT and is buried in Sidney. They had 5 children.
GREGORY ROY KEMMIS was born to Raymond and Shirley October 3, 1952 in Sidney, MT and on January 18, 1975 married JoAnn Buck.
SCOTT ARTHUR KEMMIS was born to Raymond and Shirley on October 7, 1954 in Watford City, ND. On September 22, 1979, in Williston, ND, he married Carla Daun Vander Vorste, who was born November 29, 1960 in Bismarck, ND to Allen Gene and Leona Mae (Rychman) Vander Vorste. They have 1 child, KAYLA DAUN, born June 16, 1981 in Billings, MT.
DEANNE KAY KEMMIS was born to Raymond and Shirley September 1, 1957 in Sidney, MT.
VICKI JOAN (KEMMIS) HOCHHALTER was born to Raymond and Shirley June 20, 1959 in Watford City, ND. On June 23, 1979 she married Joel Dean Hochhalter, who was born in Baker, MT to Walter Willis and Betty Eva (Kepshull) Hachhalter. They have 1 child, JACOB DEAN, born May 26, 1981 in Dickenson, ND.
JULIA MAE KEMMIS was born to Raymond and Shirley December 29, 1964 in Williston, ND.
A typical Steam Threshing scene in the early 1900’s
ANDREW JOHN KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari December 28, 1887 at Norway Lake, MN. He had a limited education in this area but after growing up took a course at Camrose Lutheran College in Canada for a winter term. Probably an English course. In 1909 he decided to try homesteading at Blooming Prairie, AB, Canada (later the name was changed to Morrin, AB) and received his citizenship papers June 10, 1912, with his homestead application being approved June 12, 1913. His closest neighbors were Peder and Theodore Notland and his first house was later turned into the farm “chicken coop”. Andrew told about the time he went to the town of Stettler for supplies and when they returned there were Indians camped on their place for the night. They meant no harm but it was pretty hard to sleep that night. On November 15, 1919 he was united in marriage to Ruth Tveter from Tawatinaw, AB. Ruth was born February 7, 1899 in Oslo, Norway. There were 3 children born to them, and 1 adopted. Andrew farmed in Morrin and helped to build a new church in the 30’s, which is still being used. His church was very important to him and to Ruth as well. She was Superintendent of Sunday School for some years and very active in Ladies Aid and Church. In 1944 the family moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada where he worked in the shipyards, did carpentry work, and later went into construction work for his son-in-law until he retired. Andrew died on November 17, 1962 in Vancouver, BC and Ruth died April 14, 1975 in Camrose, AB.
ANDREW AND RUTH KALLEVIG
VIOLET LILLY (KALLEVIG) HOFFMAN was born to Andrew and Ruth December 7, 1920 in Drumheller, AB, Canada. She grew up on the farm home at Morrin, AB, went to a country school near there and attended high school in Morrin, then entered the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute at Camrose, AB, graduating after a 3 year course. On July 25, 1941 she married Edward Paul Hoffman at the Morrin Lutheran Church her father helped build. Ed was born September 16, 1908 in Rosenort, MB, Canada. During WWII he worked at ship building, then did house building in Vancouver, BC until the Lutheran Church asked him to do their building. He then went into church designing, building, and supervising for over 20 years, under Canadian Home Missions. He also built for other denominations. In 1964 they moved to Camrose, AB where he built the Bethany Lutheran Nursing Home. Ed has worked with Boy Scouts and is now on the Village Council in Bawlf, where they live. He also serves as Deputy Mayor and sits on the Bottle River Planning Commission for the central area of Alberta. Violet is active in church work. They have built a new store for their business, Ed Hoffman Ltd., which sells building materials. They have 6 children, all born in Vancouver, except Lyle who was born in New Westminster, BC, Canada.
ED AND VIOLET HOFFMAN
LYNNE CLARICE (HOFFMAN) JANKE was born to Ed and Vi October 13, 1942 and worked as a secretary. On August 24, 1963 she married Edwin Reinhard Janke, who was born May 5, 1942 to Alexander and Lydia Janke. They live in Crystal Lake, IL and Edwin works in Schaumburg, IL as President of Mercury Metal Products. They have 1 daughter, KRISTIN KARI, born June 26, 1968. She is attending St. Olaf College.
EDWIN AND LYNNE JANKE
KRISTIN KARI JANKE
MELODY RUTH HILDA (HOFFMAN) MAHER was born to Ed and Vi on June 24, 1944 and works as an office administrator in a law firm in Portland, OR. She married Michael Maher, who was born March 6, 1944, but they are now divorced. They had 1 child, COLLEEN RENEE, born March 4, 1975, who lives with Melody.
MELODY AND COLLEEN
JUDY LAVERNE (HOFFMAN) PETSCHULAT was born to Ed and Vi September xx, 194x and was a Lutheran Life Insurance Representative. She married Peter Petschulat October xx, 197x in Camrose, AB. Peter was born January xx, 194x and installs insulation. They live in Cloverdale, BC and have 2 children: SALINA CAROLINE, born December xx, 197x; and STEPHEN MICHAEL, born September xx, 197x.
PETER, JUDY, SALINA AND STEPHEN
LYLE EDWARD HOFFMAN was born to Ed and Vi on May 12, 1953 and is President of Ed Hoffman Ltd. On May 17, 1975 he married Maureen Honig of Camrose. She was born June 16, 1946 and works in the office and at home. They live in Bawlf and have 2 children: KORINA LARA, born March 4, 1969; and CANDICE FARRAH, born February 2, 1977.
LYLE, MAUREEN, KORINA, CANDICE
LEONARD PAUL HOFFMAN was the 5th child of Ed and Vi and was born December 11, 1954. He works as a driller on an oil rig and lives in Edmonton, AB, Canada. On May 22, 1976 he married Gloria Alm of Bittern Lake, AB, who was born May 23, 1958. They are now divorced. Leonard and Gloria had 2 boys who live with Leonard: PAUL LOCKE, born June 17, 1977; and DAVID LEONARD, born February 9, 1981.
LEONARD, PAUL AND DAVID
LANCE RANDALL HOFFMAN was the last child born to Ed and Vi and he was born on July 21, 1957. He is an auto body mechanic and lives in Camrose, AB. On June 3, 1978 he married Patricia Jacobson of Bawlf, AB. She was born July 8, 1958. They have 2 boys: JONATHAN RANDALL, born December 14, 1979; and DUSTIN PATRICK, born August 10, 1981.
LANCE, PATTI, JONATHAN AND DUSTIN
A LITTLE ABOUT THE NAME. KALEVIK was the original spelling in the early days, as you can see on the Small Pox Vaccination Certificate for Mathias, the oldest son of Elias Kallevig. At that time they used the name Mattiasen, meaning “son of Mathias”.
This certificate, dated October 3, 1887, translated says: Mathias, born at KALEVIK of parents Elias and Gunvor. They must have changed their spelling later because they now use the spelling KALLEVIK both on their name and place.
Most of the relatives here in America use KALLEVIG. It is more the American way to spell it. Only a few spell it KALEVIK.
MORRIS LYDON KALLEVIG was born to Andrew and Ruth September 29, 1925 in Morrin, AB, Canada. He left Canada in 1950 and now lives in Big Lake, MN. On April 27, 1946 he married Hilda “Kay” Humphreys, who was born January 24, 1919 and they had 3 children. Kay died on October 15, 1979. Morris married a second time on January 26, 1980 to Mary Lou Peterson, whose date of birth was November 30, 1932. They were later divorced. Morris died in 1994.
KAY AND MORRIS KALLEVIG
MORRIS AND MARY LOU KALLEVIG
KENNETH MORRIS KALLEVIG was born to Morris and Kay April 22, 1948 in Vancouver, Canada. He works as a Regional Manager at Mission Linen. He was married to Linda Ogdahl, daughter of Ollie and Marlene Ogdahl, and they had 2 children: KENNETH ERIK, born November 22, 1969; and HEATHER MARLENE, born June 28, 1971. They were divorced, and on September 8, 1978 he married Michelle Segal, who was born April 24, 1954 to William and Mary Jane Segal of Minneapolis, MN. Ken and Michelle have 2 children: GARRETT, born September 10, 1979; and KENDRA, born August 1, 1981. They live in Albuquerque, NM. Kenneth died August 17, 1997.
GARRETT, KEN, KENDRA AND MICHELLE
HEATHER, KENDRA, GARRETT, ERIK
GARY LYDON KALLEVIG was born to Morris and Kay on March 16, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN. He is an electrician, lives in Minneapolis, and is single.
GARY LYDON KALLEVIG
CHERYL LEE (KALLEVIG) TUTTLE was born to Morris and Kay on July 16, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. On May 17, 1980 she married Steve Lee Tuttle, who was born July 21, 1959, and they have 2 children: SHANNON KAY, born January 1, 1982 and KELSEY JEAN, born April 20, 1985. Cheryl works at Federated Insurance Co. and Steve works as a plasterer. They live in St. Louis Park, MN.
SHANNON, CHERYL, STEVE AND KELSEY
DONNA ELOUISE KALLEVIG was adopted by Andrew and Ruth at 7 weeks of age. She was born August 24, 1937 and died at the age of 16 of leukemia.
DONALD LEONARD KALLEVIG was born to Andrew and Ruth December 11, 1927 in Drumheller, AB, Canada. He worked as a contractor for some time and now is a building manager. On December 26, 1950 he was united in marriage to Ingrid Wiste, who was born February 18, 1927 at Randaberg, Stavanger, Norway. Ingrid worked as an office manager but now is assistant manager. They at have 3 children.
INGRID, DON, CARMEN AND SONJA
SANDRA LEE (KALLEVIG) GOLDSMITH was Don and Ingrid’s first child, born January 11, 1952 in Calgary, AB, Canada. She previously was a bookkeeper but now is a housewife. She married John Louis LaBonte Goldsmith, who was born July 14, 1941 at Worthing, England. He works at Canada Post in Ottawa, ON in a managerial position. They have 1 child, SONJA NICHOLE, born September 14, 1979 in Toronto, ON.
TRAVIS, MARK, SHEENA, CHERYLE
MARK BRYAN KALLEVIG was born to Don and Ingrid December 13, 1957 in Vancouver, BC, Canada and works as a heavy duty mechanic. Mark married Cheryle Curry, who was born in Ontario December 3. They have 2 children: TRAVIS MARK, born August 9, 1983 in Toronto, ON; and SHEENA ANNE, born July 10, 1985 in Kingston, ON. The family lives in Kingston, ON.
CARMEN ELISE KALLEVIG was born to Don and Ingrid at Penticton, BC on July 7, 1966 and lives at home. She works at the Garth Homer Center for the handicapped.
EDWARD AND LENA
LENA CAROLINE (KALLEVIG) THONVOLD was born to Johannes and Kari on December 24, 1888. She received her schooling in Arctander Township and was married to Edward J. Thonvold. They farmed for awhile in the Pennock area, then moved to Baudette, MN where he farmed and worked in a saw mill. In 1923 they lost everything they owned, when their home burned down. They gave the land they owned to their church for a Bible Camp, which it still is to this day, and moved to Willmar, MN. There Edward worked on the railroad for awhile but went back to farming. They farmed in Pennock and Arctander Township. In the early 30’s they moved back to Willmar, where he died on September 26, 1933. Lena continued to live in Willmar until her death May 16, 1979 at the age of 90. Edward and Lena had 12 children.
MIRANDA CLARICE (THONVOLD) CARLSON was the first child born to Ed and Lena on July 5, 1908 and died April 14, 1957. She attended school in Willmar and Pennock and was married to George E. Carlson, son of Carl and Agnes Carlson of Pennock. George was born December 24, 1901 and died June 21, 1975. They lived in Willmar for some time, then the family moved to Minneapolis, MN, where he worked at Northern Pump Co. They had 4 children.
GEORGE AND MIRANDA
GERALD GEORGE CARLSON was born to George and Miranda on March 23, 1928 in Willmar, MN. He went to school in Willmar and Minneapolis and now works as a parts specialist in Minneapolis. He was united in marriage to Betty M. Hammond, who was born July 1, 1928 to Walter M. and Lena M. (Miller) Hammond. They were married in Minneapolis, MN on March 5, 1949, and have 3 children. Betty works as a bookkeeper.
GERALD AND BETTY CARLSON
KAREN, JOHN, MATTHEW AND JEFF EGGERTKAREN MARGARET (CARLSON) EGGERT
KAREN MARGARET (CARLSON) EGGERT was born January 20, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Gerald and Betty and is a teacher. On September 18, 1971 she married John G. Eggert, who was born March 23, 1950. They have 2 children: JEFFREY M., born October 14, 1976; and MATTHEW D., born September 18, 1980
RONALD AND JAN CARLSONRONALD GERALD CARLSON
RONALD GERALD CARLSON was born to Gerald and Betty on December 5, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN. He works as an account executive. On September 8, 1984 Ron married Jan Lynette Carlson, who was born October 8, 1961 to James and JoAnn Carlson of Willmar, MN. Jan works as a nurse in Minneapolis, MN. They have no children.
JEFF AND JODI BECHNERJODI ELAINE (CARLSON) BECHNER
JODI ELAINE (CARLSON) BECHNER was born to Gerald and Betty February 21, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN. She is a computer operator and May 11, 1985 she married Jeffrey M. Bechner, who was born December 13, 1962. They have no children.
MARION (CARLSON) SWENGSTON was born to George and Miranda at Willmar, MN in 1929. She married Dennis Swengston, who was born in 1930. Dennis works as a bookkeeper and they recently moved from Zimmerman, MN to California. They have 4 children.GAIL MARION (SWENGSTON) ROSE
GAIL MARION (SWENGSTON) ROSE, born in 1951 and married to Earl Francis Rose. They have 3 children.GWEN ANN (SWENGSTON) ESHLEMAN
GWEN ANN (SWENGSTON) ESHLEMAN, born in 1954 and married to Ronald Lee Eshleman.KAYE MYRA (SWENGSTON) HENCHEN
KAYE MYRA (SWENGSTON) HENCHEN, born in 1957 and married to Steven A. Henchen. They have 2 children.
DEAN M. SWENGSTON, born in 1960.
DONALD CARLSON was born to George and Miranda in 1931 and works in airconditioning in Minneapolis. He married Mary Jean Farrell, who was born in 1933. They have 2 children.DIANE MARIE (CARLSON) SMITH
DIANE MARIE (CARLSON) SMITH, born in 1955 and married to Edward Vernon Smith. They have 1 child.
GARY ALLEN, born in 1957, married to Susan F. Gerads. They have 2 children.
ARDISE AND DUKE
CHRISTINE, CARL AND ARDISE
ARDISE (CARLSON) OAKS was born to George and Miranda in 1938. She works in the school system in Alaska and was married to Duke Oaks. After his death she stayed in Anchorage, Alaska with their 3 children.
JOHN OBERT THONVOLD, the 2nd child born to Ed and Lena, lived but a short time. Born in 1909 and died in 1909. He is buried in Colfax Cemetery.
JULIA AND RAY OTIS
JULIA GEOLENE (THONVOLD) OTIS was born to Ed and Lena on August 29, 1910 in Kandiyohi County. She went to school in Willmar and Pennock, MN. On July 5, 1930 she was married to Ray T. Otis, who was born September 22, 1902 to K.T. Otis and Gusta (Olsen) Otis in Willmar, MN. Ray was a railroad engineer in Minneapolis. He died on March 28, 1968. Julia worked as a seamstress at Dayton’s Department Store for several years. She still lives in Minneapolis. They had 3 children.
HARLOW PHILLIP OTIS was born to Ray and Julia on January 6, 1933 in Minneapolis, MN, where he also attended school. He was a field representative for Ewald Dairy until his death on January 10, 1980. On July 23, 1953 he married Gayle Lillian Christianson, daughter of Henry and Doris Christianson. She works as an optician and lives in Minneapolis, MN.
GAYLE AND HARLOW
KENNETH RAY OTIS was born to Ray and Julia on March 3, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN, where he also attended school. He worked as a mechanic and also ran a small restaurant in Minneapolis for some time. He was married to Alvina M. Adams and they had 2 boys: MARK and SCOTT. They were divorced and Ken lived in California for over 20 years. He has since moved back to Minneapolis.
KENNETH, JULIA, MARLENE
MARK T. OTIS was born March 11, 1958. He is married and has 3 children.SCOTT A. OTIS
SCOTT A. OTIS was born September 17, 1959.
MARK AND DAUGHTER
MARK AND SCOTT
LUANN, LYNDA AND MARLENE
MARLENE JULIA (OTIS) PIHLSTROM was born to Julia and Ray on October 3, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN. After she finished school, she married William L. Pihlstrom, in February of 1958. BilL and Marlene lived in St. Paul, MN until their divorce. Marlene later moved to Hudson, WI, where she and her family still live. Bill worked for 3M Company in St. Paul, MN until his death. He was born March 1, 1939 and died September 5, 1984. Marlene works as an insurance agent in Hudson. They had 2 daughters: LYNDA and LUANN.
MIKELYNDA JEAN (PIHLSTROM) ASHER
LYNDA JEAN (PIHLSTROM) ASHER was born to Bill and Marlene on November 11, 1961 in Minneapolis, MN. She was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and graduated from high school in Hudson, WI. She works as a director of telecommunications in St. Paul, MN. Lynda married Michael Allen Asher on December 15, 1979, but is now divorced. Mike is the son of Leonard and Audrey Asher and works as a carpenter. They have 2 children: LANCE M., born June 17, 1980; and MARYN L., born July 16, 1982.
LYNDA, MARYN AND LANCE.LUANN JANE PIHLSTROM
LUANN JANE PIHLSTROM, Marlene and Bill’s second child, was born May 23, 1964 in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Hudson High School and went on to become a cosmetologist. She is single and lives in Hudson, WI.
THE KALEVIK – KALLEVIG REUNION PLANNING COMMITTEE
THEY WORKED ON BOTH THE 1978 AND THE 1986 REUNION
BACK: GLADYCE LARSON, JULIA OTIS, MARION RIME, ERWIN KALEVIK
FRONT: MARCIE AND HAROLD KALLEVIG AND LUVERN THONVOLD
ELLEN LILLIAN (THONVOLD) CARLSON, Lena and Edward’s 3rd child, was born January 24, 1912. She attended school in Willmar and Pennock, MN. She married Alford Theodore Carlson, son of Carl and Agnes Carlson, March 16, 1932. Alford was born March 17, 1907 and attended Pennock Country School District 15-80. They farmed in Pennock until retirement, then moved to Willmar. They were members of the Marelund Church in Pennock where both their children were baptized and confirmed. Their children went to Country School District 15-80 and were graduated from Willmar High School. Ellen and Miranda married brothers Alford and George Carlson.
ALFORD AND ELLEN
HARVEY ALFORD CARLSON, Ellen and Alford’s 1st child, was born March 12, 1933 and lives on the home farm. Harvey is a rural letter carrier out of Danvers, MN. He married Merrily Bengston, who was born July 24, 1940. She was a widow with 3 children: Kathy Carin, Mike, and Lori. Harvey and Merrily have no children together. Merrily works at the Willmar State Hospital and is also a realtor and works out of Spicer.
HARVEY AND MERRILY
JOANN ELLEN (CARLSON) (CARLSON) WALTH, Ellen and Alford’s 2 child, was born July 27, 1938. After graduation from Willmar High School, she married James Alton Carlson, born December 29, 1936 to Walter and Lillian Carlson. James is Field Manager for Oak Grove Dairy. They lived in Willmar, where their 3 children were born. All three children were baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church. All three graduated from Willmar High School.
JoAnn and Jim were divorced and JoAnn married Roland Walth of Bismark, ND. They make their home in Spicer, MN where Roland is Vice President, General Manager of Bin-Cap, Inc.
JIM AND JOANN
JOLENE ELLEN (CARLSON) HODSON, JoAnn and Jim’s 1st child, was born August 8, 1956 and married Randy Hodson, son of Ivan and Sally Hodson. Randy was born October 20, 1956 and is a computer businessman in Minneapolis, MN. Jolene keeps books for Randy. They have 2 children: STEPHANIE LYNN, born March 14, 1982; and CHRISTOPHER JAY, born November 6, 1985.
JOLENE, RANDY, CHRISTOPHER AND STEPHANIEJEFFREY ALTON CARLSON
JEFFREY ALTON CARLSON, 2nd child of JoAnn and Jim, was born July 27, 1957. After high school, he attended Willmar Vo-Tech and Stout University in Wisconsin. He now works as a drafting design engineer in Minneapolis. Jeff is single.
JEFFJAN LYNETTE (CARLSON) CARLSON
JAN LYNETTE (CARLSON) CARLSON, 3rd child of JoAnn and Jim, was born October 8, 1961. She attended Willmar Vo-Tech after graduation and is a nurse in Minneapolis. On September 8, 1984 she married Ronald Gerald Carlson, son of Gerald and Betty Carlson. Ron was born on December 5, 1951. They have no children.
RON AND JAN
OBERT BENHARD THONVOLD was born to Ed and Lena July 13, 1914 at Baudette, MN. He went to school in Baudette, Willmar, and Pennock, MN. During WWII he served in the U.S.Army. He worked for Thermo King Inc. in Minneapolis as a welder until his retirement. On July 30, 1949 he married Lila Elsie Benkowski in St. Paul, MN. Lila was born June 6, 1924 to Arthur Michael and Clara (Klaustmerier) Benkowski in Lester Prairie, MN. She works at Richfield School District 280 in the laundry. Obert and Lila have 5 children.
OBERT AND LILA
WILLIAM DONALD THONVOLD is Obert and Lila’s 1st son, born January 10, 1945 in Glencoe, MN. He attended school in Spicer and Richfield, MN. Bill has worked for the Chrysler Corp. as Manufacture Representative for 15 years. On September 4, 1971 he married Vickie Mae Ostman, who was born May 2, 1945. They had 1 daughter, KATHERINE, born in Minneapolis on February 28,1973. They were divorced and Bill and Katie now live in Huntington Beach, CA.
VICKIE, KATIE AND BILL
DARYL LEE THONVOLD was born to Obert and Lila January 28, 1950 in Willmar, MN. He died on April 2, 1952.
ROGER, WENDY, BILL, KATIE, DENNIS, LINDA, ALLEN AND MARILYN
DENNIS DUWAYNE THONVOLD was born to Obert and Lila November 15, 1950 in Willmar, MN. He attended school in Richfield, MN and is a Registered Representative for the American Express Inc. On October 29, 1983 he married Linda Applequist, who was born to Leroy and Patty Applequist September 15, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. They live in Scottsdale, AZ where Linda teaches radio broadcasting, does TV commercials and seminars.
ROGER JOHN THONVOLD was born to Obert and Lila on December 1, 1952 in Willmar, MN. He went to grade school and graduated from Richfield, MN. On May 4, 1974 he was married to Susan Green, which ended in divorce. On December 28, 1984 he married Wendy Woodford, who was born January 15, 1956 in New York. Her parents, Roger and Phyllis Green, live in Deer River, MN. Roger and Wendy live in Buckeye, AZ where they have a small ranch and own 4 show horses. They both work in Phoenix, where Roger does installations of drapes, blinds and carpets for Barker Brothers. Wendy is a representative for Barker Brothers, besides training her horses and entering horse shows.
MARILYN JANE (THONVOLD) MAY was born to Obert and Lila on July 16, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. She attended grad school and graduated from Richfield, MN. On April 10, 1977 she married Alan Rodney May, who was born to Bill and Louise May from Tucson, AZ. Alan was born in Oklahoma City, OK. They live in Phoenix where Marilyn is a hairdresser for Hair Sculptors, Inc. in Scottsdale and Alan owns La Paloma Tile, which installs ceramic tile.
JON, SHARON, MARY, BRUCE, DIANE, BERNICE, LLOYD, JANET
LLOYD EDWARD THONVOLD was born to Ed and Lena on July 13, 1914 in Baudette, MN and is the twin of Obert Benhard. He received his schooling in Baudette, Willmar, and Pennock, MN. He was united in marriage to Bernice Bergman, who was born April 15, 1916 to August and Lena Bergman. They farmed in the Spicer and Sunburg areas. They had 6 children.
SHARON LEE (THONVOLD) OEHRLEIN was born to Lloyd and Bernice on April 21, 1940. She received her schooling in Brooten and Sunburg, MN and is married to Tom Oehrlein, who was born October 6, 1935 to Jack and Inez Oehrlein. Tom went to school in St. Cloud, MN, where they live and own a trucking business. They have 7 children: SHEILA RAE, born March 25, 1965; TOMMY DANIEL, born July 10, 1967; JULIE ANN, born September 16, 1979; PAULA JO, born May 3, 1970; LAURIE LEE, born September 22, 1971; ROBBIE EDWARD, born May 14, 1975; and ANDY JONAS, born April 24, 1977.
LAURIE, JULIE, TOMMY, SHEILA, PAULA, SHARON, ANDY, TOM AND ROBBIE
JANET BERNICE (THONVOLD) KIFFMEYER was born to Lloyd and Bernice on August 16, 1941 and went to school in Sunburg and Brooten, MN. She married Don Kiffmeyer, who was born to Roy and Mary Ann Kiffmeyer. They have Kiffmeyer, Inc. Concrete and Masonry and live in Brooklyn Park, MN with their 4 children: ANITA MARIE, born January 5, 1969; KURT ALLEN, born December 27, 1971; TODD, born March 18, 1973; and JENNIFER LINN, born October 20, 1974.
BRUCE LLOYD THONVOLD was the 3rd child born to Lloyd and Bernice on November 29, 1942. He went to school in Sunburg and Brooten, MN. He married Hazel Rood, who was born May 8, 1943 to Elmer and Clara Rood. They farmed in the Sunburg area, on the old Rime homestead, which they bought. Bruce also had a backhoe business. He died in a cornpicking accident on November 12, 1983. They had 4 children: MICHAEL BRUCE, born November 28, 1966; RICKY LLOYD, born February 5, 1969; DANIEL EDWARD, born August 5, 1971; and TAMMY HAZEL, born June 14, 1973. Hazel and family live on the same farm and operate a dairy farm.
BRUCE, RICKY, MICHAEL, TAMMY, DANNY, HAZEL
DIANE KAY (THONVOLD) STUHR was born to Lloyd and Bernice on April 19, 1944. She went to school in Sunburg and Brooten, MN and went to vocational school to become a cosmetologist. She married Donavan Harvey Stuhr, who was born October 6, 1943 to Harvey and Carol Stuhr and they live in Blomkest, MN, where they farm. They had 4 children: DENISE DIANE, born July 19, 1967; SCOTT DONAVAN, born in 1969 and died from a fall in 1970; MARK DONAVAN, born July 6, 1970; and STEPHEN HARVEY, born February 19, 1976.
DON, DENISE, MARK, STEPHEN, DIANE
JON EDWARD THONVOLD was born to Lloyd and Bernice on February 9, 1947 and went to school in Sunburg and Brooten, MN. He worked on the railroad, took an early retirement and now farms the home place in Sunburg, rents another farm and farms his own land by New London, MN. Jon is single.
MARY LOUISE (THONVOLD) MELLGREN was the last child born to Lloyd and Bernice on May 1, 1949. She also went to school in Sunburg and Brooten, MN. Mary is married to Dale Mellgren, born July 29, 1945 to Oscar and Lillian Mellgren. They live in No. Dakota, where Dale is a Pastor. They have 3 children: ALISON MARIE, born August 10, 1971; JANELLE LOUISE, born March 1, 1974; and Cassie Ann, born October 30, 1982.
CASSIE, DALE, MARY, JANELLE AND ALISON
GERHARDT BENJAMIN THONVOLD, the 7th child of Lena and Edward, was born December 20, 1915 in Beaudette, MN and attended school in Beaudette and Willmar, MN. He was confirmed at West Lake Lutheran Church north of Pennock. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After returning, he worked as parts man in the Ford garage in Willmar for a number of years, then he worked for Central Dairy until he retired. For a few years after retirement he worked part time for Willmar Poultry. He is now fully retired and lives in Willmar. Gay married Cleo Catherine Fritz, born November 29, 1920, daughter of Jack and Ella Fritz of South Dakota. She works for Molenaar Plastics in Willmar. Gay and Cleo have 3 children. All were born in Willmar and attended school and graduated there. They were all baptized and confirmed at Vinji Lutheran Church.
GERHARDT AND CLEO
GAIL MARIE (THONVOLD) PARSONS, Gay and Cleo’s 1st child, was born November 21, 1947. She married Darrell James Parsons, who was born May 10, 1947. They live in Tucson, AZ, where Darrell is a meteorologist and Gail is finishing school to become a college math teacher. Darrell and Gail have 2 children: Dylan James, born November 10, 1974 in Germany while Darrell was in the U.S. Army and stationed there; and Robert Jay, born June 1, 1978 in Omaha, NE, where Darrell was stationed.
GAIL, DARRELL, DYLAN AND ROBERT
BRADLEY EDWARD THONVOLD, Gay and Cleo’s 2nd child, was born April 21, 1954. He lives in Willmar, where he works. Brad married Marcia Benting, who was born February 3, 1958, and lives in Aberdine, SD. They have 2 children: Kara Christine, born June 21, 1981; and Brandon Michael, born January 5, 1984.
MARCIA, BRADLEY, BRANDON AND KARA
LYLE, SUSAN AND ADAM
LYLE JOHN THONVOLD, Gay and Cleo’s 3rd child, was born April 24, 1958. Lyle works as a carpenter in Willmar and is married to Susan Marco, who was born October 3, 1957. She works as a technician at the Willmar State Hospital and they have 2 children: Adam Marco, born January 18, 1983; and BENJAMIN JOHN, born October 18, 1986.
ROUDOLPH HARRY THONVOLD was born to Ed and Lena November 13, 1917 in Baudette, MN. He got his schooling in Willmar and Pennock, MN. He entered the U.S. Army and when discharged moved to Erwin, SD, where he farmed. He was married while still in the service to Mildred Irern Hodges, born September 18, 1917 to Jody and Elsie Hodges. Mildred “Nicky” died in March of 1976. Rudy still lives on their farm, although now rents out fields. They had 3 children.
ROSANNE, RUDY, NICKY, RANDY AND TERRY
JULIE, TERRY, ERIC AND THOR
TYON AND SHANE
TYRELL WAYNE THONVOLD was born to Rudy and Nicky in Erwin, SD November 23, 1946 and attended church and school in Erwin. On November 29, 1969 he married Sharon (divorced September 17, 1973). They had 2 boys: Tyon, born July 15, 1970; and Shane, born May 27, 1971. They lived in Neola, Iowa until their divorce. Sharon still lives there with the boys. Terry married Julie Anderson on May 25,1979. Julie was born November 29, 1954 to Russell and Wilda Anderson of Elgin, NE. They moved to Council Bluffs, IA, where Terry worked for Lay Potato Chips Co., and they both were foster parents to several children. In 1986 they moved to Rapid City, SD, where they live now. Terry and Julie have twin boys born February 8, 1982, named Thor and Eric.
RANDY JOE THONVOLD was the 2nd child born to Rudy and Nicky on September 22, 1948 in Erwin, SD. He attended school and church in Erwin until he entered the service. He married Sandra Lee, born May 20, 1947 to John and Lucille Meyer of Morrisville, PA, and works in civil service. They have 2 children: Brian Michael, born November 13, 1973; and Kimberly Ann, born June 6, 1976.
SANDRA, RANDY AND BRIAN
ROXANNE JEANETTE (THONVOLD) KJELLSEN was born April 8, 1955 to Rudy and Nicky in Erwin, SD, where she also attended school and church. She married Gary Kjellsen, son of Mayo and Joyce Kjellsen from Erwin, SD. In October of 1981 they were both killed in an automobile accident, leaving 2 children: Gary Jr., born June 7, 1974; and Allesha, born November 13, 1977. The children are being raised by Gary’s parents in South Dakota.
ROXANNE AND GARY
GARY AND ALLESHA
LAWRENCE “LARRY” LUVERN THONVOLD was the 9th child of Edward and Lena, born September 11, 1921 in Baudette, MN. He attended grade school and graduated from Willmar, MN and was confirmed at the Vinji Lutheran Church in Willmar. He was in the first group that was drafted in WWII from Willmar and served in Africa, Italy and Sicily. When he returned he was a car salesman for many years, then started driving a semi truck out of Minneapolis. On July 7, 1954 he was electrocuted when his truck got hung up under a live wire which was accidentally grounded by a co-worker.
GEORGE AND NINA
NINA ETHEL (THONVOLD) NELSON, 10th child of Lena and Edward, was born December 25, 1922 in Beaudette, MN.She attended school and graduated from Willmar, MN. She married George H. Nelson of Willmar on October 18, 1942. George was born October 24, 1919 to August and Agnes Nelson of Willmar. They lived in Willmar for several years, where all six of their children were born. All the children were baptized at Vinji Lutheran Church in Willmar. They moved to Minneapolis in 1954, where George continued his employment as an interior decorator and Nina began working at Munsingware. They both have retired from their jobs and still live in Minneapolis. Their children all graduated from high school in Minneapolis and were confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church.
SANDRA KAY NELSON, Nina and George’s 1st child, was born May 4, 1946. At the age of 14, on October 14, 1960, she died after having been struck by a car while crossing the street in Minneapolis.
STEVEN HOWARD NELSON, Nina and George’s 2nd child, was born October 22, 1947. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army and was killed in action in Vietnam on December 10, 1967.
TIM, BOB, NANCY AND JEFF
ROBERT MARLOW NELSON, Nina and George’s 3rd child, was born March 8, 1949. He also served in Vietnam in the Army and after his release entered Anoka Vo-Tech and is now an electrical draftsman for Univac in Minneapolis. He married Ardise Nyberg, but was divorced in 1974. They had no children. He is now married to Nancy Kay Peterson (Hansen), born December 31, 1951 to Walter Vernon and Erma Jane Peterson. Nancy was a widow with 2 boys: Tim, born October 3, 1970 and Jeffrey, born August 23, 1972. Nancy is also a nurse and they live in Minneapolis.
LARRY WAYNE NELSON, Nina and George’s 4th child, was born February 23, 1950. After graduation he went to Anoka Vo-Tech and studied Business Management. He now is manager of Shipping and Receiving at Paradise Co. Larry married Jeanne Sandusoky, daughter of Louie and Rose Sandusoky. She was born February 8, 1956 and works at Cambridge Street Hospital. They live in Stanchsield, MN. They have 4 children: Alyson Marie, born October 1, 1975; Sara Marie, born January 29, 1980; Ben Joshua, born December 4, 1982; and Taylor Thomas, born January 31, 1984.
JEANNE, LARRY, ALYSON, SARA, BEN AND TAYLOR
DUANE ALLEN NELSON, Nina and George’s 5th child, was born July 27, 1951. After graduation he served in the U.S. Marines. When he returned, he attended Anoka Vo-Tech and now is a Manager of Shipping and Receiving at Sally’s Company. Duane married Susan Balland. They have one son, DANIEL DUANE, born April 22, 1977. Duane and Susan are now divorced.
DUANE AND DANIEL
DONNA MARIE (NELSON) SPAH, Nina and George’s 6th child, was born April 21, 1953. Donna married Bruce Alan Spah, son of Charles Spah. Bruce was born January 31, 1953. Donna and Bruce live in Coon Rapids, MN, where Bruce is part owner of Jackson Dental Lab and Donna is a sales coordinator for Stamina Van Company. They have 2 children: GEOFFREY ALAN, born June 27, 1977; and MICHAEL ALAN, born June 21, 1980.
DONNA, BRUCE, GEOFFREY AND MICHAEL
KAREN, CAROL, JUDY, MARION, LESTER, TONY AND NANCY
MARION JANET (THONVOLD) RIME, Lena and Edward’s 11th child, was born March 30, 1925 on a farm by Pennock, MN and moved to Willmar when she was 7 years old. She attended grade school and graduated from Willmar High School. She was confirmed and was a member of Vinji Lutheran Church in Willmar until her marriage to Lester “Swen” Eugene Rime, son of Gilbert and Marit Rime, in 1946. They made their home in Spicer, MN, where they still live. Five children were born to them with all of them being baptized, confirmed and married in Faith Lutheran Church (at one time our church was Zion Lutheran until we merged with Sharon Lutheran and became Faith). They also all attended grade school and graduated from Spicer-New London Schools. Lester was born November 22, 1925 in Sunburg, MN and moved to Spicer at 7 years old. He attended grade school in Spicer and graduated from Willmar High School, after which he enlisted in the Army in World War II. After he returned to Spicer he worked with his dad in the carpenter business until he became a rural letter carrier. He also was elected Mayor of Spicer in 1987. Marion works with a delicatessen and catering business in Spicer. Swen carried mail for 30 years, then retired and went into the real estate business.
NANCY AND SAM
NANCY, SABRINA AND STEVEN
NANCY LEE (RIME) SMITH, 1st child of Marion and Lester, was born June 8, 1947. After graduating she lived in Minneapolis, where she was bookkeeper for Grossman Chevrolet. She worked there until her marriage to Sammy Smith, of Georgia. They were divorced in 1981 and Nancy now lives in Spicer with her 2 children and is the bookkeeper for Vegdahls Hardware Store. They have 2 children: SABRINA ANN, born August 15, 1979; and STEVEN LEE, born December 31, 1981.
ALTON “TONY” EUGENE RIME, Marion and Lester’s 2nd child, was born June 28, 1948. After graduation from high school he attended Jr. College in Willmar until he started x-ray training at the Rice Memorial Hospital, where he is now Director of Radiology. He married Susan Brecke, daughter of Edward and Irene Brecke of Spicer. Sue was born January 21, 1949 and attended Spicer-New London schools and Faith Lutheran Church, where she was President of the Church. She also is the organist and teaches Bible classes and also teaches piano lessons. They have 4 children: DAWNE ELAINE, born December 17, 1968, who had the honor of being “Miss Spicer” in 1986; DARREN MATTHEW, born July 20, 1976; BENJAMIN ALAN, born June 25, 1978; and COLIN ANDREW, born January 4, 1981.
DAWNE, TONY, SUE, DARREN, COLIN AND BEN
KAREN DONNA (RIME) KOSSE, Marion and Lester’s 3rd child, was born August 9, 1949. After graduation she worked in a bank in Minneapolis and Willmar until her marriage to David Kosse, son of Charles and Lorraine Kosse of Norway Lake. They lived in the Norway Lake area and attended the East Norway Lake Church, where they were both active. David works for Duininck-Gilcrest Construction Co. and is now Superintendent of Highway Construction in TX. The family moved to Fort Worth, TX in 1985, where Karen started working in a branch bank of Sunbelt Savings. She now is Assistant Manager. They have 3 children: MARNIE CHALISE, born July 7, 1970; CORY DAVID, born October 20, 1973; and CHAD JASON, born September 27, 1974.
DAVE, KAREN, CHAD, CORY AND MARNIE
JUDITH ANN (RIME) DICKHOFF, Marion and Lester’s 4th child, was born June 24, 1958. After graduation she married Robert Dickhoff, son of Rudolph and Irene Dickhoff of Belgrade. They live in Belgrade, where they own Dickhoff Plumbing and Heating business. Judy is also a Title 1 Aide for the Belgrade School system. They have 2 children: STEPHANIE JO, born October 23, 1977; and JOSEPH ROBERT, born May 2, 1980.
JUDY, BOB, JOE AND STEPHANIE
SCOTT, NATHANIEL AND CAROL NELSON
CAROL JEAN (RIME) NELSON, Marion and Lester’s 5th child, was born April 16, 1962. After graduation from high school she attended Willmar Vo-Tech’s General Secretarial course. She married Scott Alan Nelson, son of Lewis and Sodona Nelson of Slayton, MN. Scott also attended Willmar Vo-Tech in the Accounting Program. They live in Annandale, MN, where Scott is an accountant for the school system and Carol formerly worked for Annandale State Bank but now is employed as a secretary/cashier for Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. They have 1 child, NATHANIEL LEWIS, born December 23, 1987.
G. LUVERN AND GERRY
GEORGE LUVERN THONVOLD, 12th child of Lena and Edward, was born September 29, 1927 in Pennock, MN. He attended school in Willmar, MN and was confirmed at Vinji Lutheran Church. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. After the war he worked for the railroad until after 25 years he was forced to an early retirement (in 1975), because of a severe heart attack. He married Geraldine Merilda Hougen, daughter of Barney and Stella Hougan of Willmar, on February 26, 1949. Gerry was born February 19, 1930 and has worked at Cashwise Grocery Store for over 20 years. Luvern and Gerry have always made their home in Willmar, where their 3 children were born and went to school. All three were baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar.
JACQULINE HELEN (THONVOLD) PAYNE, Luvern and Gerry’s 1st child, was born June 19, 1949. After graduation she attended Willmar Jr. College and St. Cloud State College for a teaching degree. She now teaches grade school in Kandiyohi, MN. Jackie married C. Ronald Payne on June 27, 1970 at Bethel Church. Ron, son of Clinton and Leona Payne of Milan, MN, was born October 19, 1948 and is currently a car salesman for Ford garage. They have 2 children: MELISSA KAY, born in St. Cloud August 24, 1973; and JEREMY RONALD, born in Willmar July 4, 1976.
JACKIE, RON, JEREMY AND MELISSA
GARY WAYNE THONVOLD, Luvern and Gerry’s 2nd child, was born July 21, 1953. After graduation he attended Willmar Vo-Tech and became a welder for the railroad. Gary married Kathleen Kay Tollefson, daughter of Lloyd and Patricia Tollefson of Gaylond, MN, on August 9, 1975 in Willmar. Kathy was born April 20, 1954 and is a newspaper writer in Willmar area. They have 3 children: KRITIAN GARY, born December 20, 1979; AUBREY ANN, born April 13, 1982; and DAIN AARON, born June 1, 1985.
GARY, DAIN, KATHY, KRITIAN AND AUBREY
DAVID LUVERN THONVOLD, Luvern and Gerry’s 3rd child, was born March 15, 1955. After graduation he attended Willmar Jr. College where he took a course in business and now is an insurance agent and also a carpenter. Dave married Renita Lynn Peterson, daughter of Walter and Alvira Peterson, on June 28, 1976 at an outside wedding on the shores of Norway Lake. Renita is a nurse. They have 3 children: WADE DAVID, born in Paynesville August 26, 1976; SASCHA LYNN, born in Paynesville September 14, 1978; and CHASE LUVERN, born in Willmar November 8, 1984.
RENITA, DAVE, CHASE, SASCHA AND WADE
PETER KALLEVIG was born December 21, 1890 to Johannes and Kari and died on February 25, 1969. Pete married Jessie Dorothy Lewis on February 20, 1912 at New Rockford, ND. Jessie was born August 4, 1895 and died May 27, 1972. They lived in the Willmar area until about 1925, then moved to Minneapolis. In 1927 the family moved to Canada and farmed at Morrin, AB until 1936. They then moved back to Minneapolis, where Pete worked at the Minneapolis Gas Co. until he retired. Pete and Jessie had 7 daughters.
JESSIE AND PETER
MYRTLE CLARICE (KALLEVIG) MELLER was the first daughter born to Pete and Jessie in Pennock, MN on October 29, 1914. She married Ralph Wayne Meller on November 2, 1935 in Morrin, AB, Canada. Ralph was born February 24, 1910 to Max George and Helen Jane Meller in Cheadle, AB. They farmed until they retired and now live in Calgary, AB. Three children were born to them.
KENNETH, ELAINE, GERALD, RALPH AND MYRTLE
GERALD WAYNE MELLER was born to Ralph and Myrtle March 5, 1939 in Drumheller, AB and went to school in Morrin. After graduation he was assistant secretary for the Municipal District of Starland for a number of years. He then attended Bible School in Vancouver for 4 years. After graduating he received a call to Pastor the Regular Baptist Church in Crossfield, AB, where he served for 8 years. From there he moved to Calgary to start a new ministry and stayed there for 8 years. He then received a call to Pastor the Baptist Church in Victoria, BC, Canada, where he now resides. He married Henrietta Mae deHaan on July 26, 1969 in Vancouver, BC. Mae was born November 15, 1944 in Vancouver to Cornelius and Emily deHaan. Mae is a nurse at Saanichton Hospital. They have 2 children: CHERYLIN MARIE, born April 12, 1971; and WENDY MICHELLE, born March 21, 1973.
MAE, GERALD, WENDY, CHERYLIN
KENNETH GORDON MELLER was born to Ralph and Myrtle on January 30, 1942 in Drumheller, AB. He got his education in Morrin and in 1968 a new penitentiary was built and he applied and was accepted. He works as a Unit Officer in Drumheller. On October 12, 1968 he married Diana Storch, who is a coordinator for Family and Community Services. Diana was born July 3, 1949 to John and Eve (Thompson) Storch. Ken and Diana have 3 children: JOHN BRADLEY, born September 6, 1966; MICHAEL EDWARD, born September 3, 1969; and SCOTT ALLAN, born January 14, 1973.
DIANA, KEN, JOHN, SCOTT AND MICHAEL
LARRY J., ELAINE, RALPH, DANA, LARRY T.
BRITTANY AND MYRTLE
GLORIA ELAINE (MELLER) JOHNSON was born in Drumheller to Ralph and Myrtle on July 28, 1943. She received her education in Morrin and after graduation trained at the Calgary General Hospital and became a nurse. She married Larry Douglas Johnson on November 7, 1964. Larry was born to Arthur and Erella (Hiller) Johnson on July 6, 1940 at Drumheller. After they married they moved to Cold Lake, AB, where Elaine worked in a private hospital for a while and then the Air Force Base Hospital. In 1968 they moved to Calgary, where she works at the Calgary General Hospital and Larry is a lineman for the City of Calgary Electric System. They have 3 children.DANA MARLENE (JOHNSON) THOMPSON
DANA MARLENE (JOHNSON) THOMPSON was born July 12, 1966 and married Larry Edwin Thompson January 28, 1984. Larry was born December 12, 1965 in Simcoe, ON. They have 1 child, BRITTANY JOY, born July 25, 1984 in Calgary.DOUGLAS MICHAEL JOHNSON
DOUGLAS MICHAEL JOHNSON was born July 16, 1967.CAROLYN DENISE JOHNSON
CAROLYN DENISE JOHNSON was born October 8, 1973.
ESTHER MARION (KALLEVIG) GILLESPIE was born to Pete and Jessie on July 21, 1916 in Kerkhoven, MN and is a retired restaurant manager. She married John Thomas Gillespie on November 3, 1935 in Morrin, AB. John was born on January 20, 1914 to Samuel George and Margaret McPhail (Fisher) Gillespie in Macleod, AB. He worked as a carpenter. Later they moved to Minneapolis, where Esther still lives. John died on March 31, 1979. They had 4 children: Tom, Larry, Sam, and Keith.
ESTHER AND JOHN
THOMAS RONALD GILLESPIE was born to John and Esther on August 5, 1939 in Kelowna, BC, Canada and works as a machinist. Tom married Joanne Smalliek in November of 1968. Joni was born August 9, 1940. They have 7 children: ROBERT GILLESPIE, born June 27, 1958; KIMBERLY, born October 1960; JOHN, born July 21, 1961; DAVID, born July 11, 1962; MICHELLE, born September 7, 1963; SHERRALD, born March 1964; and twins KENNETH and KATHY, born January 31, 1965. Robert is the only one who has married. His wife is Alycin.
KIMBERLY, TOM, ALYCIN, ROBERT, JONI, JOHN, DAVID
LARRY JAMES GILLESPIE was born to John and Esther on November 7, 1946 in Summerland, BC, Canada. He worked as a truck driver and was married to Sharon Miller. They had 2 daughters: SHARLENE, born September 1973; and SHERLYN, born July 21, 1976. Larry died January 27, 1982.
SAMMUEL GEORGE GILLESPIE, the 3rd son of Esther and John, was born June 12, 1950 in Summerland, BC, Canada. He worked at various jobs until his death July 20, 1977. He never married.
KEITH, JOHN THOMAS, MARYANN
KEITH WAYNE GILLESPIE, Esther and John’s 4th son, was born February 14, 1955 in Minneapolis, MN. He works as a truck driver and married Maryann Plantin in May of 1984. Maryann was born August 24, 1953. They have 1 son, JOHN THOMAS, born October 29, 1984.
MARGARET (KALLEVIG) BATES was born to Pete and Jessie on January 4, 1918 at Willmar, MN. Margaret worked as a clerk after her schooling and in July of 1941 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Bates. Kenneth was born in Staples, MN on June 12, 1918 to James and Ethel Bates. Margaret died in June 1978. Kenneth died in May 1968. They had 2 children.
KENNETH AND MARGARET
DONALD BATES was born September 22, 1942 in Minneapolis and works at the Minneapolis Tribune. Donald married Marlys Maron. They have 3 daughters: KENDRA, KAREN and KIRSTIN.
SHARON LEE (BATES) KORSTAD was born to Kenneth and Margaret on November 19, 1945 in Minneapolis and is married to Robert Korstad. They have 2 children: MICHAEL and LYNN.
MICHAEL, SHARON, LYNN, BOB
RUTH (KALLEVIG) DAHL was born to Pete and Jessie on December 28, 1920 in Willmar, MN. She was married to Patrick Kujawa and they had 2 daughters. They were divorced and in July of 1947 Ruth married Randy Dahl, who was born in Minneapolis July 23, 1915 and is a retired mail carrier. Ruth died on February 27, 1977.
RUTH AND RANDY DAHL
PATRICIA LILLIAN (KUJAWA) DIEDE was born to Ruth and Patrick September 22, 1939 in Minneapolis. She was married to Lloyd Farrell and now is married to Dale Diede. Pat has 2 children: JIMMEY and DIANNA.
Jimmey has 2 children and Dianna is not married.
PATRICIA AND DALE
GEORGETTE ANNE KUJAWA was born to Ruth and Patrick on September 28, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN and is an LPN. She is not married.
MILDRED (KALLEVIG) RAPACZ was Pete and Jessie’s 5th daughter, born October 18, 1921 in Willmar, MN. In July of 1940 she married Chester Rapacz, who was born in 1917 in Minneapolis. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rapacz, and Chester worked as a machinist. He died in November of 1968 and Millie died February 4, 1981. They had 1 daughter, JUDITH ANN (RAPACZ) SWIFT. She was born October 5, 1947 and lives in Minneapolis.
ROGER, JANET, DANIEL, CAROL, LINDA
ALVIN, NANCY AND ALICE
ALICE J. (KALLEVIG) GLOVER was Pete and Jessie’s 6th daughter. She was born June 21, 1923 in Willmar, MN and was also baptized there. Alice attended school and was confirmed in Morrin, AB, Canada and also went to school in Minneapolis. On November 30, 1939 she married Alvin V. Glover, who was born to George A. and Ruth J. (Peterson) Glover July 19, 1918 in Van Hook, ND and works as a general contractor. They live in Mound, MN and have 6 children. Alice passed away October 18, 1987.
JANET D. (GLOVER) ALLYN, Alvin and Alice’s 1st child, was born April 23, 1942 in Minneapolis, where she was also baptized and confirmed and went to school in St. Louis Park. Janet married John G. Allyn, born May 14, 1939, on March 10, 1960 in the State of Virginia. John is Vice President of Dispatch Ovens and they live in Wayzata, MN. They have 4 children: JEFF, born June 17, 1965; KIMBERLY, born November 16, 1966; ROBERT, born April 13 1969; and DEBRA, born August 12, 1973.
DEBRA, JEFF, KIMBERLY
JOHN, ROBERT AND JANET
CAROL R. (GLOVER) WELCH was born to Alvin and Alice January 16, 1944 in Minneapolis, where she also was baptized and confirmed. She attended school in St. Louis Park and is married to Bill M. Welch, who was born December 11, 1939. Bill is employed as a welder and they live in Niantic, CT. They have 3 children: CHRISTINE, born June 21, 1967; ROCHELLE, born April 20, 1968; and CYNTHIA, born January 28, 1971.
ROCHELLE, CYNTHIA, CHRISTINE
CAROL AND BILL
ROGER A. GLOVER was born to Alvin and Alice on October 12, 1947 in Minneapolis, where he also was baptized, confirmed and married. He attended school in Minneapolis and South St. Paul and works as a tile setter. He is married to Susan E. (Kennedy) who was born December 17, 1947. They live in Stuart, FL and have 5 children: TIM, born February 23, 1968; GARY, born October 14, 1969; BILLY, born July 3, 1971; CHRIS (Stepson); and ROGER ALLEN, born March 7, 1980.
ROGER, BILLY, GARY, SUSAN, TIM
CHRIS AND ROGER
LINDA, BRIAN, JOE, DAVID AND MICHAEL
LINDA M. (GLOVER) ITMAN was born to Alvin and Alice on November 10, 1951, was baptized and married in Minneapolis. She attended school in South St. Paul, St. Louis Park, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is married to Joseph M. Itman, who as born October 18, 1954 and is General Manager at Lupient Oldsmobile. They live in Plymouth, MN and have 3 children: MICHAEL, born December 27, 1972; DAVID, born May 17, 1978; and BRIAN, born December 28, 1980.
NANCY K. (GLOVER) BOETTCHER was born to Alvin and Alice on February 3, 1954 in Minneapolis. She was also baptized there. She attended school in South St. Paul and Florida and graduated from the University of Minnesota. She was united in married to Thomas R. Boettcher, who was born October 24, 1947 and works as a mechanic. They live in Bloomington, MN and have 2 children: AMY, born March 28, 1982; and MELISSA, born August 24, 1985.
MELISSA AND AMY
DANIEL AND SANDRA
DANIEL J. GLOVER was born to Alvin and Alice on March 4, 1962 in St. Paul, MN, where he was also baptized. He went to school in Florida and is a Sgt. In the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Guam with his wife Sandra (Bottoms), who was born June 8, 1963 and works in insurance sales, and their daughter, REBECCA LYNN, who was born September 29, 1986.
THIS MAP IS A SECTION OF NORWAY SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE OLD KALLEVIK HOMESTEAD
VIRGINIA A. (KALLEVIG) CAPLES was the 7th daughter born to Pete and Jessie. She was born on July 22, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN and was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. She attended 1st through 4th grade in Morrin, AB, Canada, then the family moved to Minneapolis, where she graduated from high school. On November 7, 1944 she married Joe Caples in Alameda, CA. Joe was born February 17, 1921 to Joseph and Neva (Arrant) Caples in Monroe, LA and his occupation is carpenter. Virginia is a homemaker and they have 3 sons.
JOE AND VIRGINIA
RON CAPLES was born to Joe and Virginia on April 13, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN and works as a marketing director. On March 21, 1968 he married Jeanne Louise Eckes, who was born November 30, 1946. They have 3 children: JULIE, born November 25, 1968; ROBERT, born November 11, 1970; and JOEL, born June 23, 1975.
JULIE, JEANNE, ROBERT, RON
JIM CAPLES was born to Joe and Virginia on November 7, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN. He is a S/Sgt. In the U.S. Air Force. On September 29, 1973 he was united in marriage to Madeline Marie Bredeson, who was born March 2, 1955. They have 2 sons: JEREMY, born September 30, 1976; and MICHAEL, born November 19, 1979.
MADELINE AND JIM
JEREMY AND MICHAEL
ROY CAPLES was born to Joe and Virginia on June 26, 1953 in Minneapolis, MN. He is President of his company. On July 8, 1972 he married Connie but now is divorced. They have 2 children who live with Roy: TRACY, born April 19, 1975; and ADAM, born November 2, 1977.
ROY, ADAM AND TRACY
THE 7 DAUGHTERS OF PETE AND JESSIE
VIRGINIA, ALICE, MARGARET, ESTHER, RUTH, MYRTLE AND MILDRED
CHRIST J. KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari on September 24, 1891. He always lived in the Willmar area and was married to Marie Adeline (Freese) who was born April 15, 1909. They farmed in Willmar on the old Barrett farm and also at Spicer, MN. From 1939 to 1941 they owned and operated a restaurant in Spicer, MN. From 1944 until 1962 they owned a sand and gravel trucking business. Christ died August 4, 1967 and Marie died December 18, 1962. They had 6 children.
MARIE AND CHRIST
RICHARD CARROLL KALLEVIG was born to Christ and Marie in Willmar, MN on June 20, 1932. Richard was christened at Calvary Lutheran in Willmar and attended schools at both Willmar and New London. In l952 he moved to Minneapolis. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed for 2 years at Parks Air Force Base in California and from there he went to Osaka, Japan for 2 years.
He returned to Minneapolis and was employed as a welder until 1974 when he went “over the road trucking”. In 1980 he returned to the job of welding. On July 19, 1952 he married Patricia Ann Inlay at the Mission Covenant Church of Willmar. Pat was born January 14, 1933 to Grover Herbert and Selma Corinne (Nydahl) Inlay in Willmar. She attended school in Willmar and was christened at Holy Trinity Lutheran in Minneapolis July of 1962. Pat is employed at AT&T Communications as a conference operator. Richard and Pat have 4 boys. They were all christened and confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The first 3 in July of 1962 and Todd in September 1967. They all attended Howe Elementary School, Sanford Jr. High and Roosevelt High in Minneapolis and all live in Minneapolis.
PAT AND RICHARD
RICHARD ALAN KALLEVIG was born to Richard and Pat on June 29, 1953 at Parks Air Force Base, Pleasanton, CA. On July 21, 1974 he married Lynne Marie Morronde, who was born November 16, 1955 to Gordon and Marge Morronde of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Iowa. They have 1 son, JEREMY JOHN, born September 12, 1974 and was christened at a Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Rick and Lynne were divorced in September 1982. Rick is employed as a maintenance supervisor.
MICHAEL DAVID KALLEVIG was born to Richard and Pat on April 11, 1957 and is a material inspector at Solarium Systems.
JAMES LESLIE KALLEVIG was born December 10, 1961.
TODD CHRISTOPHER KALLEVIG was born April 30, 1967 and works in automotive service.
TODD, MIKE AND JIM
LORETTA, JANET, JANET HALLQUIST AND JOYCE
JOYCE (KALLEVIG) CAREY was born to Christ and Marie June 18, 1934 and lives in Anoka, MN.
JANET NINA (KALLEVIG) TALLHAMER was born to Christ and Marie November 5, 1941 in New London, MN. She was christened in West Virginia and attended school in Willmar, MN. She lived in Minnesota for 20 years, then moved to West Virginia, where she has lived for 26 years. On December 26, 1961, in Willmar, she married Landis Rex Tallhamer, born June 13, 1928 to Harry B. and Mina Bliss Tallhamer. Rex works at E.I.Dupont and Janet is a cook at Blennerhassett School. They have 2 children: Karen and Joel.
JANET AND LANDIS
KAREN (TALLHAMER) MCDONALD was born to Janet and Landis in Parkersburg, WV on December 22, 1962. She married Barry McDonald on February 18, 1984 and they have 2 children: JASON, born October 29, 1984; and STACY MARIE, born November 15, 1985. Both were born in Tampa, FL.
KAREN, BARRY AND JASON
JASON AND STACY
JOEL TALLHAMER was born to Janet and Landis in Parkersburg, WV August 15, 1968 and married Joan Berry May 2, 1987. Joel is in the U.S. Air Force.
JOEL AND JOAN
MARILYN JEAN (KALLEVIG) RADCLIFF was born to Christ and Marie on November 11, 1939 on a farm near Spicer, MN. She was christened in Spicer by Rev. Almquist and was confirmed at the Mission Covenant Church, June 13, 1954 in Willmar by Phillip G. Frykholm. Marilyn graduated from Willmar High in 1957. On January 10, 1959 she was married to Gene Augustus Radcliff at the Mission Covenant Church of Willmar. Gene was born on February 7, 1936 to Cree and Bina F. (Godfrey) Radcliff in Parkersburg, WV. They moved to Parkersburg in July of 1959 and from there moved to Huntington, WV in August of 1961.
Gene started college there and became a teacher and coach while Marilyn worked for the telephone company. For 8 years she stayed home with her children but returned to it until 1986. Now she is enjoying being at home all the time. Marilyn and Gene had 3 children: Stephanie, Sydney Jo and Geoffrey.
MARILYN, GEOFFREY AND GENE
STEPHANIE (RADCLIFF) CHAPMAN was born to Marilyn and Gene September 18, 1964 in the County of Cabell, Huntington, WV. She graduated from Milton High School in 1982. Stephanie married Robert Chapman October 22, 1983. Robert graduated from Marshall University in Huntington. In September of 1986 he was transferred to Centerville, OH, where he works for the McDonalds Corp. and Stephanie entered Wright State University and is majoring in accounting.
STEPHANIE AND ROBERT
SYDNEY JO RADCLIFF was born to Gene and Marilyn October 16, 1966 in Cabell County, Huntington, WV. She died May 5, 1983.
GEOFFREY RADCLIFF was born to Marilyn and Gene February 12, 1976 in Cabell County, Huntington, WV. He is attending Nichols Elementary School in Ona, WV.
LORETTA KAY (KALLEVIG) MCNAMARA was born to Christ and Marie February 14, 1947 in Willmar, MN. She was confirmed at the First Covenant Church in Willmar. Loretta graduated from Willmar in 1965 and in 1982 she went to college and vocational tech in Memphis, TN. She works for Delta Airlines as a reservationist. On March 13, 1965 she married Jerome Robert McNamara, originally of Litchfield and Eden Valley, MN. He was born February 2, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN, was confirmed at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Jerry works as a Greyhound Bus Driver and they’ve lived in Memphis for 12 years. Before that they lived in Florida and Minnesota. After Jerry graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis (1961) he was in the Navy for a time. Loretta and Jerry have 2 boys, who were both baptized in Hollywood, FL at St. Mathews Church. In February 1981 they were all rebaptized when they joined Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis as a family.
LORETTA AND JEROME
JOHN ROBERT MCNAMARA was born to Loretta and Jerry January 17, 1966 in Willmar, MN. He graduated in 1984 from Craigmont High School in Memphis, went 1 year to Memphis State University, then joined the U.S. Air Force. On March 4, 1986 he married Tonya Bradford, daughter of David and Barbara Bradford of Memphis. She was born August 8, 1965 and graduated in 1983 from Germantown High School in TN. They have a daughter, HEATHER MARIE, born February 24, 1986.
JOHN, HEATHER AND TONYA
STEVEN CHARLES MCNAMARA was born to Loretta and Jerry November 3, 1967 in Forest Lake, MN. He graduated from Kingsbury High School in Memphis, the year of 1985, and now works in a grocery store.
SHARON ANN KALLEVIG was the last child born to Christ and Marie and was adopted out. Her name became Janet Carol Hallquist.
MATT - OLE
MATHIAS KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari near Norway Lake, MN. on March 16, 1894. He did farm work around the Willmar area and served a short time in WWI. After that he was a car salesman in Willmar as well as a farm hand. Matt died April 19, 1964. He never married.
OLE KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari January 10, 1896 in Willmar, MN. He sold sewing machines in Willmar for a while and worked for the city of Minneapolis. He was in the Army in WWI and later he and brother John had a little café called the “Coffee Stua” on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis for several years. Bean Soup was their specialty. Ole never married and he died in the Willows Nursing Home in Minneapolis September 1, 1987.
ROBERT, GUST, OLIVE, GORDON
OLIVIA AGATHA (KALLEVIG) REIERSON was born to Johannes and Kari in 1897 at Norway Lake, MN. She married Gustave Jenius Reierson and lived in Willmar for a time, then moved to Minneapolis, where Gust was in interior decorator. Gust was born in 1891 at Hougesund, Norway. He served in the Navy in WWI. They made 2 trips to Norway to visit relatives and friends, in 1966 and 1970. Gust died in October of 1975 and Olive still lives in Minneapolis. They had 2 sons: Gordon and Robert.
DENNIS, DICK, GORDON, JERRY
SANDRA, TRAVIS AND EVELYN
GORDON ORVILLE REIERSON, the 1st child of Gust and Olive, was born August 19, 1917 in Willmar, MN. He worked as an REA Driver and working foreman, but is now retired. On July 8, 1939 he married Evelyn Ovidia Sorlien, daughter of Even and Effie (Monserud) Sorlien. Evelyn was born December 29, 1917 in Pingree, ND. They have 6 children.
GERALD LEROY REIERSON was born to Gordon and Evelyn December 16, 1939 in Minneapolis and is a truck driver. He married Anna Antezana of Bolivia, South America on May 2, 1964. They have one child, KIMBERLY, born January 25, 1965.
KIMBERLY, ANNE, JERRY
DENNIS ALLEN REIERSON was born to Gordon and Evelyn November 29, 1942 and is a truck driver in Minneapolis, MN. He married Mary Miner of Edina, MN on October 5, 1963 and they have 2 children: CHRISTINE, born August 18, 1964; and SHANNON, born December 11, 1971.
SHANNON, MARY, DENNIS, CHRISTINE
RICHARD GRANT REIERSON was born to Gordon and Evelyn on June 11, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN and is a contractor. He married Barbara Hack of Fridley, MN on December 4, 1965. They have 2 children: MICHELE, born May 31, 1966; and BONNIE, born July 26, 1971.
BONNIE, BARBARA, MICHELE, DICK
SANDRA KAY (REIERSON) SCHNEIDERMON was born to Gordon and Evelyn on June 27, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN and is an accountant. Sandra married Marvin Schneidermon of Richfield, MN on September 28, 1968 and has 1 daughter, LORI, born February 2, 1967.
DAMON, LUCY, REV. TRAVIS ST. JOHN, ALLEN
JESSICA, JOAH, CRISPIN, ISAAC
TRAVIS ST. JOHN REIERSON was born to Gordon and Evelyn April 22, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN and became a missionary. He married Lucy McCullough of anchorage, AK on August 3, 1974 and they have 7 children, 5 born to them and 2 adopted: DAMON, born September 17, 1970; ALLEN, born December 30, 1974; JESSICA, born June 9, 1976; ISAAC, born February 20, 1979; and CRISPIN, born February 13, 1986.
RITA RENEE’ REIERSON was born to Gordon and Evelyn March 31, 1951 and died in September of 1951.
ROBERT JAMES REIERSON was the 2nd son born to Gust and Olive on September 16, 1920. He served in the Navy in WWII. When he returned, he worked as an Engineer with Honeywell, Inc. After 32 years with the company he retired. Bob married Ellen Anne Nordgren in Minneapolis May 1950. They have 1 son, Kevin.
ELLEN AND ROBERT
KEVIN JAMES REIERSON was born May 19, 1953 and works in electronic security surveillance. In August of 1975 he married Ellen Beecher and they have 2 sons: BENJAMIN JAMES, born November 12, 1986; and ALEXANDER KEVIN, born December 8, 1986.
ELLEN AND KEVIN
ALEXANDER PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, ELLEN R.
PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, G. BEECHER
LAWRENCE BERNARD KALLEVIG was born to Johannes and Kari June 12, 1899. He worked as a garage salesman, Watkins Dealer, and on a dairy farm in Willmar, MN. During WWII he served in the Navy until he was medically discharged. He married Olive Evangeline England, daughter of John and Anna England of Willmar. Olive worked for the telephone company and retired in 1971 after 44 years. She lives in Willmar. Lawrence died in February of 1954. They had 1 daughter, Mary Ann.
AL, JEFFREY, LISA
MARY ANN, LINDA
MARY ANN (KALLEVIG) STRAHLKE was born December 16, 1937 in Willmar, MN. She attended school in Willmar and after graduation worked for the telephone company in Minneapolis for 6 years. She now works for Bachman’s Florist. In 1960 she was united in marriage to Albert Alan Strahlke, son of Elmer and Loretta Strahlke. Al was born January 29, 1932 and is Vice President of the Prior Lake State Bank where they live. They have 3 children: JEFFREY ALAN, born January 15, 1962; and twins LISA ANN and LINDA LEE, born March 24, 1964. Lisa is attending Cosmetology School in Burnsville, MN and Linda works for Prudential Mortgage. Linda is married to Mark Parady, who is manager of a pizza parlor in Minnetonka, MN and they live in Bloomington, MN.
HELMER ROY KALLEVIG was the last child born to Johannes and Kari on May 16, 1902 in Arctander Township in Minnesota. He sold sewing machines for a while and then went to work at the Cliff Mines in Northern Minnesota as a crane operator. He married Elnora Marie Kanges in July of 1933. They lived in Duluth for some time, and then moved to Pengilly, MN, where they lived until his death in November 1973. They also had a cottage on Lake 30 near Pengilly, where they spent their summers. Elnora (Nora) was born April 8, 1896 and now lives in a nursing home in Northome, MN.
HELMER AND NORA KALLEVIG
The Kalevik- Kallevig Family History 1755 - 1987; Copyright 1987-2005.