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Kelly Poole


Kelly Lorence Poole, age 54 of Nevis, Minnesota died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his farm in Hubbard County.

Kelly was born on September 9, 1963 in Minneapolis to Albert and Louise (Tholkes) Poole. He graduated from Nevis High School in 1983. Kelly entered the National Guard in 1983 holding the rank of Sergeant at the time he was discharged in 1995. He was an active member of the Star of the North Marine Corps League Honor Guard assisting as a Color Bearer. He also volunteered as the Color Bearer each year at the Hubbard County Rodeo.

Besides a short time in Idaho, Kelly lived his life in the Nevis, area working several jobs, North Beach Resort, Rice Builders, Truck Driver, R D Offutt Company and Nevis City Council.

Kelly was an active farmer, which included raising goats and assisting his wife with Rhodes Garden Center. He enjoyed hunting and trapping.

Kelly is survived by his wife, Lisabeth (Rhodes) Poole of Nevis; mother, Louise Poole of Nevis; mother-in-law, Annette Rhodes of Nevis; former wife, Sherry Poole of Menahga; children: Daisy Poole of Menahga, Becca Poole of Menahga, Violet Poole (Darin Pickar) of Sebeka, Loren Poole of Park Rapids, Chantelle (Shawn) Rowland of Nevis, Dustin (Jen) Hamm of Bemidji, Will (Brianna) Engels of Pequot Lakes, Jamie (James Hodgin) Engels of Cottage Grove and Shelby Engels of Nevis; grandchildren: Jackie, Tyler, Amelia, Alanna, Isaiah, Lauretta, Jesse, Adalynn, Mat, Emma, Sam, Eli, and Ethan; brother, Scott (Teresa) Poole of Nevis; sisters: Tammie (Eric) Ruther of Park Rapids, and Jodi (Shane) Faerber of Andover.

Funeral services were held August 1, 2018 at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel of Park Rapids.

Arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home, Park Rapids, MN. Friends may share online condolences at

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