Kelly James Glaubensklee

2002 ~ 2021

Viewing:

June 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT 84092
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  • Service:

    June 12, 2021
    10:30 AM
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  • Kelly James Glaubensklee, “Big G”, our “Kelly Boy”, died tragically early Sunday morning as a result of a senseless crime. Kelly,19, was born on February 10, 2002, to James and Katie Glaubensklee. He worked as a licensed electrical apprentice for DC Electric. He was a Jordan High Beet Digger through and through, and a 2020 graduate where he wrestled, played football, and made lifelong friends.

    Kelly loved snowboarding, wakeboarding, football, basketball, golfing, and music. When Kelly would get ready for Friday night, he was down for anything, he would always go with the flow. Kelly was fearless and well-known for his big heart, contagious smile, and beautiful red hair. He lived everyday like it was his last. Kelly was our beautiful boy, a total stud, and the life of the party. Kelly lived his life to the fullest surrounded by his family and friends. He had friends from grade school that lasted a lifetime. Kelly was the most genuine person that made his friends feel like he was “their person”. Kelly was very close with his family, so close that he was his sister’s “bridesman” at her wedding, and he was best friends with his siblings and parents.

    During his senior year, Kelly received the “Big Time Player” award from his football team (family). His friends and family loved watching Kelly play football since the day he started in little league. His sisters were his biggest fans. His talent was recognized early on by coaches and teammates. Kelly played quarterback prior to high school and helped take his team to two consecutive undefeated championship seasons.

    Kelly may have looked intimidating at first encounter with his muscular stature but once he smiled, you saw how soft and loving he was.

    Kelly is survived by his parents Katie and James, siblings Olivia, Stella (spouse-Tyler Mason), and Trever; his dog, Biggie, Charlie (dog), and his queen of a cat, Hazel. Also survived by his grandmothers: Merrilyn Johnson and Marlene Hall, loving aunts and uncles, close cousins, and extended family. Kelly had a very close-knit group of friends as well as countless friends and seemed to be known by everyone. Kelly was preceded in death by his grandfathers Jim Glaubensklee and Ronald Johnson.

    The family would like to thank all of their friends and family for the support and love exhibited throughout this hard time. We would also like to thank the South Jordan Police and medical staff for their hard work and compassion.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm and on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:00am prior to the services. If you would like to watch the services virtually or share a favorite memory of Kelly for his family, please visit larkincares.com.


    Guestbook/Condolences

    So sorry for your loss of your son Kelly. Kelly will be with you always, that's just the family you our so loving and caring and so close to each other. Plus all the sons Kelly added to your family. You will always have a part of Kelly in the love you have gained in all the friends he brought home to join you and the love you guys give to them, and they love you so much in return. I know we our so blessed knowing all of you. Love always Richard and Sondra Garcia

    - Sondra Garcia
    TO THE FAMILY. MY GRAND DAUGHTER, RAYZELLE WAS A REALLY CLOSE FRIEND OF KELLY'S. SHE WAS REALLY CLOSE WITH KELLY. THEY CAME TO MY HOME AND WE HAD A REALLY GREAT CONVERSATION. RAYZELL WAS AT MY HOME WHEN SHE HEARD THE NEWS. SHE WAS DEVASTATED AND IN DISSBELIEF.. SHE RODE TO SLC WITH KELLY'S GRAND MOTHER. I HAVE BEEN WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART SINCE. MY FAMILY WILL FOREVER BE SADENDED. KELLY WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. WE SEND KIND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO KELLY'S FAMILY PHIL DEBS AND FAMILY.

    - Philip W. Debs
    Watched Kelly's funeral services on zoom meeting (so did many others.) It was an exceptional funeral. Katie and James, your tributes were so thought felt and loving. What a touching funeral. I loved it when his friend Gavin, said he was a fearless soul and that he had no idea Kelly had touched so many hearts! The stocking caps his friends had made with "KG" on it for Kelly Glaubensklee were cool. You did so many "fun" things as a family. What great memories. Kelly's viewing was really nice also. We loved all the great videos that were shown, seeing his football helmet, his Crocs, and Suzy loved his "championship photos." Wow, Kelly was a very talented athlete; water skiing, football, wrestling, and he could even do a back flip! The number of people there to pay tribute and support Kelly and the Glaubensklee family was unbelievable. Loving our children takes many forms, such as tending to their physical and emotional needs, providing a stable and secure family environment, showing affection, respecting their individual personalities, taking a genuine interest in their lives, talking about things that matter, and affirming their efforts and achievements.

    - Kelly Scorzato & Suzy Young
    Accept our most heartfelt condolences during this difficult and unnatural time.

    - Javier and Mariana Medina
    We have known the Johnson family for years and Katie since she was a little girl. We are so sad to hear about this and send prayers and hugs to the family. Kelly sounds like he was an outstanding boy and one that we need in this world. May our Heavenly Father bless your family at this time. Please if you need anything let us know.

    - Llloyd and Kathy DeWitt
    sorry for your loss love you all god bless

    - LYLE R WILSON
    Dear Katie and Family! My heart breaks for you, with the loss of your sweet, beautiful boy! I know your children are your life, and you always put them first, as the great mom that you are! I hope your family can find peace and have comfort remembering his extraordinary life! Kaye Ogden (Simply Dental)

    - Kaye Ogden
    James, Katie & family, Please accept our warmest condolences, we're truly sorry for your difficult loss of someone so BIG and full of life. Thinking of you all and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. We are here for you all. Love Tim, Andrea & Braxton Markham

    - Tim, Andrea & Braxton Markham
    Kelly was so loved by so many. He touched so very many in his brief life. I mourn that he will not have a chance to be the good man he was becoming nor marry & have children, but his was a FULL life that spread love and hope and I am privleged and proud of that. Miss you KELLY BOY!!

    - Marilyn Glaubensklee
    Kelly was an amazing friend to my daughter Kylie. I had met Kelly a few times always a gentleman with the best smile. My deepest condolences go out to the family and everyone that has been touched by Kelly's big beautiful heart. 💜💜 🐊🐊

    - Melanie curtis
    There are no words that anyone can say to express how horrible and senseless this was. My prayers are with you and your family." I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. Trust your emotions and allow yourself to grieve. What a great loss to the world! You are wonderful parents and your son, Kelly, was so blessed. His light is shining down on the both of you. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. My first grader, Suzy, still talks about playing "musical challenge," with Kelly and Katie, just 2 weeks ago, and how much fun she had. Kelly was an incredibly kind and thoughtful person.

    - Kelly Scorzato