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Kell Gammeltoft

Knoxville - Kell Anders Gammeltoft, age 21 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away at UT Medical Center on June 8, 2019, surrounded by family and a huge group of friends who had traveled from all over the country and abroad to be with him and wreak havoc in the ICU. He was a remarkable son to his parents, Dr. Karsten and Lisa Gammeltoft and a wonderful friend and teammate to his big brother, Kasper Gammeltoft. Kell is also survived by his grandmothers, Mary Ann Groth (Peter) and Olga Gammeltoft, his uncles, James Wolff (Viktoriya), Joseph Wolff (Silvia), Henning, Lars and Jens Gammeltoft, honorary aunt, Lauren Brown, cousins Tobias, Ida, Randi, Cristina, Nikolas, August and Madelyn, and his beloved Riley. Kell is also survived by a group of the most wonderful friends anyone could ever have. Kell attended Webb School where he ran cross country, wrestled, played on the state champion soccer team and was voted "worst case of senioritis." After graduation, he attended the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship before deciding that he preferred the University of Tennessee. Kell was both a renaissance man and a dilettante. He was a voracious consumer of information about history, philosophy, politics, science and technology who loved to argue and debate. He could repair almost anything, which was fortunate given some of his other hobbies. He was a terrific cook and he loved to organize a good party. A celebration of Kell's life will be held at The Showroom at Five Points, 1529 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00p.m to 9:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, The Development Office, P. O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273)

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13, 2019.
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June 19, 2019

Our deepest sympathies, and many prayers for your family. I remember Kell as a bouncing 2 year old and I always knew he was going to be a lively fun guy when he grew up. He could run really fast too so I'm sure soccer suited him perfectly. It's so sad to see this bright light grow dim. My heart goes out to you.
Beth Cooper-Libby
June 18, 2019
Lisa .. so very sorry for your loss. Ann Bynum
June 17, 2019
This message is so hard to write... To put this loss into words is virtually impossible. Thank you for sharing Kell's beautiful life with us. We will hold these times in our hearts. I'm so grateful for our last evening with y'all and remember the many dinners, games, dancing, etc., with Kell's big smile always shining through. His spirit was so beautiful.

I pray for comfort and peace for all of us who feel this indescribable loss, but especially Kasper, Lisa and Karsten.... I am sure your family can feel the steadfast love Joe and I have for you. You are and will remain in our prayers. All my love, Jeannine
Jeannine Ball
June 16, 2019
To My Dear Daughter Lisa, Son-in-Law Karsten and Grandson Kasper,

There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart that I feel for you. My heart is broken . I loved Kell so much as did Grandpa Pete. I always wondered what he was thinking with that special " Kell Look " I am so thankful for all the pictures I have of him through the years to remind me of all the good times. He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers everyday for the rest of my life. Kell I love you, Grandma
June 15, 2019
Lisa, Karsten, and Kasper,

We are sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken over the loss of our wonderful nephew and cousin Kell. We love all of you. Kell was such a beautiful, intelligent, and caring person. We will never forget him.

Joe, Silvia, and Nikolas
Joe Wolff
June 15, 2019
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Gammeltoft Family.

During the Sequoyah Elementary days, everyone could always count on Kell to light up the room with his big smile. He always shared such a giving and joyful spirit. We wish you strength and comfort in the coming days.

Our Condolences,
Angie, Rich, A.J. & Grant Tierney
June 15, 2019
Dr and Mrs Gammeltoft and Kasper I write to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your son, Kell. I just heard. May he rest in peace on his next journey.
K. C. Callahan-Aves
June 14, 2019
Our deepest sympathies, and many prayers for your family.

The Wallace family
Donna Wallace
June 13, 2019
Lisa, Karsten and Kasper

Like I am sure many were, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kell's passing today. Kell and your family were a wonderful part of my son Paul's elementary school years when our lives interected most frequently. I fondly remember the gangs of trick or treaters on Halloween and the gatherings at your home afterwards, the sleepovers, and the time Paul and Kell spent playing together. I can see Kell's smiling face when he arrived at our home on his bike during the summer break. My heart breaks for you and your family at this awful loss and I am so sorry. May God's Peace provide you all comfort. All the best, David Eldridge
June 13, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you in this time of sadness.
(2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)
June 12, 2019
Lisa, Karsten and Kasper,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies are with you. My fondest memories of Kell are watching him play soccer. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Amy Keenum
June 12, 2019
My Condolences goes to the family and friends of Kell Gammeltoft. May the God who gives Comfort be with the family that's saddened at this time.

June 12, 2019
Kell is a part of us and will be with us forever. Rest in peace, dear Kell. Love, your Danish family, Olga, Ida, August, Lars, Tobias, Henning, Randi, Christina and Jens.
Jens Gammeltoft
June 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
May God S promise in John 6:40 bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
June 12, 2019
Sincere condolences to the family at this very sad time.
May God's word found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and give you strength, peace and hope in the days ahead.
June 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so very, very sorry.
Edy Cerone
June 11, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your dear one.
Please take comfort from your fond memories and the
promise found at Isaiah 33:25.
L Rae
June 11, 2019
My wife Jeannine and I loved Kell from the day he was born, as if he were our own. Kell was an amazing and remarkably intelligent young man, with a loving soul. He brightend our days and brought joy to our lives, especially when we were together with him and his family. Our hearts are deeply saddened by this loss of Kell, as are all who knew him and loved him. Kell will forever be in our hearts and souls. This photo of Kell is a beautiful reflection of this uniquely handsome young man. May Lisa, Karsten, Kasper. and all of Kell's family and loved ones find peace as we all celebrate the life of this exceptional young man.
Joe Ball
June 11, 2019
I cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss Dr. Gammeltoft. You have compassionately cared for my son since he was critically ill with bacterial meningitis at 7 months old. My heart is breaking for you and your family.
Ellen Armstrong
June 11, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Dr. Gammeltoft. I am praying for you and your family during the unimaginable time. What a wonderful young man. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dixie Cooper
June 11, 2019
Lisa and Karsten, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Hertwig
June 11, 2019
Traveling to Knoxville with Kell for an Alabama away game freshman year of college is a memory I will cherish. He was an incredibly welcoming friend and lived life to the fullest. He will be missed.
Andy Duggan
June 11, 2019
Dr. Gammeltoft, Lisa, and Kasper,

I know there are no words that can make you feel better, but I am so very sorry for what has happened to your sweet family. Nothing can ever prepare a parent or big brother for this.

I remember the days that both of your sweet boys were born. Our office staff would wait with anticipation to see what you would name them. Both times you said that you and Lisa wanted to get to know them and see what name they looked like. So after a couple of weeks, you would come in and announce their names to us. One looked like a Kasper and one looked like a Kell. I always loved hearing stories about them as they grew up.

His obituary is lovely and I'm sure it perfectly describes the wonderful person of Kell Gammeltoft. He obviously was loved by many and had a real zest for life.

Love you all,
Karen Haun
Karen Haun
June 11, 2019
Our prayers are with you and your family during this emotional time. We are deeply sorry for this loss to your family.
Pete & Inge Studer
June 11, 2019
Oh Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Janet Baugh
Janet Baugh
June 11, 2019
Oh Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family.
Janet Baugh
June 10, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dr. Gammeltoft has been the Doctor to all 3 of my children. He is a very caring and compassionate person. It breaks my heart to hear about his son's passing.
Vickie Fisher
June 10, 2019
Prayers to the Gammeltoft family from The Maples.
Chris Maples
June 10, 2019
I will always remember Kell as a bright, fun-loving, Second Grader. He had a zest for life and an infectious grin that I appreciated daily. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy Dodson
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