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Former ABC member, businessman Kellum dies

Frederick W. Kellum of Depauw, a former member of the Harrison County Alcohol Beverage Commission, businessman and precinct committee member, died last Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at his home. He was 65.
‘Fred will be greatly missed by a lot of people,’ said Larry Shickles, chairman of the Harrison County Republican Central Committee.
In the political arena, Kellum was ‘very instrumental in getting lots of people involved,’ Shickles added, including recruiting Shickles as the county party chair. Wilford (Cousin Willie) Sieg, who died Feb. 2, worked with Kellum in that endeavor.
Kellum was also active with his church, St. Bernard Catholic in Frenchtown, where he was a past picnic chairman and ran bingo for 10 years.
‘Fred always thought about others, especially future generations, and how to make things better for others,’ Shickles said.
A native of Leavenworth, born July 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Ivan R. and Lucy F. Pfeiffer Kellum.
He owned and operated Kellum Imprints near Depauw since 1991, was a member of the Harrison County Alcohol Beverage Commission, and served on the North Spencer Township Republican Precinct Committee. He was an Army peacetime veteran, and a member of Milltown American Legion Post 332, where he was a past commander, Milltown Sons of the American Legion Squadron 332, Milltown 40 & 8, Georgetown Masonic Lodge 480, and Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Evansville Valley.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann J. Nolot, on Aug. 20, 2004.
Survivors include a son, Joe Kellum of Depauw; three daughters, Annissa Reas and Lynn Whittaker, both of Depauw, and Dr. Lisa Clunie of New Salisbury; a brother, Don Kellum of New Salisbury; two sisters, Loretta Kays of Georgetown and Donna Weber of Corydon; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Masonic rites were Thursday by Georgetown Masonic Lodge 480, and a rosary was prayed Friday at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
The funeral was Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Frenchtown with burial in the church cemetery. Father John Fink officiated. Michelle Whittaker was organist, and the church choir sang.
Military rites were performed at the grave site by Milltown American Legion Post 332.
Pallbearers were Steve Jacobs, Todd and Joe Kellum, Jeff Clunie, Glenn Reas and Trevor Whittaker. Honorary pallbearers were Cleve Whittaker, Joey Clunie, Sean Smith, Philip Clunie and Michael Kidwell.