Joseph Kelley

Joseph Kelley

Joseph A. Kelley, 29, Harris, passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
Joes love for family, friends, co-workers and even strangers was evident by the way he treated all with the utmost respect and compassion. His zest and love for life kept him moving and unable to stay in one place for long. Joe lived life to the fullest, loved with all his heart and had compassion for all. His friends came from all walks of life without being judged or criticized. If all of us could be so humble, wouldnt this world be a better place to live?
Taking his 1984 Ford Mustang out of storage in the spring left him giddy and ready for car runs during the summer. His life was too short but he lived life fast and furious. He will be so, so, missed! God must have a special plan for Joe Joe Bear, JJB, to have taken him so much sooner than we all expected.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kelley; grandmother, Caroline Mach Slotness; uncle, Wayne Freedlund; aunt, Lynn Kelley; great-uncle, Bob Mach.
He is survived by his grandfather, Alvin Mach, grandparents, Joe and Patricia Kelley; mother, Carol Raymond; brothers, Sheldon Lund and Robert Kelley; uncle and aunt, Steve and Janet Freedlund; cousins, Christina Arrell and Dean Billman, and their children Steven Arrell and Quinten Billman; cousin, Amy and Matt Senhotz, and their children Savannah and Adam; cousin, Jake and Hailey Freedlund and their daughter, Ellie; aunt, Julie Mach; cousin, Jennifer Johnson; uncle, Robert Mach; uncle and aunt, Larry and Vickie Freedlund; cousins, Tabatha Pearson and Jenna Freedlund; uncle, Lee Freedlund; uncle and aunt, Jeff and Debbie Freedlund; cousins, Scott, Jeremy, Joshua and Nathan Freedlund; great-aunt, Margie Mach; special part-time parents, Steve and Janet Freedlund; special friends not to be excluded, Justin Swanson, Justin, John and Julie Hammargren, Brian and Tanya Qualley and Kendra Bergeron; special neighbor, Deborah Demmings; along with many others – a list too long to mention but no less important to Joe.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, with visitation one hour prior, at Abundant Life Church, North Branch.
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