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.