Harold Kallis, 82, went to be with his Lord Nov. 13, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at United Methodist Church, 401 Main Street North, Tuttle.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at UMC in Tuttle, where a prayer service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday.
Harold Melvin Kallis was born April 13, 1935, to Jake and Katherine (Okken) Kallis in Burt, on the family farm. He went to country school one mile north of where he was born, and attended high school in New Leipzig, where he graduated in 1954. Harold worked on the family farm until 1962, and then attended Dakota Business College in Fargo. He moved to Williston and worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company from the fall of 1963, through the fall of 1966.
He accepted the Lord as his Savior at the age of 12, and rededicated his life to the Lord at the age of 21. He loved singing for the Lord. He met his lovely wife, Annetta, when she sang with a mixed quartet that he was singing tenor for. So it pays to sing for the Lord! Harold married Annetta Rask of Chaseley, on Sept. 26, 1964, at the EUB Church in Tuttle.
In 1966, they moved to Cody, Wyo., where he worked for Husky Oil until 1984. From 1984 to 1986, he worked for Flying J Oil Company. In March of 1986, they moved to Denver and worked for Frontier Oil. In June of 1996, they moved to Hurdsfield, and retired there. From 1996 to 2007, he enjoyed doing different local odd jobs. He and Annetta joined the Nazarene Church in 1997, in Hurdsfield. They moved to Tuttle in October of 2009, for Annetta to pastor at the Nazarene church there. Harold and Annetta worked faithfully in the Tuttle Nazarene Church until its closure in February of 2016.
All who knew Harold were blessed by his beautiful tenor voice and his persistent teasing! He was a ray of sunshine with a giggle that was unmistakable and a smile to go with it! He cared deeply for everyone around him and prayed diligently for their needs and their driving safety on the roads.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annetta (Rask) Kallis; one sister, Mable Auch (Willard), Andover, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Kallis, Mott, Vi Kallis, Cambridge, Minn.; nephews and niece, Bruce and Irene Kallis, Bismarck, Perry and Linda Kallis, Lodi, Calif., Scott and Katherine Kallis, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Leland and Cathy Ebert, Mott, Kathi and Glen Dewey, Kansas, and many great nephews and nieces. He is also survived by their spiritual children, Bruce and Irene Kallis, Bismarck, Blaine and Joy Mehlhoff, Arena, and their families.
He is preceded in death by parents, Jake and Katherine (Okken) Kallis; Kallis brothers, Walter, Alfred, Lester, and Robert.
Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Harold and sign the online guest book. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)