Donald Curtis Kallenberg, Sr.
March 14, 1931-Oct. 26, 2017
Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary
Donald Curtis Kallenberg Sr. passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born on March 14, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Edwin and Thelma Kallenberg. Don met his wife Jean in their senior year at the University of Iowa in 1952. They were married in 1954, moved to California in 1956 and eventually settled in Pleasanton, CA where they raised their family. Don and Jean lived in Pleasanton for 46 years. In recent years, Don lived in Albuquerque, NM and Portland, OR; which allowed him to be close to family. Don’s wife of 60 years, Jean, preceded him in death 3 1/2 years prior. He is survived by his children; Kathy (Cal) Joyner of Placitas, NM, Cara (Rick) Gielow of Portland, OR and Curt (Vicki) Kallenberg of Manteca, CA. Grandchildren; Chad (Ashlyn) Gielow, Ryan (Gabriela) Joyner, Jordan Gielow, Mark Joyner and Jenna Gielow. Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He truly enjoyed being with his family. Don spent his career in corporate real estate development for Shell Oil, Exxon and Safeway stores. He retired in 1991. During his retirement years he was an avid golfer, enjoyed travel and loved to take long walks and scenic drives. Don left an impact on family and friends as a "True Gentleman" with a warm smile and a kind heart. A private family gathering took place in Portland, OR and a burial service is being planned for next spring at the Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231, or the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090.