David A. “Animal” Kelch, age 56 of Arkansaw, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Town of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood as the result of a motorcycle accident.
David was born on July 12, 1960 in Amery. He was the son of Russell C. and Gerri (Johnson) Kelch. David grew up in Hugo, MN and attended high school at White Bear Lake High School. He worked many jobs over the years. Most recently he hauled gas for River Country Co-op in South St. Paul, MN. David had two sons, Jason and Steven from a previous relationship. David met his soul mate and love of his life, Nikki Frickson. Together they had a daughter, Miranda.
David enjoyed motorcycling all of his life. He was an excellent mechanic and was able to take the bikes apart, work on them and put them back together again. David also loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed collecting antique cars, going to festivals and dancing and making his annual trip to Sturgis every year.
David is survived by his soul mate; Nikki Frickson of Arkansaw, children; Jason of Blaine, MN, Steven of North Branch, MN, Miranda Elizabeth, Tanner, Tyler, all at home, several grandchildren, parents; Russell C. and Gerri Kelch of Rice Lake, one brother; Doug (Angie) Kelch of Centuria, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Lee and Margaret Johnson and paternal grandparents; Russell W. and Louise Kelch.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. A time of sharing will be held at 4:30 PM on Sunday.
Memorials are preferred to Miranda’s education account at Security Financial Bank in Durand.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.