John David Kalina, 68

John David Kalina, age 68 of Lonsdale, MN passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 18, 2023. John was born August 26, 1954 in New Prague, MN to Max and Emma (Cecka) Kalina. He graduated from New Prague High School in 1972. 

John married Shirley Bloomquist on September 10, 1977 at the I. C. Catholic Church in Lonsdale. They were blessed with two children, Julie and Jeff. They enjoyed over 45 wonderful years of marriage. Family was the most important part of his life, and he cherished spending time with them. 

He was a lifelong farmer. You could always tell when it was getting close to either planting or harvest because he would get antsy. In the offseason he would join his brother for an occasional trip to Mystic. 

Some of the other things he enjoyed were playing cards, ice fishing, and bowling. John also enjoyed meeting up with friends for a coffee in the morning. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bob Kalina, and brothers-in-law George Tuma and Mo Karels. John is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; children, Julie (Jake) Skogquist, and Jeff Kalina (Heather Ruplinger); grandchildren, Alex and Owen Skogquist, and Morgan and Kolby Kalina; siblings, Jim (Mary) Kalina, Rosie Tuma, Jerry Kalina, Ray (Sheila) Kalina, and Carol (Joe) Sticha; sister-in-law, Sandra Karels (Jim Mack), also by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM, Friday, March 24, 2023 at Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Veseli, MN with a gathering of family and friends starting at 9 AM at church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Lonsdale. A luncheon will take place at the American Legion in Lonsdale after Mass.

White Funeral Home, 507-744-2368  

Condolences online at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com 

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