40-year old Mitch Kelchen of Bellevue died last Saturday morning when the SUV he was riding in was hit head-on by a mini-van in Jackson County.
Kelchen’s wife, Tina, who was driving, was injured and airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The driver of the mini-van, 60-year old Marjorie Hendrickson of Bellevue, was also injured and airlifted to the hospital.
Kelchen joined the Anamosa Police Department last year, and had served with the Dyersville Police Department for several years before that. He was a 1994 Western Dubuque graduate.
Funeral Mass for Kelchen will be held Saturday at 10:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue. A memorial fund is being established in his name.
(photo courtesy of Anamosa Police/Journal-Eureka)