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Edward L. Kalstrom, 83

Edward L. Kalstrom, age 83, of Plato and formerly of St. Bonifacius, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Presbyterian Homes in Spring Park.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Marysville Township, Wright County, the son of Edward and Emma Erickson Kalstrom.

Edward graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947.

He honorably served his country in the Korean War.

Ed was formerly employed at Minnesota Rubber as a machinist for many years. Following retirement, he was a caretaker at a lama farm in Maple Plain, and also was the custodian at Grumpy’s Bar in St. Bonifacius.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, was good at telling stories, and had a great sense of humor. Ed was very kind-hearted.

He is survived by a sister, Merrilla A. Socher of Montrose; nieces and nephews Iris (Mike) Hecker of Mound (Iris was also Ed’s caregiver), Debbie (Jack) Wambeke of Maple Lake, Dan (Tammy) Socher of Waverly, and Carrie Solien of Montrose; and other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vincent and Lloyd Kalstrom; sisters Lorraine Janicula and Catherine Kalstrom; and brothers-in-law Leo Socher and Marvin “Bud” Janicula.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Interment followed at Swedesburg Lutheran Cemetery in rural Waverly.

There was visitation one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.