Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg
Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg, age 83 of Standish, Mich., formerly of Philip, S.D., died October 4, 2010, at Brian's House in Bay City, Mich.
Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg was born on January 14, 1927, at Hilland, S.D., the son of Martin and Talitha Belle (Mason) Kellogg. After graduating high school he served two years in the U.S. Army, in Korea. Upon returning to South Dakota, he ranched with his father. He married Nellie Foley on May 22, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. They moved to Rapid City where he began his 35-year career as a carpenter. Bob joined the Knights of Columbus in Rapid City.
Bob and Nellie moved the family to Iowa, living there for five years, then on to Michigan in 1972. In 1974, he was initiated into the Fourth Degree of Knights of Columbus and became an active member of the Color Corps. Bob retired in 1989.
Bob was a member of Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church and the Father Labory Knights of Columbus. With his wife Nellie, he was an active member of the Northern Bay-Arenac Retired School personnel where they were instrumental in establishing a scholarship fund for students from the area.
Bob enjoyed woodworking his entire life. He and Nellie traveled far and wide across the United States to square dance. They also had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and Ireland. As his last wish, they visited Niagara Falls in August 2010.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nellie; his son, Charles Kellogg of Miami, Fla.; his daughter, Sheila Kellogg of Raleigh, N.C.; and two brothers-in-law, Tom (Ann) Foley of Philip, S.D., and Carl (Mary) Foley of Sacramento, Calif..
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and his two sisters and their husbands, Mildred and Douglas Cattles and Bernice and Louis Peddicord.
A rosary was conducted by the Knights of Columbus at the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel the evening of October 7, 2010. A Color Corps guard was present for the rosary. The Knights presented the family with a challis which will be engraved with his name. The challis will be given to a Catholic priest in Ireland.
The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on October 8, 2010, at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church in Standish, Mich., with Father James Fitzpatrick officiating.
Graveside rites will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach officiating.
Interment with military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #173 of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com