Christian 08

Ted W. Kallman

February 28, 1952 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 67)


Kallman, Ted W.                                                                                                                                                    Dexter, MI (Formerly of Grand Rapids and Lansing)

His Legacy… Ted Kallman, age 67, passed away December 25, 2019 at his home.  He was born on February 28, 1952 in West Groton, MA to James Theodore and Mildred (Banker) Kallman. Ted married the love of his life, Claudia Sherwood, on July 28, 1974, in Jackson, MI.   He will be remembered as loving and faith-filled husband, father and grandfather.  Ted was blessed with an energizing and contagious faith. He was devoted to teaching others the good news of Jesus Christ and sharing the power of listening prayer.  He encouraged others to “Listen with the intent to obey. Move past your wall of discomfort, because that is where the blessing lives; it’s on the other side of obedience.”  He lived this truth until his last breath.

Ted served as CEO of Tiba-USA.  An expert in Agile and Flow Management; his books, trainings and consulting are used by individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performance.   Ted was a member of Dexter United Methodist Church, served on the Board of Global Bible Initiative, served Lead the “W”, a ministry of Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming from 2002-2013.  He was a 1974 graduate of Spring Arbor University and 1976 Michigan State University.

 His Family… Ted will be missed by his wife, Claudia; his children; James (Jaymi) Kallman, Ben Kallman, Isaiah (Chelsea) Kallman, Etta (Archie) Woods.   Siblings; Mary (Doug) Parviainen, David (Beth) Kallman, Daniel (Amy) Kallman & Andrew (Gunilla) Kallman; grandchildren, Wesley, Liam, Kingston, Zachary, Orion, MyCelia, Jasper, and Seattle Kallman and Azariah, Verity, Beren, and Arkeo Woods and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Stevie and sister-in-law, Deborah Kallman.

His Farewell… Ted’s family and friends will gather from 3-6 PM on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Dexter United Methodist Church. His Community Farewell will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 30, 2019 at Dexter United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Snyder and Rev. Dr. Matthew Hook serving as celebrants. Memorial contributions are suggested to Global Bible Initiative, Salvation Army or Pregnancy Crisis Center of Grand Rapids.  Please leave a message of comfort for Ted’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Community Gathering
December 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dexter United Methodist Church
7643 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI 48130

Funeral Service
December 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Dexter United Methodist Church
7643 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI 48130