In Memory Of…

The following individuals have passed from this earth, hopefully to their heavenly home based on their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We remember them with gratitude for the times we shared together and for the service and friendship they provided during our time at the home -and when blessed, after Kallman also.

  • Cross in CloudsBea Dahl and John Dahl
  • Andy Beauchamp
  • Fred and Linda Persiko
  • Rev. John Wilson Lockwood
  • Ms. Binnie Bindrum
  • Carl Carlson (Oct 1989)
  • Paul Dietz
  • Nils Oloffson
  • David Suominen
  • Walter Bock
  • Al Brugman
  • Helen Bock
  • Jimmy Reed
  • Don Arbitter
  • Mr. Larsen (Our Carpenter)
  • Chester (In the shoe room)
  • John Smarek
  • Clarence Hill
  • Jack Little
  • Junis Godboalt (aka-Robert Richardson)
  • Carl Sundquist
  • Alex Tenentes (Jan 1, 2018)
  • Jimmy (Pudgy) Tenentes
  • Tula Beauchamp (Nov. 2016)
  • Dimple Beauchamp (June 10, 2017
  • Helen Marco Johnson (May 16, 2008)
  • Charles (Charlie) Olsen
  • Carl Olsen
  • Helen Ross (2019)
  • Mary Ann Bennett (11/23/2019)
  • Helen Brugman (6/1/2020)
  • Robert Farrell (Jan. 2021)
  • Al Dietz (May 6, 2021)


In Memory Of… — 25 Comments

  1. I came across this site while Googling my last name Godboalt.Does anyone have any information or pictures of Junis Godboalt aka Robert Richardson?He was my uncle.

  2. Arnie, under people that have passed away, I see Valerie Trinka. I believe this is a mistake, she is alive and on my facebook as a friend. You should friend her.

    • Tina, the Valerie Trnka on your fb page is her daughter. I was looking for our Valerie, and came across her daughter.

      • Hi Guys. I have been on Facebook with Valerie Trnka. She is the niece of the sweet Valerie who was in Kallman. Her father was Barry Trnka, Valerie’s brother. He was in “The Home” as well. According to his daughter Barry passed away a couple of years ago. May he rest in peace.

  3. Binnie was the g0-to person. It was an honor to be awakened at 6:00 in the morning to go down and set the tables. My job was dusting the corridors but I so wanted to get up early and be in Binnie’s group. My dorm was, I think, the green room.


  5. Hi I am the daughter of Lorraine Heggelund. Below you will find her obituary. Thank you for sharing all of your stories.

    Heggelund Lorraine E. Lorraine E. Bou, of Phillipsport, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005 in Middletown surrounded by her family. She was 59. OBITUARY: The daughter of the late Victor Heggelund & Esther Firland Heggelund, she was born November 28, 1945 in Brooklyn.

    She was dedicated to her children by helping them when they needed her help no matter what the outcome would be. Her family was the most important thing in her life, her husband being the most important because she loved him so their marriage survived 40 years. She lived, loved and sacrificed for her children.

    She is survived by her husband: Ismael Bou Sr. at home; three sons: Ismael Bou Jr., Jason Bou and Francisco Bou; two daughters: Desiree Vadi and Donna Moody; her grandchildren: Dawn, Jay, Tiffany, Irelis, Christian, Kayla, Steven, Tony, Donny, Vanessa, John, Christopher, Christina, Victoria, Kamiah, Erin, Justin, Keona, Susan, Kelsey, Dakota, Naomi, Liliana, Elijah and Noah.

    She was predeceased by a son, John Bou.

  6. My brother and I spent 2-2 1/2 years at Kallman in the early 50’s. I have many good memories of that time and the people I met. I go through this website and find many familiar names. The one that stands out the most is John Wilson Lockwood. As matter of in fact he was a co-officiant at my marriage in 67.

    • rev Lockwood was a great man. I was in the home also in the 1950 – I am Thomas {Tommy} Mather. after leaving Mr lockwood went to the bowery mission and became administrator there, and married, sorry I cannot remember his wife’s name they would visit my mother often, also who was nurse at Kallman in the 1950’s well heres wishing all a Happy New Year 2018. Tom Mather

  7. My name is Ray Hermes, I was at Kallman Home from 1955 – to 1958 with my 2 older brothers James & Patrick. If you were there and remember me please contact me.

  8. Greetings, Kallman people,
    I am Anthony Beauchamp’s son Glenn. It is with great regret, I must inform you, that my aunt Tula Beauchamp passed last year, the week before Thanksgiving. She was a wonderful, cheerful , STRONG, INDEPENDENT, individual, Yet another testament, or example, of the type of person Kallman residents became!….Browsing though these pages. and photographs, i am in awe ALL of the GRET things this population has accomplished. THANK YOU, for contributing to the development of MY family, when they gather together, my Father, Mother, and our relatives reminisce about the GOOD TIMES they enjoyed at Kallman!…..;-)

  9. i apologize, for my not proof-reading my last message, I could not see the content, until i entered…..;-) Greetings, Kallman people,
    I am Anthony Beauchamp’s son Glenn. It is with great regret, I must inform you, that my aunt Tula Beauchamp passed last year, the week before Thanksgiving. She was a wonderful, cheerful, STRONG, INDEPENDENT, individual, Yet another testament, or example, of the type of person Kallman residents became!….Browsing though these pages. As well as, photographs, I am in awe ALL of the GREAT things this population has accomplished. THANK YOU, for contributing to the development of MY family, when they gather together, my Father, Mother, and our relatives reminisce about the GOOD TIMES they enjoyed at Kallman!…..;-)

  10. Pastor Robert M. Nervig
    Nervig, Pastor Robert M. Age 80, died peacefully March 6, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hazel Nervig; and 2 brothers, Edward and Newman. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Nelson of Brookings, SD and 2 brothers, George of Sun City, AZ and Nordahl of Millville, UT. Bob served Our Savior Lutheran Church in Staten Island, NY for 9 years in the 1960s and as Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY for 11 years (’88-’99). He also served as Director of Camp Koinonia outside of New York City for more than 15 years (’72-’88). Earlier in his career he served as President of Augustana Academy in Canton, SD. Throughout his ministry, he was devoted to helping young people in the midst of challenge, having been one of the original founders of Plymouth Christian Youth Center in North Minneapolis and, most recently, serving as the Board Chair of Kinship of Greater Minneapolis. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday, March 10, with visitation starting at 9:30 AM, at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park. Interment 1 PM Saturday, March 12 at Canton Lutheran Cemetery, Canton, SD. Memorials are encouraged to Camp Koinonia, Highland Lake, NY, or Kinship of Greater Mpls. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996


    Dimple Beauchamp

    Longtime Registered Nurse

    Dimple Beauchamp of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on June 10, 2017.
    Dimple is survived by three children, four grandchildren, two devoted nieces, and one nephew.
    Dimple was a Registered Nurse for 50 years, and was a heath care practitioner, at 10 New York City hospitals. She was a devout Christian who attended Grace Bible Church and New Dorp Baptist Church. She was a Sunday Bible School teacher, taught at vacation bible school, and helped with many other church activities. She worked with the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and was also a camp Nurse to be near her children. Dimple always helped everyone, was always smiling, and never complained. She loved traveling to America’s Keswick with her family every summer.

    “My mother was very wise, patient, and kind. I will be learning from her the rest of my life. She was my best friend and there was no one else like her,” said her daughter.

    Visiting hours are at the Hanley Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. Final disposition of remains will be private.
    Hanley Funeral Home
    60 New Dorp Lane
    Staten Island, N.Y. 10306
    (718) 351-1800
    Published in Staten Island Advance on June 11, 2017

  12. Our Mother, Madeline Sigrid Sofia Lindstrom Brittenham was a resident of the Kallman Home from 1933 -1944, when she graduated high school. Despite that fact that this was a home for orphaned children or children whose families weren’t able to take care of them, she always spoke fondly of Kallman and all the opportunities she had there – like singing at Carnegie Hall with the choir and making life-long friends. Mom passed away in June – just shy of her 92nd birthday. Listed below is her obituary.

    Her siblings Doris, Walter and Robert, who also lived at the Kallman Home, preceded her in death.

    Brittenham, Madeline Sigrid Sofia Lindstrom

    Madeline was born on August 15, 1925 in the Bronx, NY to Otto and Tyra Lindstrom and left this world on June 26, 2017, at home, surrounded by family. She was a first generation American, with her parents having immigrated from Sweden and Finland. In addition to her parents, her siblings Mildred, Alfred, George, Arnie, Doris, Bob & Walter & her husband of 49 yrs, Edward, preceded her in death.

    She is survived by her children Steve Brittenham (Heidi), Wes Brittenham (Sally), Robert Brittenham, and Linda Muhlberger (Joe) as well as her grandsons Alex Brittenham, and Andrew and Evan Muhlberger. She is also survived by her sister, Ethel Ferraro, her brother, Eddie Lindstrom and many nieces and nephews.

    Madeline was a devout Yankee fan who had the good fortune to watch DiMaggio play. She was still keeping up with the “new team – without Jeter” and was happy to discuss the box scores and stats on any given day.

    Although she had lived in Albuquerque for over 50 years, she still considered herself a New Yorker. She was a woman of great faith, strength and courage. She was a survivor of more than you know. She was a champion of her children and grandchildren, supported all their adventures and was there with a Band-Aid when they needed it. Despite her declining health, she maintained her positive attitude until the very end.

    Madeline’s family would like to thank Dr. Camilla Tapia, for her care over the years, and the staff of Ambercare Hospice — especially her nurse, Joseph Vigil, and her aid, Yvette Givens. With the assistance of these two individuals, her time on hospice maintained her dignity and provided her family immeasurable assistance.

    Cremation has taken place and there will a celebration of her life on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris St. NE, at 2:00 p.m. Internment will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Madeline, to the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home or to the charity of your choice.

  13. I am Marie Ford and I married Carl Carlson on April 27 1963, we had 5 children and lived in brooklyn until 1970 when we moved to Long Island. Stayed in close contact with Bev and Maureen Werner and Harold Haugland. Carl went to be with the Lord Sept. 26 1989 and I moved upstate NY to Cincinnatus with my youngest daughter and the other girls followed with there familes over the years. My oldest son is in Boston and my 50 yr old son lives on the Island with his wife. I went into Therapeudic foster care to help keep kids out of “HOMES”. from 1990 until2012 when I retired.I have 2 adopted sons 19 and 17 and 3 stepdaughters. Yes I remarried.Never thought I would but God knows best and leads me accordingly. I never knew my father until I was 50 and I got to meet him and enjoy his company and know my half family that my mother and I never knew of. Kallman was good for me and I remember so many of you. You may remember me for my red hair.

    • Dearest Marie,

      I had been searching for you and Carl for many years and now.., here you are. Praise God!!! I’d heard that my good buddy Carl had passed but I had no details. I know we’ll see him again, and fairly soon the way this world is going. Carl was such a special friend at Kallman and I am so sad I lost touch with you guys. I tried often to locate you but no one knew your whereabouts.

      I am living in Tulsa, OK have have been here since ‘65. Long way from Brooklyn Marie. We’ll have much to talk about my friend so my cell number is(918) 645-5253 and Email is: Please email me your contact info. I am very anxious to catch up on your Life since our Kallman days. God bless and Merry Christmas Arnold (Arnie) Dahl.

    • hello Marie

      wow they found you. many moments of great time at kallman. Carl and you were a great couple, I hope God has given you a great mate since you are remarried.

      there are times I remember our days, when we called you “carrot top”.

      I am living in California, been Pastoring a special church for the Deaf here 20 years over all close to fifty six years working for God.

      Joyce and I have 5 of our own children, 9 foster children, about 19 grand children and several great grand children.

      talk more later.. God bless you my friend Marie. Tom and Joyce Mather

      hope you remember?

      • hello Marie I guess you are not a regular on Arnie’s post.

        good to know you are doing well, lost contact with you after speaking to Carl those many days ago. God bless you in 2018 Tom [Tommy].

    • Marie are you ever in this website. I saw your name one time. do not see you any more.

      come on “carrot top” say hi to an old friend.

  14. In trying to notify some of my Mother’s (Madeline Lindstrom Brittenham) Kallman friends of her death this summer, I’ve come across the obituary for Helen Marco Johnson. I thought I’d post this.

    Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home

    Helen Marco Johnson was an uncommon woman.

    Born in Philadelphia in 1924 to Greek immigrants, life was not easy. At the age of seven, her parents divorced, and she was taken in by the Kallman Home for Orphaned Children in Brooklyn, New York, where she stayed until she was 18.

    She was a beautiful, athletic and popular girl and the president of her high school class.

    When she left the orphanage, she married her childhood sweetheart, Thurston Johnson, and raised two sons: Allen and Ray.

    In 1953, the family of four moved to the Tri-Cities, where they set their roots for good.

    She dedicated her life to Jesus in 1955 and never looked back. She was promoted to heaven on May 16, 2008.

    Helen is remembered for her sweetness of spirit. A devout Christian, she was a source of council and comfort to hundreds in need of spiritual guidance.

    She remained to the end a source of light for those in the shadow of despair. She leaves an immeasurable legacy of virtue and wisdom to her family and friends.

    Helen is survived by her husband, Thurston, and her two sons, Allen and Ray. She was blessed by three grandchildren born to Ray and Jan Johnson Shelley, Erin, and Amy-and eight great-grandchildren. Shelley and Dale Ainsworth’s children are Chip, Alexis, and Aneliese; Erin and Chris Parker’s children are Julia-Rae, Joshua, and Joy; Amy and Scott Seguin’s children are Madeline and Finn.

    A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Faith Assembly Christian Center, 1800 Road 72, in Pasco, WA.

    Visitation will be at the church from 10 to 11a.m. There also will be a visitation on Monday, May 19, 2008, from noon. to 8 p.m., and Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, WA.

    The family invites you to sign their online guest book at www.

    Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco is in charge of the arrangements.

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