David Jeffrey Kalla, age 64, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
David was born November 27, 1954 to Helen and Nick Kalla of Rice Lake. He was a 1973 graduate of Rice Lake High School. He later received an Associate Degree as an Electronic Technician from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. He married Susan Schultz on April 26, 1974 in Haugen. They were blessed with a daughter, Erin Nicole. The couple later divorced.
David worked for Harvey Demers Construction for many years. He also worked at UBC Lumber in Haugen, Video Monitors and Cray Research in Chippewa Falls and Colorado Springs, CO, and Lampert Yards in Rice Lake. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt with his brothers. He especially enjoyed hunting trips to Wyoming for mule deer and antelope. He also collected model trains and loved showing them to his grandson.
David is survived by his daughter, Erin (Chad) Vogtman of San Clemente, CA, and grandson, Kian Vogtman. He is further survived by his brothers, Loren (Pam) Kalla of Rice Lake and Don (Chris) Kalla of Ladysmith; nieces Julie, Jean, Judy, Jill and Joan, and nephews Christopher and Jason.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Nick, and brothers Jerry and Bryan.