Jackie Joe Kellems

February 29, 1960 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 61)


Jackie Joe Kellems, 61, of Lucerne, Indiana passed away suddenly at home early Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Jack was born on February 29, 1960.  He was the son of the late Garry Kellems and Marilyn Snyder who survives.

He grew up in the Oakdale neighborhood of Peru, Indiana.  Jack worked at Peru Utilities where he became a journeyman lineman.  He worked for the past 25 years for the Miami-Cass County REMC, from where he planned to retire in February.

Jack married Judy Kellems on August 19, 2006 who survives.

Jack could build, fix, or grow nearly anything.  He was a proud father and grandfather and a neighbor and friend that anyone could count on.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Kellems; his mother, Marilyn Snyder and her husband Jack Snyder; a special aunt, Bonita Fretz; uncles Daniel L. Paul and Terry L. Paul; his sister, Kelly (Kevin) Merryman; step-brothers Tim and Brent Gochenour; sons Joshua (Claire) Kellems and Derek (Katie) Kellems; step-children David (Michele) Cooley and Darla (Shane) Leavell; grandchildren Jasper, Julian, Elijah, Oliver, Everett, and Liliana Kellems; step-grandchildren Alexander and Liam Leavell. Also surviving is Jack's beloved bulldog, Tank.

Preceding him in death were his father, Garry Kellems; his step-brother Rusty Gochenour;  his father and mother-in-law, Bud and Betty Lease; and uncle Charles Verdon Paul.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 12pm - 4pm, and a service will follow at 4pm at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cass County Humane Society or Fulton County Animal Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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October 9, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
October 9, 2021

4:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


Cass County Humane Society
700 Water St,, Logansport IN 46947
Tel: 1-574-516-1526

Fulton County Animal Center
1540 N Wentzel St, Rochester IN 46975
Tel: 1-574-223-7387

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