Scott J. "Scooter" Kellen, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the age of 31.
Scott Joseph Kellen was born Sept. 19, 1974, at Le Mars, the son of Lawrence and Doris (Dreckman) Kellen. He was raised in rural Le Mars, attended St. Catherine's - St. Mary's Elementary Schools and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1993. Scott had been employed with Tyson Foods, and Wells' Dairy Inc., and was currently working for Glenn's Copiers, Inc. in Alton.
Scott was a lifelong member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens.
He loved working on cars, spending quality time with his nieces and nephews, taking them to movies and paint balling. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends.
He was survived by his parents, Lawrence and Doris Kellen of Le Mars; nine brothers and sisters, Glenn and Connie Kellen, Al and Becky Kellen, and Sondra and Gary Pageler, all of Le Mars, Julie and George Friedmann of Sac City, Cindy and Al Alioth of Sergeant Bluff, Lisa and Darrell Nelsen of Des Moines, Angie and Chris Beeck of Hinton, Dan Kellen of Omaha, Neb., and Lynn and Jim Clopton of Fairbanks, Alaska; 32 nieces and nephews, Katie, Codie and Kurt Kellen, Krista and Josh Stroud, Jamie, Kari, Jenna, and Schuylar Kellen, Dillon, Kegan, Mack, and Laura Bower, Adrienne Castro, Pat Friedmann, Mike and Kari Friedmann, Jill and Andy Hunziker, and Carl Friedmann, Hannah, Bailey, and Maxwell Alioth, Darrell, Darrick, and Abigail Nelsen, Samantha, Nick, and Ally Beeck, Megan Pageler, and Sydney and Nathan Kellen; six great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela; paternal grandparents Aloysius and Elizabeth Kellen; maternal grandparents: Joseph and Magdalene Dreckman; a niece Jennifer Kellen; and a nephew Eric Kellen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens, with the Rev. Eugene L. Murray presiding. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Catherine's Church in Oyens, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church before the funeral on Thursday.
Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Codie and Kurt Kellen, Patrick, Michael and Carl Friedmann, Darrell III and Darrick Nelsen, Nick Beeck, and Max Alioth.