Carl Kellem, 67, dies
Corydon native and community leader Carl W. Kellem, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was an advocate for children and youth, served on the board of directors of Noah’s Ark Children’s Village in Jeffersonville, and was a member of Corydon Rotary and Old Capitol United Methodist Church.
He also served as president of the Indian Creek Trail Association.
Randy West, who served on the board with Kellem, said, ‘He was a very fine leader.
‘He was dedicated to improving the community and willing to give his time. We really want to keep him and his family in our thoughts,’ West said.
Born April 12, 1939, Kellem was the son of the late Ralph Henry and Fern Elizabeth Lang Kellem.
He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned his master’s degree in engineering, and was a retired Naval officer having attained the rank of lieutenant.
He was also a former associate professor at the University of Louisville and developed the electronic security curriculum for The National Crime Prevention Institute.
Kellem was a former employee of IBM World Headquarters, where he was responsible for global corporate security, and was an independent security consultant. He was involved in improving security at the World Trade Center at which time he formed his own security manufacturing company, RAPOR, where he pioneered improvements in airport security in facility access control prior to retiring four years ago.
Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Jarett Gammon; two sons, Jeff Kellem of Mountain View, Calif., and Daniel C. Kellem of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Wayne Kellem of Corydon and Ron Kellem of Clarksville; three sisters, Ruth Leffler of Clarksville, and Nancy York and Susan Simpson, both of Corydon.
Visitation was yesterday and will be today (Wednesday) after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with a private burial. The Rev. Douglas Finney will officiate.
The family suggests memorial gifts to his church or Noah’s Ark Children’s Village.