Susan Jane Kallestad
August 19,1933 -
September 16, 2013
Resident of Hayward, CA
Sue passed away peacefully on Monday night with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Hamilton, Montana on August 19, 1933 to Velma Edwards Story and Nelson Story III. After attending Bozeman High School she transferred to Saint Mary's Hall in Faribault, MN to receive her High School Diploma. The following year she attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she met her future husband, Robert Kallestad. They were married on June 21, 1953.
After 60 years of a happy marriage, Sue celebrated her 80th birthday on August 19, 2013.
Sue is survived by her husband, Robert, her three children, Mikel (Susie), Karen (Keith), Carla Lee and 5 grandchildren.
She was a very loving and considerate person. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Her kindness, generosity, and compassion for others was felt by all who knew her. When her children were young Sue immersed herself in PTA, Scouting, School Volunteer Work and church activities. She was a devoted member of Messiah Lutheran Church and spent many years teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Her interest and talent in crafts found her to be an active supporter and contributor to Messiah's annual Holiday Boutique.
She enjoyed traveling with her family and spending her summers at the family ranch near Big Sky, Montana.
Sue and Bob recently enjoyed a wonderful vacation to their favorite resort in Maui, Hawaii.
She was a devoted friend to so many. Her bold and gentle presence, lovely smile, and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed. Sue was a joy to know and lots of fun.
We miss her already, but she is still with us all and truly loved.
Viewing will take place Sunday evening September 22nd from 5-8pm, Spencer Mortuary and Crematory, 21228 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA.
Family and Friends are also invited to attend her memorial service on Monday September 23rd, 11am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 25400 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward.
Jess C. Spencer Mortuary and Crematory
21228 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Published in Inside Bay Area on Sept. 20, 2013