Kelly Fest

Fest, KellyKELLY W. FEST, 49, of Heron Lake passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Springfield Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Father Russell Scepaniak officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery – Heron Lake.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM followed by a Prayer Service and on Wednesday – one hour prior to the service at the Church

KELLY WILLIAM FEST was born on March 18, 1961 in Worthington, Minnesota, the son of William and Marilyn (Hartman) Fest.  He graduated from Heron Lake – Okabena High School in 1979.  While in high school, he organized the band Lyre in which he played guitar and sang.  He and the band played for his Jr. Prom.  He went on to play and run lights for several area bands which allowed him to travel in the Midwest and Canada.  Later he worked as a cook at the Lakeview Nursing Home and other fast food restaurants.  He also helped out on the family farm.  He had lived in Fairmont, Brewster, and Worthington, before settling back in Heron Lake.  Kelly died at the young age of 49 years, 7 months and 27 days.

 Kelly was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he had been baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. He belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters.  Kelly loved doing things in the outdoors, including camping, gardening and landscaping.  He spent time biking with friends, his nieces and nephews and his favorite dog, Millye.  Through the years, he would relax by painting, reading and listening to all types of music.  He enjoyed watching the Twins and Vikings.

 Kelly is survived by his parents, Bill and Marilyn Fest of Heron Lake, 2 brothers, Tom Fest and Mark (Lisa) Fest of Heron Lake and six nieces and nephews, Aaron, Isaac, Abi, Eli, Anna and Lydia.

 Kelly was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, Paul Fest.

 Kelly was a loving and giving son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.  He was friendly to all and greeted them with a cheerful smile. 

 Blessed be his memory.

2 thoughts on “Kelly Fest”

  1. Lisa Schmidt says:

    Kelly….remember when you took pictures of the baby tigers for me? And then we got to play with them? We didnt want to let the baby tigers go, they were so cute and amazing! I never showed you those pictures from that day and Im sorry.

    Remember when you scared the daylights out of me? You were in the tree, down at the dam, watching the huge fire on the lake. I had no idea you were up there in that tree until you started talking to me. You got me good that evening! I told my family about that and they will never let me forget it!

    The dam is such an incredibly peaceful place. I don’t know if I will be able to go there anymore because I know that I will never see you there anymore. It is my favorite place ever since I was a little girl and it just wont be the same anymore.

    wLw is playing it all for you this Saturday and the whole band plus Bob and Renee and so many more people are missing you hardcore.

    Not goodbye, not yet…..


  2. Barb Hecker Young says:

    Kelly, I wish I had had the opportunity to talk to you before June. We used to talk about music and after high school catch up on what we were doing in life. Looking back today, I would have enjoyed another chat and I think you would have had a big smile and a few laughs. Someday, we’ll meet again and enjoy looking back at the memories of Heron Lake. Now I have faith that you have peace with God. I’m glad I knew you, may God bless you, and we’ll meet up again. Barb

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