Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rick Kelly

Richard Darrel Kelly was born on October 20, 1962 to Warren and Jean (Cassel) Kelly in Albert Lea.  He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1981.  After school Rick worked in the family business as a carpenter.  He also worked in the Twin Cities as a union carpenter for many years.  He was united in marriage to Karla Werner on June 20, 1992 at Salem Lutheran Church.  Rick was a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 64, and very active in the Albert Lea Hockey Association as a coach and team manager for youth hockey. Rick was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and also the Freeborn County Snowmobile Trail Association.  He served as a Captain on the Pelican Breeze, enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycles, and camping on the North Shore.  Rick was a devoted father who especially treasured the time spent with his 3 sons and wife Karla.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Karla; sons Josh, Ben and Lewis all of Albert Lea; father Warren (Jan) Kelly of Austin; brothers Dale (Nancy) Kelly of Clarks Grove and Kevin (Linda) of Colorado; father-in-law and step-mother-in-law Dean and Kay Werner of Albert Lea; sister-in-law Kim (Scott) Heilman of Albert Lea; mother-in-law Eunice Maberry of Albert Lea; special niece Samantha and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Rick was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother Jean; and brother-in-law Edward.
Rick was my youngest cousin. He died yesterday morning at home. I didn't see him often as we got older, other than occasionally bumping into each other around town - just stopping, talking and getting family updates. He was a good, sincere man who took good care of his family. Rick was a soft spoken man who knew how to make things and fix things. Don't smoke.

1 comment:

Johann Rissik said...

My condolences Gunnar.