May 21, 1964 - October 6, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 106 North 7th Avenue in Waite Park for Daryl S. Kalla, age 51, of Waite Park. Daryl passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Tuesday morning, October 6, 2015 at his home. Reverend Mark Innocenti will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Waite Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (TODAY) at the Daniel Funeral Home, 1010 2nd Street North, St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Parish Prayers will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Daryl was born May 21, 1964 in St. Cloud to Sylvester and Dolores (Kutzman) Kalla. He attended McKinley Elementary School in Waite Park, Apollo High School in St. Cloud, and St. Cloud State University. He had been employed as a School Bus Driver, worked at Master Radiator in Waite Park and was now employed by Dolphin.

Daryl enjoyed scouting, camping, and jet skiing. He loved the open road and seeing the country while traveling in his red van. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and in his adulthood was involved with the Order of the Arrow. He spent many hours of volunteering with the scouts and enjoyed cooking for large groups at scouting events. Daryl was very knowledgeable with computers and technology. He had an avid interest in alternative energy sources and enjoyed gardening and freezing produce from his garden. Daryl was a man of many interests, hobbies and talents, some of which he learned from his dad. He was very skillful in home repairs and auto maintenance. After the death of his father, Daryl was very dedicated to the care and well-being of his mother and was doing an excellent job in helping her.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Dolores of Waite Park, sister Bonnie (Kurt Moreland) Kalla of Madison, WI, nieces, Brianna, Sarah and Monica Moreland, nephews, Liam, Logan and Isaac Moreland. Also surviving him are many aunts, uncles, cousins and a large number of very good friends.

Daryl is preceded in death by his father Sylvester (March 18, 2006), grandparents, Stanley and Mary (Pietron) Kutzman in 1963 and John (1974) and Rose (Studniski) Kalla (1985).

We wish to extend our deep gratitude to the Waite Park Police Dept., paramedic support from St. Joseph, the ambulance crew, our friends, neighbors and relatives for all their help and support in those tragic moments at the end, “Thank you all.”