ALLEN MICHAEL KELLING

allen-kelling-web-photo.jpgAllen Kelling, of Braham, died on Saturday January 10, 2009 as the result of an auto accident. He was 19 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Braham High School. VISITATION will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2008 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham and from 3:15-4:00pm prior to the service at the school. INTERMENT will be in the Grass Lake Mission Cemetery.

Allen M. Kelling, age 19, of Braham, died on January 10, 2009 at North Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a tragic car accident.

Allen was born August 30, 1989 to Scott and Michele Kelling in Cambridge. He was raised and attended school in Braham, graduating in May, 2008. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham. Currently, he was employed as a construction worker. Allen has two brothers, Adam and James, and one sister, Katie, all who are still in school.

Allen liked going hunting and fishing with his uncles. He was very active in wrestling since the age of three. He loved going swimming, riding 4-wheeler and snowmobile with his friends. Allen liked going skiing and driving tractors. If anyone needed help and they called him, he would be right there to help. He was a great older brother to Adam, James and Katie. He enjoyed playing with all his younger cousins. Allen spent a lot of time with his many friends.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Wilfred Johnson, Clarence Bismark, Bud and Marie Fiedler.

Allen is survived by his parents Scott and Michele, brothers Adam, James and sister Katie, all of Braham. He is also survived by grandparents Ken and Joan Fiedler of Braham, Sheila and Bill Japp of Cambridge, Fred Kelling of Braham; great-grandparents Lydia Johnson of Grasston, LaVerne Kelling of Braham, Geraldine Bismark of Cambridge; aunts and uncles Jason Fiedler, Brian and Kaylynn Fiedler, Lisa Gabrielson, Jon and Angela Kelling, Eric and Kari Kelling, Amanda and Joe Pankan and Daniel Kelling; cousins Brandon, Michaela, Isaiah, Brianna, Madeline, Kyle, Timmy, Samuel, Joseph, Anna, Joel, Emma and Johan; many other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Braham High School with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Casket bearers Adam Kelling, Brian Fiedler, Jason Fiedler, Daniel Kelling, Jon Kelling and Eric Kelling. Honoary casket bearers James Kelling, Katie Kelling and Allen’s cousins. Interment at Grass Lake Mission Cemetery.

40 guestbook entries for ALLEN MICHAEL KELLING

  1. Sheela Dodd January 12, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    Sorry to hear about Allen… He was a great person!!! My best wishes and prayers to you all.

  2. Jodie Prachar (Sipes) January 12, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Scottie, Michelle and Kids,
    What to say at a time like this. There are NO words that can be said to take the pain away. You guys are in our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS!!! Hold tight to your FAITH and ALL of the GREAT MEMORIES that you had with Allen. There are many people that are here for you guys that love you and support you. I wish that I could take away your pain. If there is anything that I can do please don’t hesitate to call.
    Take Care God Bless You And We Love You All!
    Chris, Jodie, Ethan and Evan

    When I Come Home To Heaven

    When I come home to heaven

    How joyful it will be!
    For on that day at last
    My risen Lord I’ll see.

    No greater happiness than
    To see Him face to face,
    To see the love in his eyes
    And feel His warm embrace.

    I’ve done nothing to deserve
    That perfect home above
    It was given freely through
    The grace of Jesus’ love.

    Then why should earthly cares
    Weigh down upon me so?
    They’ll be a distant memory
    When home at last I go.

  3. Carol Fiedler Brandt January 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Scott, Michele & family – I am heartsick to hear of Allen’s death. I remember him and all your kids as just the cutest ever. I know he was a fine young man. I’ve been re-visiting memories of Michele and her brothers and sister staying overnight at our house and playing along with my boys and Scott, with you and your family living down the road from us. My Fiedler kids and Kelling kids had a lot of fun when Sheila & I would go for walks and you kids would ride your bikes. What a joy it was when the two of you were married. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Love always, Carol

  4. Brenda Remus January 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time in your lives. May god be with you and keep you strong

    Brenda Remus and Tyler Branville

  5. Mr,Mrs Ralph Meyer Jr. January 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    We the Meyers want to say that we are so sorry for your lost you will be loved forever and ever.
    miss you Allen you are a great kid Miss you lots

    All of the Meyers

  6. Amanda Youker January 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    i didnt know you very much but i did a little but we all miss you allen

  7. Sandi Nelson January 13, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Dear Scott, Michelle, and Family,
    Todd, Tony, Grace, and I want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. Words are hard to come by. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and help you through this difficult time. If you need anything, we are here for you.

  8. Kayla Nelson January 13, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Allen was a great person. He was a friend to many people. He will be missed by everyone. He was a very good friend to me and i think about him alot. To the kelling family, I am sorry for your loss and want you to know we are all here for you. Allen and your family are very dear to all of us.

  9. Matt Gunderson (FORMER CLASSMATE) January 13, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    CLASS OF 2008 Willow River High School

    It seems like it was yesterday when Allen and I along with the rest of the 7th grade boys stepped onto the football field together. Now we have graduated high school and one of our teamates is gone. Allen was a great guy to be around. I was also a wrestler in the 7th grade. We played football together all the way up to 10 grade.

    My prayers are with his family. Allen will always be remembered.

  10. Sharon Servaty January 13, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Your family is in our prayers. God is faithful

    Love,
    Dennis & Sharon Servaty
    Isanti, MN

  11. Jesse & Cathy Steiner January 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Scott & Michelle, thoughts and prayers are with you during this very diffucult time. I remember Allen during the wrestling tournaments we would travel to how he always had that smile on his face and how he was so well liked by eveyone he came in contact with.

  12. Tyler Fuhol January 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    I have never been threw a lot of pain as in emotional distress. Allen was a great person and friend willing to help who ever when ever. We all know Allen for how much of a great kid and friend Allen was. This goes out to the kelling family their is nothing we can do to help besides support you and anyone else in any comfortable way. I am so sorry that this incident has happened to a very great person! Allen you will be missed and loved and memories will be cherished for ever! R.I.P Allen.M.Kelling! You will be missed yourfriend Tyler Fuhol.

  13. JR January 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    I would like to send my condolences to your family. My daughter went to school with Allen.

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

    He is your guardian angel.

  14. Hammond family January 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    Please know that our heartfelt sympathy is extended to your entire family.
    Craig, Renae Ben & Nick

  15. Shannon Hollenkamp-Carlson January 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    Scott, Michelle and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your lost!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Shannon Hollenkamp- Carlson

  16. Mike and Keri Doble January 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Allen,

    We know your in a better place. May God be with your family. My kids enjoyed playing with you at your cousins birthday parties. Your a great person, Keri and I are looking forward to seeing you again some day!

  17. Wiese family January 14, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Allen was a very kind young man. Ty and our family will always remember what a polite and friendly young man he was. Ty enjoyed wrestling with him….. and having him as a friend. He will be missed.
    Love, and Hope to you.

  18. Josh & Vicki Hecht January 14, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    Scott, Michelle, and Family-
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this terribly difficult time.

  19. Candi Lund January 14, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Brent, Chris, Bekah, Laura and I have you in our prayers. I wish I had the words to comfort you. Nothing can take away your pain and grief, just know that your wrestling family is here to support you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Love and prayers, the Lund Family

  20. grandma&grandpa F January 14, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    To our precious Allen,We can’t imagine our life without your sweet smile and and kind heart.but we know we have to go on.we are so thankful we had you for 19 years.thank you for all the special times you shared with us,all our snowmobile trips,tractor pulls,tractor shows,and all the times you just hung out with us.you truely were the joy of our lives.we love you and you will be in our thoughts and prayers forever.
    PS
    I bet you still think it’s funny U threw me ithe snowbank out in yellowstone don’t you?

  21. Lee Lane January 14, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    What a great kid it was a blessing knowing him for the short time I did. Be with God Allen.

  22. Dan, Cathy, Blake, Emilie, Jeremiah,& Luke, Scofield January 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Scott, Michelle, Adam, James, & Katie,
    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you plus all other family members.

    It seems like only yesterday that Allen and Blake were in wrestling together, two little tykes hard at it and Allen taught Blake alot about that sport. Allen always wanted to wrestle Blake because he was new to the sport until Blake grew to be 6ft tall and weighing in at 190lbs then Allen did not want to wrestle him anymore, LOL ..
    It is so hard to imagine what you all are going through. We are so going to miss him and his smiles.
    YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS FOREVER.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL..

  23. DG January 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    There is a memory book set up and sponsored for 1 year for friends and family to write something to Allen or to just reminise about times and memories. Please share your special stories and memories with the family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  24. DG January 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    This is the web address

    http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/AllenKellingmemorial/homepage.aspx

  25. Allyssa and Nick Mattson January 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    We love Allen very much and will keep him in our hearts forever. He was always happy with a smile on his face and that will always be how we’ll remember him. It seems like yesterday Brad, Bobbie, Adam, Allyssa, Nick and Allen were up getting confirmed all cousins together. It is a comfort in our hearts to know he believed and loved Jesus and God. We pray for our whole family. We will never forget. There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears, no more burdens to bear,we’ll see Jesus face to face, but until that day we’ll hold onto you always.

  26. Jackie Godlevsky January 15, 2009 at 12:05 am #

    I was shocked when I found out.
    You guys are in my PRAYER and THOUGHTS.
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    He is a great kid, that I have known during my high school year.
    God bless you, Kelling family.

  27. The Kitchen Staff at Braham High School January 15, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family, there are no words to say that would lighten the loss of Allen, he was a joy to have in school and made us girls laugh alot. He will always be in our hearts and you in our prayers. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    Linda Thelin, Cathy Scofield, Cindy Ledford, and Sussie

  28. Michele Fortune (Taylor) January 15, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Scott & Michelle and Family,
    It has been many years since I have seen the Kelling’s. But when I picked up the paper and read the news. I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing right now.
    Just know My thoughts and prayers are with your family and may Allen Rest In Peace knowing he was LOVED so much by so MANY, and how he touched all their lives.
    Yours Respectfully,

    Michele Fortune (Taylor) and Family

  29. Joyce Shaw January 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    James and family
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Joyce Shaw
    Isanti Middle School

  30. Terri Gerold January 16, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Scott, Michele, Adam, James and Katie,
    We will forever treasure our memories of being part of Braham wrestling with Allen and his family. We so enjoyed watching Allen wrestle over the years. He was a hard worker, a great competitor and a good sport! He was a great team-mate for Mitch from the time they were little kids in the Warriors program to their senior year together. We always got a laugh at tournaments when we saw little Allen carry in the biggest coooler. He had a big appetite, but he always shared with kids who didn’t bring food along. That was Allen . . . always kind-hearted and polite. He also had the biggest fan club with you guys, uncles, grandparents, little cousins and friends cheering him on. What a great and special family Allen was blessed with! Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.
    Patrick, Terri and Mitch Gerold

  31. Ken & Lorelei, Previous Owners Black Dog Archery January 16, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    You may or may not remember us, however, we clearly remember Allen. We were the previous Owners of Black Dog Archery in Braham and Allen visited frequently after school. It was always a pleasure to see him walk through the door. He was one of those honest and caring teens that was always welcome and you ejoyed having around. He will be missed by many and all his friends at Black Dog Archery.

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family in the days to come.

  32. Karen Larson (Dwaine) January 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    To the family of Allen
    I am very sorry about the great tragedy of losing your loved one. May you have precious memories and the joy of the Lord at this time.
    In Christ
    Karen Larson, Centerville, MN

  33. DG January 19, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    There is a memory book set up and sponsored for 1 year for friends and family to write something to Allen or to just reminise about times and memories. Please share your special stories and memories with the family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    This is the web address

    http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/AllenKellingmemorial/homepage.aspx

  34. Cathy Miller (Rizer) January 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    Scott, Michele and family,
    I’m so sorry about your loss. Michele, I read about Allen and couldn’t believe my eyes to see that it was your son. I can’t imagine what you are going through. You are in my prayers.
    Cathy (classmate of Michele-Isle)

  35. Debbie Rich February 18, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you in your time of great loss. Even though I did not know Allen personally, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. May the promise Jesus makes at John 5:28,29 bring you a measure of hope and comfort. He says” Do not be surprised at this: the time is coming when all the dead will hear his voice and come out of their graves.” Jesus promises to bring back your dear one to perfect life where there will be no more death or pain. (Revelation 21:3-5) You are in my prayers.

  36. Christina Mejia February 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    Allen Kelling was an awesome person and i am greatful to have met such an outgoing person…i had so much fun in wrestling with him and in school…i will miss him dearly and i know many other will hes in good hands and out of this mess of a world and i am happy for him…i love you allen always in my prayers forever….R.I.P ALLEN M. KELLING MAY YOURS AND OUR MEMORIES GO ON TIL THE END OF TIME!!!!!
    LOVE and MISS U ALWAYS,
    Christina

  37. LaNor Workman November 8, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    wow, I cant stop thinking of u all these years later… Eddie weeps still to this day… I wish u were here to help wipe away the tears… u left to soon and it is so hard for some to move forward.. I wish u were here to kick eddie in the pants, and tell him its ok…. I miss u allen…..

  38. michele kelling November 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    lanor, what a blessed surprise to see an entry years later, thank you. it is nice to see eddie every now and then time gets away from us and you dont realize it would like to see him more often. and the pain just never goes away it just gets a little more bearable. thanks again and take care. michele

  39. Dan Vosika August 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Allen today I thought of u bro. Lots a good stuff there in those thoughts and the memories Oh the memories. 36 days you’ll b 23. man whered the years go..heres to u, your family , your life.. Love u man. ..Michele Scott boys and Katie, thank you all for some a the fondest of memories n one of the best of friends, allen. I miss u all. God bless

  40. Michele September 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Hey Dan it was nice to see your entry and yes the memories are wonderful to have it keeps us going till we will see each other in heaven take care

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