Hal Kellogg passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, at the age of 80. Hal was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Jamestown, North Dakota, to Russell H. and Ruth J. Kellogg (Lowe). He grew up in Billings, Montana, where he attended Billings Senior High School, and in 1957, he enlisted in the United States Army.
As a young man, his hobbies included fishing, camping and taking in a Billings Mustangs baseball game. Hal began his lifelong career in the oil industry in 1980. His career would take him to LaBarge, in 1988.
He worked as a warehouse manager for both the Shute Creek and the glycol dehydration “Dehy” facilities and was a driven professional with an unmatched work ethic, often earning accolades for managing the best-kept warehouse this side of the Mississippi.
Hal found home in La Barge, quickly falling in love with his career, the landscape and the town’s residents. He was an avid coin collector and thoroughly enjoyed the many friendships he formed at the local watering hole. He loved and was loved by many.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell H. and Ruth J. Kellogg; sister, Barbara R. Korenko; ex-wife Yvonne M. Kellogg; stepdaughters, Shereece “Reece” Heathman and Linette “Netty” Heathman; and son, Jesse E. Kellogg.
Hal is survived by his wife, Charlotte “Kay” K. Kellogg; children, Catherine “Cathy” E. Wiest, Mary A. Kellogg, Karen K. Kellogg and Michael L. Kellogg; stepdaughter Theresa K. “Terri” Fotheringham; and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Family graveside services will be conducted at the Viola Cemetery on Friday, May 22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, socially distancing will be required. A private celebration of life will take place at a date and time to be announced.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer.