Enoch Nelson “Kelly” Kellogg was born March 28, 1931, in Friend, Nebraska, to Omer Horace Kellogg and Ellen Cedarholm Kellogg. He was the youngest of four children. The family eventually moved to Lincoln, where Kelly met Bette Jo Ann Shepard. They married on Jan. 31, 1953, and produced and directed seven children. Their union lasted 63 years, ending with Bette’s death on May 9, 2016.
Kelly was a pressman by trade, but he was also a musician. He played acoustic guitar, mandolin and steel guitar for various ensembles, but he was most proud of his time with The Midwest Melody Boys, whose members — in addition to Kelly — were Kenny Ratzloff, Duane Trumble, Tex Linderman, Charley Patterson and Bob Miller. The band played during the 1950s on KOLN Radio in Lincoln.
Kelly celebrated his 91st birthday on March 28, 2022. He passed in his home Aug. 23, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Kelly is survived by son Steven Kellogg and his spouse, Merry; daughter Kristi (Kellogg) Green and her spouse, James; son John Kellogg; and daughter Kelli Kellogg; grandchildren, Mindy (Kellogg) Burton and her spouse, Bill; Jacinda Stabler; Daniel Kellogg and his spouse, Erica; Seth Kellogg; Ethan Kellogg; Craig Kellogg; Benjamin Kellogg; and Ian Kellogg; great-grandchildren, Kristen Kellogg; Aubrey Kellogg; Jack Kellogg; Alex Kellogg; Alex James; and Matthew James; and friends too numerous to mention by name. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Penny. He was preceded in death by his wife; sons Micheal Kellogg; Terry Kellogg; and Perry Kellogg; great-granddaughter Brooke Kellogg; sister, Virginia LaVerne (Kellogg) Braun, and her spouse, Laddie; brothers Bert Kellogg and his spouse, Catherine; and Jack Kellogg and his spouse, Flo.
Graveside services will be Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at Yankee Hill Cemetery, 1040 West Pioneers Boulevard, Lincoln with Pastor Kerry O’Bryant officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery prior to services. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.