September 5, 1957 – December 8, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, son, brother and friend, Daniel Arnold Kallstrom on December 8, 2022, at the age of 65. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Lila; his children Joshua, Jeremy, Aaron, and Elijah; his brother Scott (Amy); brother Michael (Karen); sister Ferne (Jim) McClintock, as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Dan was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and raised in Florida, U.S. In school he was in drama, singing, gymnastics, and youth groups. This led him to join a dance troupe in Miami and later move to New York to do contemporary dance. His degree in Psychology, and Education led him to teach in New Jersey and live with his brother Scott. He met Lila while she was teaching in New York in 1991, married and moved to Canada to begin their lives here.
They raised their four sons in Martensville while Dan was teaching at Ahtahkakoop Reserve, Leask, and then in Saskatoon Greater Catholic Schools as a substitute teacher. This allowed him to raise his sons, attend their soccer, basketball, football and drama productions. He loved camping and was a rock climber, so our family took many trips to the mountains to hike. Candle Lake was also a favorite camping spot with the many tenting and RV adventures. He was able to travel to the ocean, in Florida for Kallstrom family reunions. He also joined his brother-in-law Jim for an Antarctic cruise, a once in a lifetime trip for him.
Dan loved being at home, gardening, raising chickens, experimenting with D.I.Y. projects in nutrition and wellness, cycling, critiquing movies, writing teacher articles, hot-tubbing, and going for coffee with Lila and his boys whenever possible. He got involved with the church, became Catholic when his son Eli was born, led a youth group, and performed in musicals. He became a Canadian citizen and was very content to live in our beautiful home.
Dan’s long journey with illness began in 2011 with a brain tumor, that was removed 3 times, and most lately with cancer in 2021 that he tried dealing with, and healing in a quiet, strong way. He was able to spend many quality times with his boys before peacefully finding rest from his burden. He was a quiet, gentle, loving father and being a dad was his passion. We loved him, will miss him, and he will be in our hearts forever.
Funeral Mass –Monday, December 19th, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. For anyone wishing to watch, a livestream is available at https://youtu.be/BOiqzOsuGLo
His quiet, kind and gentle spirit was one of a kind. He was so special to so many of us growing up. He will love on through the love and memories we all share with him. Much love to you Lila and your boys. My heart hurts for you all ❤️💔
Lila & Family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrow filled time in your lives. May God, treasure Dan in his Garden of Rest.
Sharon Zakreski – Werbicki
Lila, My condolences to you and your family. The obituary, beautifully written, describes a wonderful man. I’m so sorry for your loss. Glenda Schultz
Lila and “the guys”
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your awesome husband and father. We cannot heal your grief during these sad days however, please know you are all in our daily prayers and thoughts. May the good Lord bless you all with courage, strength and healing to your sorrow.
What a wonderful man Dan was… and how blessed he was to have you surround and love him unconditionally!!!! It is what we all desire in our time of need. He is and always will be with you forever xxxxx Heaven is not far at all!
Doug and Jo Osczevski and “the guys”
Lila condolences to you and the boys.
Lila and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Take care and God bless!
Growing up in our church youth group meant you had a lot of big brothers and sisters. Danny was a big bro to many of us. He always made you feel included and important. I remember his kindness and infectious laugh fondly. To all of the Kallstroms, my sincere condolences.
Lila and family
We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing I wish I could have got to know Dan better.
It was nice seeing you Lila and son’s in October Take care and God bless.
Lila, I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s death. My deepest condolences. May he rest in peace and May you and the boys cherish the wonderful times shared together.