Frank Kallio


Frank Kallio, 75, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022, at his home in Roanoke, Va.

Frank was born on September 26, 1946, in Kettle River, Minnesota, to Swan and Mary Kallio. On September 5, 1970, he and Gerrie Noonan were married in Duluth, Minn.

Frank was transferred to Roanoke, Va., in June of 1984 and retired in March of 2012. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Gerrie; son, Dave and wife, Angie, of Roanoke; daughters, Jennie and husband, Keith Rogers, of Sykesville, Md., and Maggie and husband, John Distler, of Severna Park, Md.; and his grandchildren, Emma, Mason, Brady, Grace, Hayley, Chase, Lauren, Jake, and Jimmy. He is also survived by his brother, Delmar Finco of Athens, Ga., and sister, Gerri Jokimaki of Roseville, Minn.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Oakey’s South Chapel. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 419 West, 3865 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cave Spring Rescue Squad, 3206 Valley Forge Ave., Roanoke, VA 24018. Their life saving decision for Frank, gave us many more years together. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service, South Chapel, Roanoke, VA, (540) 989-3131.

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