Robert G. “Gene” Kellogg, 82, was born in Grant County on July 15, 1933, to the late Chester and Ida Mae (Tedder) Kellogg. He passed away in Naples, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
Gene was a 1951 Jefferson Township High School graduate. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Feb. 2, 1953, and was honorably discharged Feb. 1, 1957. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. On Dec. 23, 1954, he married Mary Jane Polsley. Mrs. Kellogg survives at their Florida home.
Gene started his working career with Bell Telephone and retired in 1992 from SBC. His career spanned 20 years as a switchman, repairman, lineman and sales representative. Gene and Janie lived in Marion until 1997 when they relocated to Naples, but always kept close ties to Marion.
In Gene’s free time he enjoyed educating himself by reading and was knowledgeable in many subjects. He also enjoyed his computer, fishing and especially studying his Bible. He is remembered as a great storyteller with a great sense of humor. Gene loved his family and was a proud father and grandfather.
Gene was a member of Grace Community Church, the American Legion and Moose Lodge and was a lifetime member of Amvets.
He is also survived by three children, Robert G. “Bob” (Connie) Kellogg Jr. and Cindy J. (David) Hawkins, both of Marion, and Cheryl L. Kellogg of Columbus, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Jasmine Wert, Andrew Kellogg, Heidi Maine, Angela Holt, Brian Osborn, Stacey Hawkins and Matthew Hawkins; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Gene was also preceded in death by two brothers, James W. “Bill” Kellogg and Philip R. Kellogg; and one special sister, Shirley Clasby.
Visitation was held from Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington St., Marion, Indiana. The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Dr. Thomas Mansbarger officiating. Burial with military honors took place at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.
Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan.com.