Carl W. Kellem
Carl W. Kellem, 67, Corydon, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
A native of Corydon, born April 12, 1939, he 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 a master’s degree in engineering, and was a retired Naval Officer having attained the rank of lieutenant.
He was a former associate professor at the University Of Louisville and developed the electronic security curriculum for The National Crime Prevention Institute.
He was a former employee of IBM World Headquarters, where he was responsible for global corporate security, and formed his own business as 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.
He was an advocate (CASA) for children and youth and 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 Indian Creek Trail Association.
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: Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 16, after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with a private burial.
Officiant: The Rev. Douglas Finney.
The family suggests memorial gifts to his church or Noah’s Ark Children’s Village.