Vanessa (Van) Kalina was born July 2, 1963 in K.I. Sawyer, Michigan to Richard and Shirley Shogren.
Van left this world suddenly in her home on February 24, 2022, in Valley City, ND where she had recently moved to spend more time with her sons Bryan and Scott with his wife Kelsey Botner and their new baby boy Roman.
Van Graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1981.
Van Married Alan (Sharpo) Kalina on July 19, 1984 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, and re-confirmed their vows at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church. They were blessed with four loving boys Aaron, Bryan, Benjamin and Scott.
Van enjoyed bowling, camping and fishing with her family as well as spending time with friends.
She is proceeded in death by her sons Aaron and Benjamin, her husband Sharpo, both hers and Sharpos parents, and grandparents.
She is survived by her sons Bryan and Scott, daughter-in-law Kelsey Botner, grandson Roman Botner/Kalina; brother-in-law Galen Kalina of Belgrade, MT; and her brother Jon Shogren.
Van has felt a lot of love and loss in her life, she will be in a happier place now.