Eugene Calvin Kellogg
Eugene Calvin Kellogg, 78, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Cottage Grove Place with family at his side. A celebration of Eugene's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at Teahen Funeral Home.
Gene is survived by his wife, Nancy; his four children, Elaine (Stephen) Kolaczkowski of Beverly, Mass., Edward (Lena) Kellogg of Wrightwood, Calif., Pamela Kellogg of Crystal, Minn., and Patrick (Michelle) Kellogg of Heber City, Utah; nine grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce (Don) Baker of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Gene was born on Jan. 14, 1940, in Sioux City, the son of Ernest and Erma (Blangy) Kellogg. He was a 1958 graduate of Heelan High School, Sioux City, and a graduate of Western Iowa Tech Community College and Kirkwood Community College. He married Nancy Lynne O'Connor on Dec. 27, 1962, in Sioux City. After working as a communications operator in the U.S. Navy, Gene was employed in 1963 by Square D as an electrical engineer and worked there until his retirement in 2003. Gene served for many years with the Civil Air Patrol and was a former commander of the Iowa Wing. He also was an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He just had recently been honored by the State of Iowa General Assembly for his nearly 50 years of voluntary services to Iowa in emergency services.
Gene was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed photography, and chronicled the lives of his family, his travels and many community events throughout the years, such as taking aerial pictures of the Cedar Rapids flood in 2008. He continued his passion for radio communications that began in the Navy, and helped to provide communications assistance for many events, including Floatzilla in the Quad Cities.
Memorials may be directed to the Civil Air Patrol. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.