In Memory of Dave Kelander

David (Keffa) Carl Kelander, 52, of Orem UT, unexpectedly passed away the morning of Friday July 31st, 2020. He was born on August 8th, 1967 to Arvid and Rae Kelander of Orem, UT.

David enjoyed the outdoors, four wheeling, hunting, fishing, shooting, and steaks on the grill, but more than anything he loved his dog, Shadow.

David worked for the City fu Orem for over 30 years, retiring July 3rd, 2020.

Our hearts are broken with his passing. He will be deeply missed and we look forward to being reunited with him.

He was preceded in death by both parents and one nephew, Jeremy.  He is survived by his dog Shadow,  2 Brothers and 3 Sisters. Susan Kelander, Orem, (Mark) and DeAnna Kelander, Payson, Janet Harding, Pleasant Grove, (Jeneal) and Gayle Charlesworth, Santaquin, Ryan Kelander, Orem, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

David’s family would like to thank Jeff Turner and family, Charlie Tanner, Melissa and Sierra Bennett, Jared Perez, Jeneal and Lilly Charlesworth and many of his neighbors for checking in on him.

A viewing will be held Saturday August 8, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 Sundberg -Olpin Mortuary 495 S.State Street Orem, Utah. Following the viewing, Dedication of the grave will be held at the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East at 11:30 a.m. Following the Dedication of the grave we will have a birthday party for David at the Windsor Park Pavilion. (all his friends and family are invited.) 200 West 1270 North Orem, UT.

It’s with great sadness that I share this news. Our Public Works colleague and friend, Dave Kelander, passed away in his sleep on Friday, July 31. Dave had a hip replacement surgery last Tuesday, and he was looking forward to being free of pain in his leg that he had experienced for many years. Dave officially retired from the City of Orem on July 3, 2020 after 30 years of dedicated fulltime service. He worked in the Streets Section for his entire career and for the past several years he worked as a Storm Water Crew Leader. If you knew Dave, you knew a kind man who was always willing to help others in need. He will be sorely missed by his Public Works family. We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the Kelander family. Additional funeral details will be made shortly if you would like to attend and if circumstances allow. Until we meet again, Dave.


Chris Tschirki

Public Works Director