Kelly John Pechumer

Born: Mon., Jan. 11, 1971
Died: Thu., Jul. 3, 2008

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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.

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Sue Meyer
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
my thoughts are with you Bill, Linda, and Amy as once again you have to face the pain and suffering of losing a child/brother. May these thoughts carry the warmth of a hug... as I hold all of you, in my mind.
Rest In Peace....Kelly

Robyn Davis
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
We are so sorry to hear of the tragic accident that took Kelly's life. Our son Blake Davis and Kelly were friends for many years and lived in same house for a number of years as well. We got to know Kelly well and enjoyed his sense of humor and personality. He was a good friend to Blake, who passed away in May of 2004 at 34. God's blessings to your family. We know how difficult it is to lose a son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Robyn and Larry Davis

Dustin Petersen
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
To Kelly's family:

I am terribly sorry for your loss, and was stunned to hear this.

Years ago, as you probably remember, Kelly and I were good friends. Eventually we drifted apart, but would still say "hey" if we ran into each other.

I have good memories of us growing up as friends and neighbors, and again, I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss.

May the Lord comfort your family in your time of loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Winnie Goette
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
To Kelly's family and friends,
I did not know Kelly, but some of the others in this event. May God be with you at this time, all are in my prayers.

Chris LaMore
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
Our deepest sympathy is with you.
May God bring you comfort in the coming days.
Love Joe and Chris

Thorne Crest Family
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
The whole Thorne Crest Community is thinking of you and your family, Linda. Our thoughts are with you and we want you to know how much we love you. We are here for you.

Kelli Dietrich
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
I didn't know Kelly but I did know 3 others in the accident one being Kelly Abrego. Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time.
God Bless,
Kelli

Angie Dolph Rufty
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
I am so sorry for you loss. I wish we could be there, but we are there in our hearts. Linda, I can't even begin to imagine what you are feeling right now. And to Amy, I know you looked up to Kelly. David, I didn't forget you either. I know you loved Kelly like your own. We are all going to miss him, but just remember to look at all the fun times and the kindness he shared with everyone. I love you all so much and again I am deeply sorry for your pain.

Angie Rufty
Krist Rufty
Logan Rufty
Linnea Rufty

Kelly & Sue Callahan
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
Linda and family- We are so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of Kelly and your love for him help you through this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Andrea Samuelson
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
To Kellys family~
I am so sorry for your loss, i knew Kelly when he was over in desert storm, at that time i was in junior hight school and for our history class we needed to choose somebody to be our penpal and Kelly was mine. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and by all of his alamco "buddys". you are in my thaughts and prayers. Andrea

Aunt Pam & Uncle Keith
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
David, Linda & family, we are so very sorry that you have to go thru so much grief again. We would love to be there with you at this time, but, we can't. Please know that our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you at this time. We love all of you dearly. Pam and Keith.

Karen Garbina Adams
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
Linda, Dave, Amy, & family;
My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I heard that Kelly had been in the accident. I still cannot believe that this has happened and your family has to endure this loss; I am so sorry. Kelly and I dated for several years and he will always have a part of my heart. I hope that you know Kelly was a special person that was very kind, giving, generous, fun, humorous, and caring. He was someone that you can be very proud to call your family. I will continue to pray for you all.

Bob and Kathy Brix
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
With our deepest sympathy, may you find peace and comfort to carry you through this time of sadness.
God is there, reach for him.
Love,
Bob and Kathy

John A. Penley
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
What a great kid. Served with his father in the U.S. Navy. I have known Kelly since he was born. He will be very much missed by all his family and friends. He always had a smile on his face. My condolences to his family. Unable to attend his funeral because I am working out of town, but I will be there in spirit.

Tina and Brian Sikkema
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
Kelly you are missed and loved.

Alex Plana
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
To Kelly's family a"

I was saddened to hear of your loss. There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Kelly and I were childhood friends and former wrestling teammates in High School. Unfortunately, since moving out of state after college, Kelly and I did not keep in touch. What I fondly remember about Kelly is his generous nature, courageous attitude, sense of humor and loyalty to friends. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill Pechumer
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
My Son was a caring person who loved to fish, be with friends and laugh.

My Son's body may have passed, but his organ donations made at least 8 people very happy with his organs to give them life.

And Kellys' spirit lives in them. His spirit is life.

As an honor to what my Son did, I will change my drivers license to organ donation for others.
Dad

Jo Ellen Haack
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
My fondest memories of Kelly was when we were kids and our families got together at Aunt Mavis & Uncle Johnny's house I remember how all of us played kick ball, tag and kick the can. We always had a great time - what a great cousin!

Heather DeLosSantos
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at these hard times. My dad Oscar and Uncle Johnny were really good friends with him and he will be missed by all.

Teresa and Steve Vandelier
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are always with you Uncle Bill

Carole Carr
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
Amy and Family - I remember Kelly the best when we were in high school. He was an excellent wrestler and just loved to go 'get em' out on the mat. Kelly was always joking, laughing and had a great heart. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Kelly. God Bless You All.
Damian Cardona and Family
Carole Carr and Family
Keith Salthe and Family

Amy & Rodney Schauer
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
To my wonderful brother always
Reflections of you
I see in me
so deep and caring so loving so free.
Your spirit is so much alive in my heart
of me
You will always be a part
Oh how the time has flown
we were just children
so fast we have grown
always in my thoughts
forever on my mind

You my brother, were one of a kind
So proud of you, I will always be
you are the best part of me
I don't know how without you to live
so many tears for you I shed
you are the song of passion for life
you lived it well .
I wish I was there when you were in need
to help you through.
now I sit here and grieve your loss
as you ended your journey through life's course
I don't know how to let you go
You are more than my brother..
You're my Hero
Always remember how you love lemons and how proud you were of growing fruit trees and fishing.
I love you with all my heart and wished I could hold you and tell you You are the best ever and always will be. I'll never forget you.

Serenity Wolff
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
Linda and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

frankary
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
I am his wife`s father.He was a very nice person.He will be missed

Bob Spain
   Posted Fri July 11, 2008
Dear Linda and Amy; I am so sorry to hear about the events, that led to Kelly's passing. Kelly and I use to work together, and he was a really fun guy to be around. Amy, I know it's been real hard for you also to cope, with the passing of Ed and now Kelly, that really hits me at home. God Bless to your family and if you ever need to talk, call us!!! 256-4344.

Your Friend Bob.

Rochelle Dandrea McCune
   Posted Wed August 13, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Kelly's family and friends. My fondest memories of Kelly were watching him wrestle. He was a fierce competitor as well as a kind and compassionate man.

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