Dale G. “Flapps” Kellum, 70, of North Platte, went home June 25, 2011, after a short illness, at the Omaha Medical Center in Omaha. He was born October 31, 1940 to Fred and Genevieve (Lambertus) Kellum at Spencer, IA. He graduated from in Spencer High School in 1960. On September 4, 1960 he was united in marriage to Margaret Coleman also at Spencer, IA. They lived in Omaha until 1969, moving to North Platte. Dale was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman for over 36 years, retiring on January 3, 2003. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing trips to Canada and traveling. Dale was a charter member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of North Platte; two daughters, Dawn (Kelvin) Bayne of Kearney, NE and Glenda (James) Agnitsch of Omaha, NE; one son, Robert (Wynnae) Kellum of Dunbar, NE; four sisters, Virginia Grenlund, Jeanette (Gale) Utley, Joyce Sweet and Lois (Bob) Perkins all of Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Adam ( Riley) Bayne, Brent (Tessa) Bayne, Chad (Tess) Bayne, Dane (fiancé Randi O''Connor) Carlini, Brianna Carlini, Preston Kellum, Dexter Kellum and Sharnae Kellum; great grandchildren, Ava, Kaden, Coltin, Deacon and Maryn; an aunt, Tootie Elgersma of California; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Verna Carlini, granddaughter, Sitarah Carlini; niece and nephew, Natalia and David Perkins and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Coleman.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Memorials are suggested to Donor''s choice. A celebration of life was Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Burial at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens near North Platte. .