Richard A. Kellow
Richard A. Kellow Sr. of West Bend died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the
Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 80 years. He
was born on Dec. 23, 1933, in Easton, Pa., to the late Clarence and
Dorothy (nee Detweiler) Kellow.
After graduating from Wilson High School in Easton, he attended and
later graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He then
served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict,
and also played trombone in the Marine Band in Hawaii.
On Aug. 16, 1958, he was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Garis.
Dick was an active member of the community. He served with the Boy Scout
Council of which he was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, a member
of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, president of the Wisconsin
Parkinson Association, a member of the advisory council at University of
Wisconsin-Washington County, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 152 in
Easton, Pa., and served on the West Bend Police Safety Commission.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Richard “Rick” Jr. (Beth
Kuehl) of Slinger and Ronald (Pamela) of Lewis Center, Ohio; four
grandchildren, Rickey and Gracie Kellow of West Bend and Julia and Elena
Kellow of Lewis Center, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 at noon at Fifth
Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Deaner officiating.
Military honors will follow. Inurnment will be at a later date in
Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and
friends at the church only on Saturday from 11-11:45 a.m., and also
following the services during a reception.
The family has requested memorials to Fifth Avenue United Methodist
Church, the Cedar Community Foundation or the Wisconsin Parkinson
Dick’s family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to
the staff at Cedar Community Hospice and the staff at Countryside in
Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care,
support and compassion for almost 19 years.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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