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Sunday December 5th, 2021
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Robert “Bob” Vincent Kellen

Robert Kellen, age 87, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at his home in Yankton.

Robert (Bob) Kellen, age 87, son of the late Nicholas and Beulah Kellen was born near Woodstock, Minnesota.

He was married to Mary Lou Biren on May 18, 1954. They were blessed with five children. After raising their family for over twenty years in Sibley, Iowa they moved to Yankton, South Dakota on a new business venture.

Bob was an active member of the community. He served on boards for The Center and The Elks. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Bob was also a military veteran. He owned and operated both Kellen & Streit and Yankton Redi Mix with two of his sons. Prior to Mary Lou’s illness they were snowbirds spending winters in Mesa, Arizona for several years. He died at home on November 29, 2021, having struggled with cancer.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou, parents, aunts, uncles, brothers: Donald (Viola) Kellen and Jack Kellen and brothers-in-law: Ted Biren, Bud Biren and Christopher (Helen) Biren.

He will be missed by many including his children: Nancy (Bob) Brody, Menomonie, WI, Diana (Jeff) Uhrich, St. Paul, MN, Tim (Betty) Kellen, Phoenix, AZ, Mike (Holly) Kellen and Tedd (Lynn) Kellen both of Yankton, SD; eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law Cathy Kellen, Sibley, IA, Carolyn (Warren) Bailey and Betty Biren both of Pipestone, MN, Dee Biren, Minneapolis, MN, and Terry Biren, Maple Grove, MN, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was especially fortunate to have the greatest neighbors, Roger and Linda Hora.

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert “Bob” Kellen

Douglas and Nancy Herr Peschong Feb 3 2022 4:32 AM

Sympathies to the Kellen families. May you all know that Bob and Mary Lou are again together.

Karen Van Westen Dec 6 2021 12:59 AM

So sorry for your loss. It was nice spending some time with Uncle Bob last summer. Prayers to all of you.

sheri kellen Dec 5 2021 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert “Bob” Kellen

sheri kellen Dec 5 2021 9:36 PM

Our sympathy to you all. Prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Jane & Mike Lemay Dec 2 2021 8:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert “Bob” Kellen

Cathy kellen Dec 1 2021 10:38 PM

So sorry to hear Bobs passing. Was very blessed to visit with him receintly. Bob was a true friend that will be missed by many. RIP Bob.

Dick Haro Dec 1 2021 7:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Kellen

Heidi Brody Dec 1 2021 5:43 PM

So very sorry for your loss!!
We enjoyed his company so much!!
Peace to the family AND

friends. There were so many!!

Ava tucker Dec 1 2021 10:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Kellen

S. Peggy Nov 30 2021 11:24 PM

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