Kelly died July 3, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Kelly John Pechumer was born on January 11, 1971 to Linda Carpenter and Willard Pechumar in Great Lakes, IL. Kelly graduated from Albert Lea High School where he enjoyed being on the wrestling team, going to the state tournaments twice. Kelly enjoyed fishing, sports, and collecting baseball and football cards. After high school Kelly attended Mankato State University and later entered the U.S. Army. After his discharge Kelly returned to Albert Lea where he worked at Streaters and most recently at ALAMCO.
Kelly is Survived by his parents, Linda Carpenter and her husband David of Alden, and Willard Pechumer of West Virginia; sister, Amy Schauer and her husband Rodney of Glenco; maternal grandmother, Mavis Johnson of Albert Lea; special niece and nephew Tonia Tuttle and Tayler Tuttle.
Kelly was preceded in death by sisters, Dawn Tuttle and Karen Pechumer; paternal grandparents, Willard and Maxine Pechumer and maternal grandfather, Edward Johnson; uncle, Mike Johnson; and cousin, Matt Jenderny.
Kelly was a caring and giving person; he continued that in death through the gift of organ/tissue donation.