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February 15, 1934 – Monday, November 15, 2010

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Friday, November 19, 2010
2:00 PM

Visitation Information

Evangeline Gladys Callerstrom, age 76, of Spring Park, Minnesota passed away Monday, November 15, 2010 in Spring Park, Minnesota.

Evangeline Gladys Callerstrom was born February 15, 1934 in Buffalo, Minnesota to the Reverend Carl August and Gladys Florence (Bonstrom) Callerstrom. She grew up in Buffalo Minnesota and as a teenager moved with her family to Newman Grove, Nebraska where she graduated from Newman Grove High School. She then attended Gustavus Adolphus College. Evangeline worked as a Medical Technician and a nurse’s assistant at the Buffalo Medical Clinic for a few years. She then worked at the War Memorial Blood Bank in Minneapolis for forty years. She was active in the Cursillo and Alpha Ministry and also the Clothes Closet, helping homeless people through Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Evangeline enjoyed prayer ministry and being a positive loving support to those in need.

Evangeline is survived by her brother Theodore (Mary) Callerstrom of Minneapolis, with his children; Lisa Callerstrom, Carl Callerstrom, and Melinda (Greg) Koosman all of Minnetonka, and sister Carolyn Danielson of Minneapolis and her children; Jodi (Pete) Jaunich and Todd (Shawntel) Danielson all of Delano. She is also survived by many great nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Carl and Gladys Callerstrom and sister-in-law Pat Callerstrom.

Services will be Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. Visitation will be Friday at the Church from noon until time of services. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Wanda Gilmer

    I will miss Vannie. Vannie was maid-of-honor at my wedding and we worked in Buffalo for some time and had lots of fun together. Love her forever!!

  2. kathie Teslaw

    Lisa and family, so sorry to read of the loss of your Aunt. It is a sad time. Keep the memories alive and know that prayers of condolence are with you.

  3. Jean & JoAnn Swenson

    We are so sorry to hear about Vannie’s passing. We had so many good times with Vannie and Gladys and we always have a smile on our faces when we think about them. We can see Vannie joining Gladys in heaven and flying around with all the angels. Our condolences to Melinda, Lisa, Carl, Carolyn, Jodie and Todd. Vannie was a person we will never forget.

    Love, Jean & JoAnn Swenson

  4. Shirley Van Waes-Berg

    Please extend my sympathy to Vannie’s family. I worked with Vannie and Ted at the Memorial Blood Center. Vannie was always so sweet and kind to everyone. I don’t know how she did it working day after day in the lab with her arthritis. I usually worked the mobile units out in the community. Ted used to register donors on the mobile units. Vannie must surely be at peace without pain in Heaven.

  5. Kay (Anderson) Andrew

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. We grew up together and have kept in touch with our Friends Forever letters through the years. We will dearly miss her. She was full of grace and compassion for others.

  6. Suz Ann Tarvin

    I was a co-worker with Vannie at War Memorial Blood Bank for 35 years. We shared many laughs and good times. She will be missed.

  7. Pamela Stover

    I had the privilege of knowing and working with Vannie for many years at Memorial Blood Center. With cheerful greetings, gentle laughter and a light hearted spirit, Vannie brightened each workday. I remember her for the joy she brought to others and the gracious way she lived her life.

    My most sincere condolences to her family,

    Pam Stover


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