Morten Kellog, 75, father of Preston resident
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:49 AM
Morten Winfred Kellogg, 75, of Taopi, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus, Rochester.
He was born July 13, 1938, at Forest City, Iowa, the son of Charles Robert and Agnes (Mortenson) Kellogg. He spent his early years in the Crystal Lake area.
In 1944, the Kellogg family moved to Clayton Township where he lived his entire life. He attended country school at the District #74 School and he graduated from the Adams High School. He attended the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus for agriculture.
He was married to Marlene Wierson on June 22, 1956, at LeRoy. They made their home in the Taopi area where they raised their four children, Cindy, Randy, Becky and Scott.
His life passion was farming. He farmed for many years with his dad, his brother, Jim and his son, Randy. In 1986, he began selling machinery for Osmundson Brothers in Adams.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He served as a Cub Scout leader in the 1980s when his son, Scott was in Cub Scouts.
He was a lifetime member of the Marshall Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He also served in the Clayton Township Board until retiring in 2012 after 30 years.
In 1995, he suffered a stroke, but that did not slow him down. He used his golf cart to get around and loved to travel. He continued to work in his gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Kellogg of Taopi; daughters, Cynthia (Gayle) Krull of Gladbrook, Iowa and Rebecca Kellogg (Jim Junge) of Preston; son, Scott Kellogg of Taopi; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Brenda) Kellogg of Taopi; brothers-in-law, Gerald Meier of Adams and Jerry (Margaret) Wierson of Ostrander; sisters-in-law, Norma Stevens and Helen Swenson, both of LeRoy; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Kellogg; sisters, Marjie Meier and Karen Kellogg and grandson, Bobby Krull.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Marshall Lutheran Cemetery.