James Patrick “J.P.” Kellogg, Sr. – Strawberry Point

James Patrick “J.P.” Kellogg, Sr., 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  He was born on January 23, 1929, in Strawberry Point, the sixth of twelve children born to Jack and Daisy (Farmer) Kellogg.  J.P. graduated from Central Elkader High School in 1947.  After high school, he served honorably in the US Army.

On September 15, 1951, J.P. was united in marriage to Patricia Resor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader.  Five children were born to this union.  J.P. was a lifelong resident of Clayton County.  He worked as a television sales and service man for many years.  Later in life, he worked at the Elkader Golf Course.

J.P. was a 60 + year member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 61 years. J.P. was inducted as a 4th Degree member and served as a past Grand Knight of the K of C.  He was also a longtime member of the Strawberry Point American Legion.

J.P. enjoyed playing golf, reading, and gardening.  His family was very important to him and he cherished spending time with them.

Survivors include, his wife of 67 years, Patricia Kellogg of Strawberry Point; his five children, James P. (Dr. Lori Woeste) Kellogg, Jr. of Hudson, Illinois, Joyce Rhines of Strawberry Point, MaryKay (Carl) Strong of Galena, Illinois, Nancy (Jerry) Robinson of Strawberry Point, and Susie (Tom) Norberg of Strawberry Point; 10 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rayma McLane of Cedar Rapids and Bonnie Putzier of Northwood, Minnesota; and one brother, Harold Kellogg of Lisle, Illinois.

J.P. was preceded in death by his parents; and eight siblings.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following: Strawberry Point Ambulance / Fire Department, St. Croix Hospice, or Backbone Golf and Country Club, Strawberry Point, Iowa.

Our family wishes to thank and extend our sincere gratitude, to the staffs of Strawberry Point Memory Care and St. Croix Hospice, for their compassionate care of our dad.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.

Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, with Rev. John Haugen officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point.  There will be no visitation at the church prior to the service.

Interment with Military Rites:  St. Mary Catholic Cemetery  –  Strawberry Point, Iowa