Richard Gerard Kalin, age 58 of Coleridge, Nebraska, died on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 4:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Anderson, Rob Pischel, Jason Berg, Pat Onderstall, Heath Jueden and Bill Melena.
Richard was born on June 26, 1958 at Yankton, SD to Raymond Joseph and Elnora Mae (Wiemers) Kalin. He grew up on a farm in the Coleridge area and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1976. He worked in construction for a few years in Norfolk, NE and then returned to work with his dad on the farm. Richard married Lori A. Davenport on September 6, 1986 at Yankton. Richard continued farming and raising hogs west of Coleridge until he retired in 1993. At that time he became a licensed insurance agent and continued selling insurance until his recent illness. In the fall of the year he loved to run the combine assisting his family.
Richard was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, playing pool and cards and spending time with his family camping at Lewis and Clark Lake.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lori of Coleridge; a son, Mason Kalin of Yankton, SD; a daughter, Emily Kalin of Kansas City, MO; his mother, Elnora Mae Kalin of Coleridge; a brother, Robert and Connie Kalin of Hartington; 3 nephews, Bryan and Tiffany Kalin of Hartington; Travis Kalin of Hartington; Aaron and Sadie Kalin of Hartington; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Davenport of Yankton; a brother-in-law, Jim and Chris Davenport of Yankton and their 2 sons, Micah and Connor; a sister-in-law, Debbie and Stacey Kutil of Hartford, SD and their 2 daughters, Krista and Melissa.
He was preceded in death his father, Raymond, a sister, Ruth Ann Kalin, his God daughter, Renae Kalin and his father-in-law, Richard Davenport.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Lori and Family .. My deepest sympathy to you and all of the Kalin family. May God give you strength to make it thru this hard time and the hard times to come. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
To The Kalin family, So sorry for your loss, Our prayers to all of you. Bob and Connie God Bless You.
Pam And Randy Rohde Columbus Ne
My deepest sympathy to the Kalin family. Growing up I can remember spending time with Richard on the farm and at family gatherings. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear this. His presence will be missed by everyone at Premier. He would stop by often to pick up supplies or just chat... just a nice man with a great sense of humor. Godspeed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Lori and all your family and Richard's friends. To Bob and Connie (my thoughts are especially with you as you are the only members of the family Linda and I had the pleasure to get to know.) May the peace and comfort God be with all of you.
Lori and family, we were so sorry to hear about Rich. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rich and Susan Brandow
So sorry to hear of your loss. Knew Richard and family growing up on the farm. Rode the bus to and from school. Great guy. God Bless.
Mark, Linda and Madison Jordan, Omaha, NE
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