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Renee Capuiso posted on 8/31/18
Dear Elizabeth and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am and you're in my thoughts and my prayers. I cannot take away your pain, but I can listen if you want to talk anytime. Wishing you and your family strength and peace and may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Love, Renee

Lou Ann Lindsat posted on 8/30/18
What a wonderful unique ma. I am so glad that I knew him. Prayers and love to Martha, Mary and a Elizabeth.

Carolyn Rickard, Retired TRTA Staffer posted on 8/29/18
Dan was one of the sweetest men I ever met. He always had a smile and kind words. I feel so fortunate to have known him. My deepest sympathy to Martha and all family members. You are in my prayers.

Mary Etta Kvapil posted on 8/28/18
I met Dan and Martha through Texas Retired Teacher's Association. Although I did not know him well, I sensed the respect and admiration others had for him. He was s true giant in the Education Field. Dan also had a wonderful sense of humor, I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to know both Dan and Martha. Martha, I know you have such wonderful memories of your years together. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Sandra posted on 8/28/18
Dan was a mentor to me in my first years of teaching. He was a friend as well. I remember him fondly.

Gretchen & Frank Bell posted on 8/28/18
Martha, our thoughts are with you, Elizabeth and Mary at this sad time. We loved and admired Dan and he will be missed. The last time we saw him he seemed happy and that is the way we will remember him. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Bill Black posted on 8/27/18
Dear Martha and family Sarilyn and I are sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I have enjoyed knowing him through Rotary. We are grateful for his teaching Chemistry to children, Paige and Amy at MHS. I will miss seeing him at Rotary!

Vonna Mae Wyrick posted on 8/27/18
Sincere condolences, Martha. We know he's in a better place and out of pain. RIP Dan!

Jeanie Coffey posted on 8/27/18
Dear Martha and family. Dan was a great man and father who had a wonderful, fun life. I am glad I got to see him at the TRTA convention in San Antonio last year. He always had a smile on his face and loved Martha beyond words. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Martha and your family.

Beth Birky posted on 8/27/18
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family. Although, I never met Mr. Kallus, knowing and working with his daughter Mary has been a great experience. I appreciate her friendship and collegiality, I'm sure he was a wonderful man as his daughter has grown to be a wonderful person. I'm sure his absence from this earth will be missed by many but I hope that he will meet my dad in Heaven and have some great educator conversations together. Comfort for us is to know my dad and Mr. Kallus are without pain now.

Lisa Tesh posted on 8/27/18
Dearest Elizabeth and Family, My sincerest condolences for your tremendous loss. Your Daddy's hard work ethic, faith in our Lord and Savior, and love of family live on in you. You are all in my prayers.

Andra Jones Sterzik posted on 8/27/18
Mr Kallus was my high school chemistry teacher many, many years ago. I remember him as a kind but strict teacher who didn’t put up with any silliness in the chemistry lab, which was difficult for Juniors to adhere to! He was slyly funny and a consistent, fair instructor. My condolences for your great loss Mary and family.

Tim Whalen posted on 8/26/18
I taught at Midland High School with Dan and Martha Kallus. Mr. Kallus, I could never call him Dan, was a wonderful teacher. I know this because he, and Mrs. Kallus, taught my wife when she was at MHS. Mr. Kallus had the driest sense of humor and one had to pay attention to catch all of his subtle funnies. My sympathy to the family and I want them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jesse & Barbara Soto posted on 8/26/18
Martha and Family We wish to express our most sincere condolences on the loss of yout loved one. Dan ws such a nice and sweet gentleman. We always looked forward to visiting with him at our annual TRTA conventions. May he Rest In Peace. We pray that our good Lord will bless you and give you strength at this difficult time. Jesse & Barbara Soto

Sue Monroe posted on 8/26/18
Martha Leonard and I were so saddened to hear of Dan’s passing You and the girls are in our prayers Love to you Sue

Roxie Allen posted on 8/26/18
This man, my mentor and my friend, was the first one to believe in me as a chemical educator. I student taught with him in the spring of 1985 at Midland High School. We would sit in his office, just off of the classroom, filled with the smell of pipe tobacco, going over my plans and ideas. When it came time to look for my first job, he went to the administration and said "Hire her even though we don't have an open position." They did and MHS did end up with a position, so I had the privilege of teaching with him for the next two years. The summer after my first full year of teaching, we drove to the University of Texas to attend the first ever "Energy Science Symposium," where we made crude computer probes and worked on programs with floppy disks. I actually learned how to solder! I met giants of chemical education that week, sitting with many of Dan's friends over beers. I credit my love of professional development and networking to the start he gave me. He instilled in me a desire to continue learning and to always believe I could be a better educator. Martha my heart breaks for you and your family. He was a great man who will be sorely missed. He was a giant in chemical education indeed who lived a life in service to others. My students are the beneficiaries of his profound impact on my life. He "lit the spark" in me. I pray that I can impact others the way he did me.