Marianne Kunkel Callister1926 ~ 2011Marianne Kunkel Callister passed away peacefully on October 8, 2011, surrounded by her family.Born July 22, 1926 into the loving family of Erich and Harriet Kunkel. Married Sterling Callister October 26, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.Marianne enjoyed raising her children and keeping the home clean and organized. She had a passion for sewing, doing handwork, and decorating her home for Christmas. Her beautiful penmanship was displayed in numerous cards and notes she wrote to her family and friends, which she said was "her way of communicating her thoughts to others".She was employed by the Granite School District at Redwood Elementary. Later employed by the Davis School District offices, in the accounting department. She retired in 1987.Marianne was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in numerous callings in the Church throughout her life. She was grateful to have volunteered several years in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She also served as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful LDS Temple with her eternal companion, Sterling, before his passing in February 2002.She was preceded in death by her eternal companion, Sterling; parents; and brother, Raymond Kunkel.Mom is survived by her children: Claudia (Ed) Dollmeyer, Karin (Daryl) Knoch, Scott (Sandy) Callister, Mark (Carrie) Callister, and Wayne (Tracy) Callister; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Walch; brother, Burton Kunkel.Special thanks to her Ward Family, neighbors, and her DUP Camp members. She was so grateful for your many telephone calls, cards, meals, treats, visits, and the transportation provided. We appreciate the kindness and efforts of the staff and volunteers at Life Care of Bountiful, Welcome Home Assisted Living, Lakeview Hospital, and Avalon Care Center.Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at the Bountiful Heights LDS Ward Chapel, 165 South 1000 East, Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Saturday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Dr., Bountiful, UT. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
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