Sanford "Sam" Kallal

Kane | Monday, November 23 2020 |

Sanford L. "Sam" Kallal, 76, died at 11:06 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020 at his residence with his family at his side.

He was born in Jerseyville, Illinois on July 9, 1944, one of thirteen children born to Francis J. and Alice (Woolsey) Kallal.

Sam attended Holy Ghost Catholic Grade School in Jerseyville and Jersey Community High School. He then entered the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.  It was during that time, while he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia that he met Patricia Pollard, and the two married on April 5, 1965 in Norfolk, Va.

After his honorable discharge, the two returned Jerseyville, where they lived for a year, before moving to Kane, where they would spend their entire married life together raising their family.

Sam was very active in the Kane community, serving on the Kane Village Board and as a volunteer fireman with the Kane Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Kane American Legion, where he thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie through the years playing many a card game.

He was employed as a mechanic at Darr's Garage in Kane for many years, and later began working with the Greene County Sheriff's Department, retiring in 2007 as their correctional custody officer.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Kallal of Kane; their four children and spouses, Sam and Lisa Kallal of Port Ludlow, Wa., Dale and Tracy Kallal of Ave Maria, Fl., Kenny Kallal and Anne Clough of Carrollton, and Vicki Evans of Carrollton; 11 Grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and one due in two weeks; and his brother, James "Jiggs" Kallal of Jerseyville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in-law, Roy Evans on Dec. 13, 2018; four sisters, Sharon Combs, Margaret Gehlhausen, Barbaraa Wintjen, and Alice Marie Madson; seven brothers, Donald Kallal, Gerald Kallal, Charles Kallal, Francis Kallal, Cletus "Pete" Kallal, David Kallal, and Laverne "Eddie" Kallal; and his step father, Kenneth Suhling.

Private visitation and services will be conducted on Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Friends and Family are invited to attend the graveside services at the Kane Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.  Military graveside honors will be provided by the Tri County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be given to the Kane Cemetery or the Kane American Legion in care of Crawford Funeral Home.

Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

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