Richard Carl Kelding
1975 - 2020

Richard Carl Kelding

September 18, 1975-November 11, 2020

Richard Carl Kelding, 45, of Davenport passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Genesis East Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be planned at a time when family and friends can gather safely to share memories and honor his life. Memorials in Richard's honor may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at

He was born September 18, 1975 to Wally and Jean (Puck) Kelding. He graduated in 1994 from Davenport West High School. He held a variety of jobs during his life, but his favorite was working for the Peel family at I-80 restaurants. Richard overcame numerous health challenges throughout his life and he faced adversity with strength and dignity. He loved fishing, stock car racing and spending time with his nephew.

Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Wally and Jean Kelding, Davenport and sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Justine, Paul and Chayton Rogers, New Bloomfield, MO.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Nov. 13, 2020.
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Funeral services provided by:
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Wally and Jean and family, Praying God's strength and peace to you all during this time of Richard's Homegoing. May His strong arms surround you and give you comfort.
Paulette Rehfuss Waech
November 24, 2020
Sending love, strength and prayers to you all.
Julie Kuehl-Salas
November 21, 2020
Jean and Wally, I´m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.
Greg and Tracy Miller
November 17, 2020
Rip Rich .my thoughts are with you and your family.
Jill Coats
November 14, 2020
RIH Rich. So many memories come to my head thinking of the school years we spent in the same school. The laughs.
Heather McGee
November 14, 2020
Toni Kelding
November 14, 2020
Toni Kelding
November 14, 2020
After everything we went thru, he was still an amazing man. All the battles you faced didn't stop you from enjoying life and the things you loved. Even though we divorced we remained friends and I still loved and cared about him. The world won't be the same without you in it. RIP Rich fly high with the angels. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Toni Kelding
November 14, 2020
Jean, so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and now Wally, too. Such a devastating loss. Our sincerest condolences. They will be deeply missed. Prayers for you all at this time. Love you so much.
Charlie and Kathy Kelding Bolling
November 14, 2020
Jean and Wally..I am so sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and may your son rest in peace...God bless
Kathy Williams
November 14, 2020
Wally and Jean, you have my sympathy and my prayers. I think of you often, keep up the strength and courage in this most difficult time.
Nelda Dierickx
November 13, 2020
I will never forget your dimpled face, your kind heart and sharp sense of humor. We had a blast working together at I-80 and growing up together in Walcott. Im glad to know you are on my side in Heaven basking in the glory of, God. Richard isn't apart of our past because of his passing. He now is apart of our future ,because we will see him again in Heaven. Rest well my dear friend, you deserve it. You fought like a champion.
Sarah Mills
November 13, 2020
Jean & Wally, my heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, my friends. "It´s memory´s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart."
Denise Bickford
November 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss! May he RIP
Jane Seibel
November 13, 2020