Paul Leo Kelm
April 11, 1981 – April 8, 2018
Paul Kelm died as a result from injuries sustained during an accident with his family on Sunday April 8th in Pell City, AL at the age of 36. This was the only casualty of the accident. Paul is survived by his wife Bethany Underwood Kelm of Pell City, AL; his children Hannah, Jacob, Hunter, Ethan and Liam of Pell City, AL; his step children Connor and Logun of Pell City, AL; his father Brian of Grinnell, IA; his sister Jessica of Grinnell, IA; and his brother Jeremy of Fort Worth, TX. and his brother Andrew of Grinnell, IA. He is preceded in death by his mother Gayle and his sister Jennifer. Paul was born on April 11th, 1981 in North Carolina, to parents Brian and Gayle. In July 2014 he moved to Leeds, AL and accepted a position as Processing Engineer for Engineered Plastic Components, where he worked and met his loving wife Bethany. Memorial services were held on Thursday April 12th at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City, AL. An account has been set up at Metro Bank in Pell City, AL for donations. Please use his wife Bethany’s name when writing checks and memo “donation account Paul Kelm”.
- Memorial Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
Paul Leo Kelm
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April 12, 2018
I have known Paul since he was a couple years old. I got close to Paul in his adult life when he took on the responsibility of caring for him grandma and toddler brother while working full time and maintaining the family farm. Paul could be counted on to assist anyone in need. His smile would light up the room and he was always joking with everyone around him.
I know he has been so happy in the last few years to find a great woman to love and have children of his own. He was always there to care for his stepkids like they were his own. I am so glad he had found a happy place and so sad his happiness was cut short.
I hope his family finds comfort in knowing Paul was loved by a lot of people and will be missed.
April 11, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear about Paul's passing!!! But I'm hear to give him the recognition he deserves. Thank you Paul for taking care of Andrew for 5 year's of his life. You and Andrew have always been close so I'm hoping that you will take all the awesome memories with you!!!
April 11, 2018
My thoughts are with you, Brian, and all of Paul's family. I am so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Although I didn't know Paul's family, I am sure that he was the best husband and father.
I knew Paul from a young age. He spent a lot of time with my daughter and me when he was younger, and was always a great kid! He turned out to be a very fine and caring young man, Brian. The last time I saw Paul, he helped me move some furniture from Des Moines to my home in New Sharon. 50 miles one way! But that was Paul, a very kind, helpful person. And very smart!! I am sure that your memories of Paul will help you through all of this, but it is so sad to see such a successful, young man gone in his prime. My love to all.