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“Always smiling and laughing. Depending on my hair color whether or not she knew me that day.Then we would laugh! Her life wasn't always easy but she...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: karen Bleess - Blue Earth, MN

“You all have our sympathy!! I so enjoyed your mother!! What a fun lady!! Was sorry I missed seeing all of you. She was so talented! I'm sure you...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Hogstad - Frost, MN

“Carole and family, I would see your mother occasionally when in Blue Earth for a visit and we'd have a little catch-up. So sorry for your loss. ...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Olson - Grand Marais, MN

“Our thoughts are with you.Its always harder to lose a parent. Jim and Cheryl Wilde ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jim and Cheryl Wilde - Scarville

“Our sincere sympathies on Wanda's recent passing. She was a lovely, talented woman who will surely be missed. May happy memories comfort you. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Roger & Kitty Fletcher - MN

“Taffy, My deepest sympathies are with you about your mom. I lost my mom too, so I know it's hard, but even though they are gone, they are always...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Dee Stephens - Minneapolis, MN

“Me and my family are sorry for your loss the way Gary used to talk about her it made me feel that i was in Minnesota also ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: steven quick - Thomaston, CT

“Sorry about the loss of your Mom ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Quick - Thomaston, CT

“Carole, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a celebrity when she came to Mercy to visit. You...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Vonnie - New Hope, MN

“I was just checking this sight and was so surprised to see your mother had passed on to her heavenly home. She was a nice lady,mother,friend...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy and Steve Bohling - MN

“Taffy, Galen, Josh & Jessica: Our most sincere sympathies to all of you in the loss of such a wonderful role model in your lives. As difficult as...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jack & Margie Barber - Glenville, MN

“Such a wonderful lady, filled with so many creative ideas, also with a great sense of humor! She will be missed so very dearly! She always made me...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Elizabeth R. Rasmussen - MN

“Wanda will be greatly missed, she and mom had many great times together, from having coffee to going to the casinos, but especialy having lunch at...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: nancy sabin steinberger

“Kallestad family, My sincere sympathy to you all. Wanda was such a dear friend to my mother & my mom missed her so much when Wanda went to...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Lois Subbert - Fairmont, MN

“I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. May God wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you in your grief. Heaven has another angel. Rest In...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dom & Vicki (Savick) Tortorella - MN

“Wanda you will be greatly missed. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Rosenau - blue Earth, MN


WANDA E. KALLESTAD, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 18 & 1 Hour prior to the services at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Wanda was born September 16, 1923, in Frost, the daughter of Oliver and Mabel (Graue) Savick. She was raised in the Frost area, graduating from Frost High School in 1941. She was married to Raymond G. Hanson in January of 1943 in Blue Earth and was later married to Ernest M. Kallestad in February of 1961 in Frost. Wanda was a talented seamstress. She worked at Westerland Interiors for several years where she made window treatments and draperies for private homes and area businesses. She had also worked at Armon Decorating producing the same high quality sewing projects. She made clothes for all her children and several prom and wedding dresses for friends, neighbors and for those who knew of her sewing abilities. Wanda had a great love for babies and children; she made her children's birthday cakes from scratch, she enjoyed sewing stuffed toys and dolls, she also crafted many decorations from yarn and plastic canvas. Wanda also reupholstered and refinished furniture. She was a longtime member of United Lutheran Church in Frost. She is survived by her daughter, Carole (Robert) Haugen of Blue Earth, her Son, Thomas Hanson & Shelley Williams of Rochester, her Son, Mark (Sharron) Hanson of Mountain Lake, her Daughter, Gloria Weber of Blue Earth, her Daughter, Dawn (Douglas) Willner of Fairmont, her Daughter, Kay (Galen) Lenort of Walters, her Daughter, Karen Kallestad of Blue Earth, her Daughter, Kelly Blake & Sherman Morgenstern of Albert Lea, her Brother, Richard Savick of St. Claire, Special Nephew, Earl "Buddy" Davidson, 26 Grandchildren & 33 Great Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Raymond Hanson & Ernest Kallestad, 2 sisters, Della Bakke & Verna "Billie" Sabin, 4 infant brothers, Otto, Oliver, Milton & Robert Savick, & son Gary Lewis Hanson.