EVANSTON – Fred Kallas, 92, died Tuesday, April 29, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1921, in Cumberland, the son of Mike and Erma (Robinson) Kallas.
He married Jane E. Barton in Evanston on Jan. 24, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple on Jan. 25, 1962.
He joined the U. S. Navy Aug. 7, 1942, and served his country during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion.
He worked at the Sinclair Station in 1946. Fred managed Wooley’s Automotive from 1949 to 1971. He owned and operated Kallas Automotive from 1972 until his retirement in 1986. He played bass fiddle in the City Band and at the State Line and planted and grew a great garden. He loved his Jeep and garage and loved to “tinker.” He could fix anything.
Fred was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a bishop for 10 years, and served in the Stake Presidency, High Priest Group Leader, was a home teacher and seminary teacher, and served 22 years as an Ogden Temple worker.
He was his brother’s keeper and was a great infulence in many people’s lives. Fred loved his family, his chuch, his customers, his friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; children: Mike (Kathy ) Kallas, Evanston; Fred D. (Meg ) Kallas, Ogden, Utah; Diane (Fred) Richins, Evanston; Kevin (Michelle) Kallas, Evanston; Scott (Tanzee) Kallas, of Evanston; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Sue Kallas; his parents; brother, Jack; and a sister, Marie Wagner.
Funeral service will be Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m. in the Evanston Elm Street Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Crandall Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment, with military honors, will be in the Evanston City Cemetery.
Online condolences at crandallfhevanston.com
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