SEVERIN KALLEVIG FAMILY. BACK: OMER, LOWELLA, MARLIN, ALICE, DONALD. FRONT: MATTIE, RUTH, FERN, EUNICE, SEVERIN.
SEVERIN KALLEVIG, the fifth child of Ole and Anna Kalevik, was born 1 July 1901 north of New London in Burbank Township Section 14, and was baptized in Gausdal Luth. Church near Georgeville on 28 July 1901.
He attended School District 33 north of Kandiyohi, Lutheran Brethren Bible School of Grand Forks, ND, and Augsburg College Minneapolis. He was employed at Central Dairy for about 18 years selling and delivering Dainty Ice Cream.
In 1942 he purchased a farm near Spicer and farmed until 1955, at which time he sold his farm and moved to Willmar, where he worked for Oman Supply Co. for a couple of years. Next, he went into real estate, working for Willmar Insurance and Real Estate and Grussing Real Estate and Ins. Co., Willmar, from about 1957 until 1973.
On 31 Aug. 1922 Severin was married to Mathilda Froland, the daughter of Ole and Jansena Froland of Minneota, MN. Mattie was born 12 Jan. 1906 and attended school in Minneota.
Severin died 21 Aug. 1980 and was laid to rest in the Green Lake Church cemetery south of Spicer. Mattie lives in an apartment complex in Willmar. Severin and Mattie had nine chidden: FERN, ALICE, EUNICE, OMAR, MARLIN, DONALD LOWELL, LOWELLA and RUTH.
JUDSON EKBLAD FAMILY. JUD, FERN, JUD, TIM, CHERYL.
FERN KALLEVIG, the first child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 1 Sept. 1923. She spent all of her school years in Willmar. She worked for the West Central Daily Tribune of Willmar for 15 years. She retired the past year (1986).
Fern was married to Judson Ekblad on 31 Aug. 1941. Judson is the son of Rev. C.H. and Alma Ekblad of Willmar. Judson was born 7 June 1918. He too attended school in Willmar.
He worked as purchasing agent for 31 years at Oman Supply Co., Willmar, and the past 12 years for Pal's of Willmar. Fern and Jud have three children: JUDSON, JR., CHERYL and TIM.
JUD EKBLAD FAMILY. JUD, JANET, JOY, JAE.
JUDSON EKBLAD, JR., the first child of Fern and Jud Ekblad, was born - Sept. 194- and attended school through high school in Willmar. He also attended North Central Bible College, Minneapolis. He now owns and operates his own business. He is a factory representative for several furniture companies, travelling several states.
On 19 April 1969 Judson, Jr., was united in marriage to Janet Larson, the daughter of Roger and Marion Larson from St. Paul Janet was born - May 194-. She attended Minnehaha Academy and Bethel College in the Twin Cities.
Jud and Janet have two children: JOY, born 8 August 1977; and JUDSON, JR. (JAE), born -- Oct. 198-. They now live in Oakdale.
SAM BENSON FAMILY. CHERYL, SAM, MATHEW, AND NATHAN.
CHERYL EKBLAD, the second child of Fern and Jud Ekblad, was born 15 April 1949. She spent her school years in Willmar and also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
Cheryl was married to Rev. Samuel Benson on 17 June 1969. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. G.G. Benson, who were serving a congregation in Akron, Ohio. Samuel was born 7 March 1945. He is a graduate of North Central Bible College and an ordained minister in the Assembly of God church. He and his wife Cheryl traveled the evangelistic field for five years and also served churches at Sherburn, MN, and Huron SD. For the past nine years they have served at Billings, Montana.
Cheryl and Rev. Samuel Benson have two children, NATHAN, born 5 April 1974, and MATTHEW, born 30 July 1979.
SHAWN AND TIM EKBLAD.
TIM EKBLAD, the third child of Fern and Jud Ekblad, was born 4 Nov. 1960. He attended the Willmar Public Schools. He after attended Willmar State College for one year and graduated from North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. He was ordained as a pastor in the Assembly of God church.
On 16 July 1982 Rev. Tim Ekblad was married to Shawn Hauser, the daughter of Robert and Marsha Hauser from Raymond, MN. Shawn was born 12 Jan. 1963. She is a LPN nurse and received her training at Willmar Vo-Tech.
They now live in Sisseton, SD, where Rev. Ekblad is assistant pastor in the Assembly of God church.
RALPH HUISINGA FAMILY. TOM, LILA, ALICE, KATHY, RALPH, RUSSELL
ALICE KALLEVIG, the second child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 8 Aug. 1925. She attended the schools in Willmar and graduated in 1944. She then attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
On 4 Nov. 1945 Alice was united in marriage to Ralph Huisinga, the son of Albert and Helga Huisinga from Prinsburg, MN. Ralph attended School District 815 at Prinsburg and graduated from Clara City High School in 1939.
They were in the turkey farm business since 1939 in rural Prinsburg, where they lived. In 1986 they moved to the city of Willmar. Ralph and Alice have four children: LILA, RUSSELL, TIM, and KATHY.
LOWELL CLARK FAMILY.
LILA HUISINGA, their first child, was born 5 Dec. 1945, attended District 815 in Prinsburg, and graduated from Clara City High School in 1963. She also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
Lila was married to Rev. Lowell Clark on 2 June 1967. He is the son of Rev. Stanley and Bernice Clark of Minneapolis. Lowell was born 18 Nov. 1944. He attended Brainerd elementary school and Edina High School, graduating in 1962. He also attended North Central Bible College. He is an ordained minister in the Assembly of God church. He has served parishes in Long Prairie, MN - 1967-71, Kulm ND 1971-72, Brainerd, MN 1975-85 and Granite Falls 1985 to the present.
They have three children: LANDON, born 26 July 1968; LYNN, born 5 July 1972; and LISA, born 8 Aug. 1976.
RUSSELL HUISINGA FAMILY. CONNIE, RUSSELL, BENJI, HEIDE
RUSSELL HUISINGA, the second child of Alice and Ralph Huisinga, was born 7 Nov. 1947. He attended school in Prinsburg and Clara City, graduating in 1965. He also attended Willmar Junior College and the University of Minnesota. He was an electrical engineer in Minneapolis from 1969 to 1979, and since then has been an electrical engineer in St. Paul.
Russell was united in marriage to Connie Toupal on 12 Oct. 1967. She is the daughter of Vernon and Evelyn Toupal from Blomkest, MN. Connie was born 7 Nov. 1947. She attended Blomkest Elementary School and Willmar High School. She is a bookkeeper.
Russell and Connie have two children: HUIDE, born 25 April 1972, and BENJI born 12 Aug. 1978.
TOM HUISINGA FAMILY. GRANT, TOM, TAMMIE, MATT, CHRIS.
TOM HUISINGA, the third child of Alice and Ralph Huisinga, was born 13 Sept. 1951. He attended school in Prinsburg and Clara City. He also attended Willmar Junior College. He has been a turkey farmer in rural Prinsburg since 1971.
Tom was married to Tammie Hayunga on 24 March 1973. She is the daughter of Dale and Ainez Hayunga from Clara City. Tammie was born 14 May 1953. She attended school in Clara City, graduating in 1971. She also attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. She is a piano and vocal teacher and a great vocalist. She now works for Beauty Control Sales, where she has been in since 1985. Tom and Tammie have three children: CHRIST, born 20 Sept. 1974; MATT, born 12 July 1981; and GRANT, born 19 July 1983.
DAVID CAMPBELL FAMILY. KATHY, SHAUN, DAVID, ERIN.
KATHY HUISINGA, the fourth child of Alice and Ralph Huisinga, was born 22 Nov. 1955. She attended grade school in Prinsburg and high school in Clara City, graduating in 1973. She also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
On 31 May 1975 Kathy was married to David Camphell, the son of Paul and Roberta Camphell from Pekia, IL. He was a youth pastor at Rio, WI 1975-77; electronic engineer at Eltra Media in Denver 1983-86; and on the Huisinga farm since 1986.
Kathy and David have two children: ERIN, born 12 Sept. 1979, and SHAUNA, born 16 April 1982.
DAVID HUISINGA FAMILY. JEFFREY, DIANE, BRUCE, EUNICE, DAVID, JEROME.
EUNICE KALLEVIG, the third child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 25 June 1927 in Willmar. She graduated from Willmar High School, in 1946. She was employed by Willmar Poultry for several years.
On 14 Feb. 1948 Eunice was married to David Huisinga, the son of George and Ella Huisinga from rural Willmar. David was born 23 Jan. 1927. He attended School District 103 near Prinsburg. He is a turkey farmer.
Eunice and David have four children: JEROME, DIANE, BRUCE and JEFFERY.
JEROME HUISINGA, their fist child, was born 13 March 1949. He attended School District 65 in rural Willmar and Willmar High School, graduating in 1967. He also attended Willmar Community College, Moorhead (Minn.) State University, Minneapolis Vo-Tech, and Minneapolis College of Art Design. He was employed at data processing at Metropolitan Medical Center 1970-77. He is now a chef and has been employed at Sheraton Airport in Minneapolis, St. Paul Town and Country Club, Meer and Frank in Portland, OR, and at present is head chef at Genoa Portland.
GREGG VISCOME FAMILY. GREGG, THOMAS, RYAN, TEDRA, DIANE.
DIANE HUISINGA, the second child of Eunice and David Huisinga, was born 25 June 1951. She attended Sunnyside School District 65 in rural Willmar and Willmar High School, graduating in 1969. She also attended Evangel College in Springfield, MO. She worked at the Christian Nursing Home for 1968-69 and since that time has been a secretary at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, at Olsten Temporary Service of Minneapolis, R and M Mfg. Co. of Minneapolis, and Masonic Homes of Utica, NY, and Brockway of Minneapolis
On 27 May 1962 Diane was married to Gregg Viscomi, the son of Ernest and M~ e Viscomi from Herkimer, NY. Gregg was born 19 June 1948 and attended schools in Herkimer. He was employed at Conteniel Machines, Minneapolis 1979-84 and now is working as an inspector of electronic circuit boards at Emerson Electric.
Dine and Gregg have three children. They are THOMAS and twin sister TEDRA, born 28 June 1977, and RYAN, born 17 Nov. 1980.
Eunice and David Huisinga's third child, BRUCE HUISINGA, was born 15 Oct. 1959. He attended Sunnyside School District 6 5 in rural Willmar and Willmar High School, graduating in 1977. He also attended Willmar Community College and St. Cloud State University. He is manager and buyer for Kitchen Window of Minneapolis.
JEFFREY HUISINGA, the fourth child of Eunice and David Huisinga, was born 28 April 1965. He attended Willmar schools through junior high. He graduated from Prinsburg Christian School m 1983. He also attended Willmar Community College and G.L.E. Hair Deign School in Fort Worth, TX.
He was employed as a nurse at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar from 1983 to 1985; at Kanti Kourts in Willmar in 983-85; and at present at Pegis of Fort Worth, TX.
OMER KALLEVIG FAMILY. STEVE, JODY, JUNE, OMER, DONITA, RONALD.
OMER KALLEVIG, the fourth child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 2 April 1929 in Willmar. After graduating from Willmar High School, he was a four-year graduate of North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. He was ordained as a pastor in the Assembly of God church and served several churches. But now for many years he has been superintendent of the Wisconsin-Northern Michigan District of the Assemblies of God, Waupaca, WI. This is also where they now live.
Omer Kallevig was married to June Paulson on 10 June 1954. She is the daughter of Harvey and Erna Paulson of Sleepy Eye, MN. June was born 1 June 1933. She graduated from Sleepy Eye High School and also from Mankato State University.
Rev. Omer and June Kallevig have four children: JODY, STEVE, DONITA, and RON.
DOUG LESTER FAMILY. DOUG, MISSY, LANDON, JODY, BRIA.
JODY, their first child, was born 30 June 1955. She graduated from high school Waupaca, WI, and also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis and Bismarck (ND) State College, majoring in commercial art.
Jody was married to Doug Lester on 28 Nov. 1975. He is the son of Les and Marlys Lester of Moorhead, MN. Doug was born 13 Aug. 1956. He attended school in Moorhead, graduating from the high school there. He also graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. He is a doctor of chiropractic in Bismarck. They have three children: MISTY, born 10 Nov. 1978; BRIA, born 20 April 1980; and LANDON, born 23 June 1981.
STEVE AND DEBBIE KALLEVIG.
STEVE KALLEVIG, the second child of Omer and June Kallevig, was born 20 Aug. 1956. He graduated from high school in Waupaca, WI, and now works in the shipping department of a foundry at Waupaca.
On 31 Aug. 1985 Steve Kallevig was united in marriage to Debbie Barton, the daughter of Marshall and Phyllis Barton of Waupaca, WI. Debbie was born 17 Dec. 1963. She graduated from Waupaca High School and Arizona State University at Tempe, AZ. She is a nurse's aide at Veterans Hospital in Ring, WI.
KENDALL AND DONITA BRYANT.
DONITA KALLEVIG, the third child of Omer and June Kallevig, was born 8 March 1958. She graduated from Waupaca High School and also attended Evangel College, Springfield, MO, and Saddleback College of Irvine, CA. She works as an administrative assistant at Santa Ana, CA.
Donita was married on 14 July 1979 to Kendall Bryant, the son of Rev. John and Faith Bryant of Green Bay, WI. Kendall was born 21 Dec. 1953. He graduated from Richland Center High School in Wisconsin, and also attended Milwaukee Area Technical Institute, Kenosha Wisconsin Aviation Center, and Saddleback College in Irvine, CA. He is employed at McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Co. in California.
RON KALLEVIG, the fourth child of Omer and June Kallevig, was born 6 May 1967. He graduated from Waupaca High School and is now attending Bismarck (ND) State College.
MARLIN KALLEVIG FAMILY. GREGG, LONA, DAWN, PERCY, PERRY, MAXINE, MARLIN.
MARLIN KALLEVIG, the fifth child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 5 Oct. 1930 at Willmar. He attended elementary school in Willmar, District 51 west of Spicer, MN, and Willmar High School. He graduated from North Central Bible College in 1953. He is an ordained pastor in the Assembly of God church and has served at Pipestone, in 1953-55, Grafton, Cando and Kulm, ND 1955-1969, Worthington, MN 1969-73, Milwaukee, WI 1973-78, Yucaipa, CA 1978-1983, and at the present time in Vista, CA.
Marlin Kallevig married Roxine Mayer on 24 June 1953. She is the daughter of Marie and Henry Mayer from Gregory, SD. Roxine was born 5 Jan. 1934. She attended Naper, Nebraska, public schools and Southern State College in Springfield, SD. She also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. Through the years, as a pastor's wife, she has served as teacher, secretary and organist.
Marlin and Roxine have five children: GREGG, PERRY, PERCY, LONA and DAWN.
GREGG, NATHAN, AND DIANE KALLEVIG.
GREGG, their first child, was born 30 Jan. 1954. He attended school Worthington, MN, and North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. He is a maintenance engineer in Minneapolis.
On 13 Aug. 1983 Gregg was united in marriage to Diane Busse, the daughter of Edward and Lillian Busse from Blaine, MN. Diane was born 30 April 1959. She graduated from Blaine High School in 1971. She is a therapist in Minneapolis. They have one child, NATHAN, born 11 Oct. 1984.
PERRY, BARBARA, ASHLEY, AND ERICK KALLEVIG.
PERRY, a twin, son of Marlin and Roxine Kallevig, was born 11 Jan. 1956, graduated from Worthington High School in 1973 and from North Central Bible College in 1978. He is an ordained Assembly of God minister, serving at the James Robeson Evangelistic Association, Fort Worth, TX.
On 22 Nov. 1975 Perry was married to Barbara Gulenchyn, the daughter of John and Bernice Gulenchyn of Minneapolis. Barbara was born 25 Feb. 1956. She attended school, in Minneapolis, including North Central Bible College. She is a bank teller in Forth Worth, TX.
They have two children: ERICK, born 15 Oct. 1978, and ASHLEY, born 12 Aug. 1982.
PERCY, DEBBIE, EMILY KALLEVIG.
Perry's twin brother, PERCY KALLEVIG, was born 11 Jan 1956. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1973 and from North Central Bible College in 1978. He is a property manager in Minneapolis.
On 29 March 1980 Percy was married to Debbie Schaar, the daughter of Roger and Pearl Schaar of Farmington, MN. Debbie was born 16 Jan. 1958. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1975 and from North Central Bible College in 1960. She is now a court reporter in Minneapolis. They have one daughter, EMILY, born 19 Dec. 1980.
GARY, JACLYN, LONA LEE.
LONA KALLEVIG, the fourth child of Marlin and Roxine, was born 22 Oct. 1957. She graduated from Worthington High School 1973. She is a secretary and accountant in Carlsbad, CA.
She was married to Gary Lee on 26 June 1976. Gary is the son of Marvin and Dorothy Lee of Alexandria, MN. Gary was born 27 Sept. 1955. He attended Alexandria High School, Evangel College of Springfield, MO, and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is a property manager In Carlsbad, CA. They have one child, JACLAN, born 6 Sept. 1984.
JAMES AND DAWN KNUTSON.
DAWN KALLEVIG, Marlin and Roxine's fifth child, was born 27 June 1962. She graduated from Yocaipa, CA High School in 1977. She is a pastor's wife and executive secretary.
She was married to James Knutson on 18 Sept. 1982. James is the son of Berent and Margaret Knutson of Bakersfield, CA. James was born 16 Sept. 1956. He attended school at Bakersfield High School, Southern California College and Fuller College. He is an ordained pastor. Rev. Knutson is now serving the Assembly of God church in Ramona, CA. They have a daughter, NATALIA DAWN, born 29 Oct. 1986.
DONALD KALLEVIG FAMILY.
DONALD KALLEVIG, the sixth child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 13 Nov. 1932. He attended Willmar High School, graduating in 1951. He was also a student at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis.
He worked for NAPA in Minneapolis in 955-63 in sales; Black and Decker as a sales manager in various locations from 1964 to 1982 (Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Dallas, Memphis, Cleveland, and Chicago).
In 1983 and 1984 he was sales manager for Makiln USA in Chicago, and from 1985 to the present time sales manager for Skil Corp. of Chicago.
Donald married Patricia Schenck on 6 July 1956. She is the daughter of Stuart and Hilda Schenck from New York, NY. Patricia was born 4 March 1936 and attended school at Freeport, NY, graduating from high school in 1953. She also attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Kent State University in Ohio, and Richland College, Dallas, TX. She is employed at Digital Equipment Corp., Chicago, in the personnel department.
They have two sons, BRENT and BRAD.
BRENT was born 21 June 1963. He attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, graduating in 1980. He also attended Texas Tech University and John Brown University in Arkansas, studying engineering. He is employed at Digital Equipment Corp., Chicago.
BRAD was born 23 May 1967 and attended Barrington IL High School graduating in 1985. At the present time he is a student at Harper Turner College, Palatine, Illinois.
LOWELL KALLEVIG, the seventh child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 19 Oct. 1934. He died suddenly the day after his third birthday, 20 Oct. 1937. He was buried at Green Lake Church Cemetery south of Spicer.
WESLEY WOLD FAMILY. LOWELLA, WESLEY, TODD, SCOTT.
LOWELLA KALLEVIG, the eighth child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 4 Jan. 1939 in Willmar. She attended school in Willmar and also North Central Bible College. She was employed at the Willmar Clinic 1957-59; at the Metropolitan Medical Center in Minneapolis 1959-64; as a secretary at North Central Bible College; and from 1977 to the present by independent School District 196, Apple Valley, MN.
On 8 July 1961 Lowella was united in marriage to Wesley Wold, the son of Julius and Emma Wold of St. Paul Wesley was born 23 June 1939. He graduated from Mounds View High School in 1958 and from North Central Bible College in 1966 with a BA in Bible and theology. He is an ordained minister in the Assembly of God church. Rev. Wold has been pastor at Decorah, IA 1966-68, Shawano, WI 1968-73, and Apple Valley, MN 1973-79. At the present time he is building engineer at School District 169. He is also on the staff of Christian Life in the Assemblies of God church as Director of Singles ministry.
Lowella and Wesley have two children, SCOTT and TODD.
SCOTT AND TODD WOLD
SCOTT, their first child, was born 17 Feb. 1966. He graduated from Rosemount High School in 1984 and is attending Bethel College in Arden Hills, MN. While going to school he is employed by Apple Valley City Bike Patrol and also works with security at Bethel College.
TODD, the second son of Lowella and Wesley, was born 29 May 1970, and is attending Rosemount High School. Todd works as a pool attendant at York Plaza in Edina during the summer.
FRED AND RUTH LARSON
RUTH KALLEVIG, the ninth child of Severin and Mattie Kallevig, was born 3 Feb. 1942. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1960 and also attended Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, majoring in business administration. She had various secretarial and administrative positions in Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago between 1960 and 1968. She was in the personnel office for the city of Eugene, Oregon, 1969-72, and worked for the city of Springfield, Oregon, 1972-74. She was a labor negotiator at Mills and Associates of Eugene 1974-78. She was a self-employed management consultant in Eugene 1978-81. From 1981 to the present time she has been a labor relations consultant for Pacific Employers, Inc. in Eugene, Oregon.
On 22 Sept. 1984 Ruth Kallevig was united in marriage to Fredrick T. Larson, the son of John and May Larson of McMinnville, Oregon. Fred was born 6 Jan. 1942 and attended school at McMinnville, graduating from high school in 1960. He also attended Oregon State University at Corvallis, graduating with a BS degree in psychology in 1967. From 1960 to 1963 he served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
He worked as assistant personnel director at Oregon State Hospital in Salem 1967-68; personnel director at Oregon Cooperative Extension Service, Salem, 1968-70; personnel generalist and labor negotiator at Oregon State Executive Dept., Salem 1970-74; labor negotiator at Mills and Associates, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1974-80. At present he is president of Pacific Employers, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, a position he has held since 1980.
He had two children by a previous marriage. Eric Richard Larson was born 13 May 1965; and Patricia Jean Larson was born 2 Sept. 1966. They both attended Lake Ridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Both also attended the University of Oregon at Lake Oswego. Patricia is a junior and is majoring in English; and Eric was to graduate in 1987 with a BS degree in biology.
Fred and Ruth Larson now live at Harrisburg, Oregon.
The Kalevik- Kallevig Family History 1755 - 1987; Copyright 1987, 1999.