- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 7, 1966
- Date of passing: Feb 8, 2016
|Let the memory of Kelly be with us forever|
Kelly Ouderkirk, loving husband, father, friend, mentor, and proud veteran passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, from a sudden heart attack at the age of 49. Kelly was always quick with a friendly smile, generous to a fault, and loyal to the end of the earth. Perhaps his most defining characteristic was the way he always looked for opportunities to take care of those around him. He was a fearsome competitor and the strongest of leaders. His 3rd ACR Bradley scout platoon was one of the first units to enter the Gulf War in 1991. He was awarded the Bronze Start with V device (for valor) for his actions in combat.
Kelly was a beautiful man; the strongest of leaders and an even better friend. If you knew him, you know that he absolutely lit up when talking about his family. This is an opportunity to share the love and respect we feel for Kelly and pay it forward to his beloved children. His daughters are bright, energetic and filled with that inimitable Ouderkirk enthusiasm. There is little doubt they will be like their father in the way they spread cheer, and bring leadership, intelligence and wit to all they do.
This site is set up as a way to honor Kelly, and to keep his memory alive for his two young daughters, Keira & Kailyn. Please use this site to share your memories of Kelly in words, pictures, or videos. Kelly is gone, but never forgotten, and he will be forever missed.
"So sorry to hear of your loss, Kelly was my next door neighbor in New Hampton, we lived next door to the Ouderkirks for 6 years. Kelly's birthday is exactly one month before mine In the same year. I just happened to run across this tonight on Facebook. He was taken too young. Very sorry for your loss."
"I had the pleasure and great honor to work side by side with Kelly during my time at IBM. My contribution to the long list of words describing the man would be talented, driven, loyal, and respected. Thoughts and prayers from the O'Neill's go out to the Ouderkirk family during this incredibly difficult time. You do not walk alone."
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