Kevin Klewe's end of life expenses

$10,900 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 30 months
Kevin Klewe, born September 1st, 1978, to Harold and Laurie Klewe, died June 7th, 2016.  Kevin is survived by his mother Laurie Klewe, older sisters, Karen Brown, Diane Lyon, Marcella Studebaker, and older brother David Klewe.  Kevin was born with a major disability, spina bifida, which left him in a wheel chair since he was a toddler.  However, Kevin didn't know the word "disability."  Basically healthy from the waist up, he went through life with ambition and eagerness.  After high school, he became a volunteer firefighter with the City of Colusa Fire Department.  When his fire pager would alert of the call to duty, his father would take him to the fire department and Kevin would operate the radios throughout the incident.  For a brief period, he was also a dispatcher for Caltrans.  Kevin was full of life and he could be seen wheeling around town in his wheel chair, waving to what seemed like the entire town as he knew everybody and everybody knew him.

When Kevin was born, his doctors said he wouldn't live past eighteen years.  With the help of the Lord, not only did he live past eighteen years, he beat death twice and lived to be thirty-seven years young and full of life and love.  He was truly blessed, even though he had many trials and tribulations with his health, he kept pulling through, kept smiling and loving life, giving praise to God as he was truly a blessing as much as he was blessed.

Kevin's dad passed when Kevin was only twenty-four years old from cancer.  This left his mother to take care of him, who is also disabled.  Since his father passed, they have been struggling-but surviving, making the best of what they have been provided for.  

My name is Michael and I'm Kevin's brother-in-law.  The picture that you see is when I married his sister, Karen, almost six years ago.  I'm writing this for Karen and the family.  I have been blessed by Kevin's entire family, especially by Kevin as he has always been an example of how to live despite any disability or obstacle life gives you.  We are truly in awe by the amount of outpouring love and support by the community.  Throughout his entire life, he has been a fixture in the community, a true pillar and symbol of courage and fortitude and of love for life.  

Money raised in his honor will go to pay for Kevin's services and for some much needed repairs at his home.  This past winter, he had to put several buckets in his bedroom to catch water that was leaking from the roof during the heavy rains.  Please give in Kevin's memory.  Your support and donations will be truly heartfelt and appreciated, and I know his mother, and family, will be most grateful and thankful, as I am.  Thank-you, and God bless.
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Kevin's Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Colusa City Fire Hall, 750 Market Street in Colusa, CA . The celebration will be from 9:00-11:00 am. Please join in the celebration of his life.
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Chad Hoblit
30 months ago

Our prayers go out to Kevin's family. I remember Kevin as one of God's best examples of kindness, love, and respect. A perfect example of who we are all supposed to be & how we are meant to live our lives. Always focused on our opportunities & the love life presents for us each & every day. Happiness & an appreciation for who we are & what we've been blessed with. That's what I remember, prayers & much love to Kevin's family.

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$10,900 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 30 months
Created June 9, 2016
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$150
Anonymous
23 months ago
RK
$100
Robert E Kessinger
29 months ago

On behalf of the Kessinger and Allen Family, we extend our deepest sympathies. He was a wonderful young man and will be missed

$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
GA

Emily and I are so deeply sadden by the lose of my Uncle Kevin. We will miss your positive attitude and your unforgettable laugh. You will be greatly missed by your family and by the community you loved so dearly. You are now our beautiful angel along with my grandma klewe and Grandpa Harold.

RM
$100
Robin & Dave Myers
30 months ago

Always a smile, always a wave! You will be missed, Kevin!

DS
$100
Devonna Smith
30 months ago

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Devonna and Shirley

Chad Hoblit
30 months ago

Our prayers go out to Kevin's family. I remember Kevin as one of God's best examples of kindness, love, and respect. A perfect example of who we are all supposed to be & how we are meant to live our lives. Always focused on our opportunities & the love life presents for us each & every day. Happiness & an appreciation for who we are & what we've been blessed with. That's what I remember, prayers & much love to Kevin's family.

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