Glenn (Bud) A. Kelley
July 2, 1936-January 22, 2021
Glenn (Bud) A. Kelley passed away January 22, at the age of 84. Bud spent much of the last six years courageously fighting back from several health-related setbacks. He died peacefully in his home of nearly 60 years that he and his wife built and raised their family.
Bud was born in Davenport, IA on July 2, 1936, to John W. Kelley and Anna P. (Broderson, Kelley) Peterson. He proudly served four years in the US Navy aboard the USS Orion, where he learned to weld and began his career as a pipefitter. He returned from the Navy and married his high school sweetheart Mary Lou Baehnk in 1959. He was the proud father of Beth (Paterson) and Laurie (Harrison) and found true joy in his grandchildren and great grandson.
Bud was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25, retiring from the trade after 40 years. He was a charter member of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse, retiring from that in 1997. He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran church, where he cherished all of his "Zion Family" and shared his talents helping to maintain the church property, especially making sure the heat and air were working to keep everyone comfortable.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Dale Peterson, brother Roger Kelley and sister Margaret Dieterich. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou; children; Beth (Eric) Paterson, Blacksburg, VA, Laurie (Mike) Harrison, Bettendorf, IA ; grandchildren Lindsay (Andrew) Williams, Ian Paterson, Katey and Megan Harrison and great-grandson Reid Williams; brother John (Elizabeth) Kelley, and sister Kathleen (Paul) Barnes, IA as well as many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date as COVID allows. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Davenport or Bread for The World.