Drew Kelley, 24, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom. A Celebration of Drew’s Life will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19th at New Covenant Bible Church: 3090 N Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Private family inurnment at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Drew is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Jane Kelley of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Lauren (Andrew) Hemken and their children, Kate and Graham all of Ames, IA; grandparents, Harry (Ann) Koenigsberg of Sheffield, IA; aunts and uncles; Michael and Ancha (Kim) Kelley of Huntsville, AL; Mary (Randy) Rubel of Bellevue, IA; Kathy (Roger) Muehe of Murfreesboro, TN; Susan (David) Marchand of Glenville, GA; Patty (Scott) Schlorholtz of Roland, IA; David (Debbie) Kelley of Sheffield, IA; Mark (Sheila) Kelley of Platteville, WI; Bruce (Pam) Koenigsberg of Wheaton, IL; David (Rosemary) Koenigsberg of Hampton, IA; Tom (Kris) Koenigsberg of Downers Grove, IL; and Jon (Eileen) Koenigsberg of Pine, CO; and many loving extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Gertrude Kelley and a cousin, Jeff Koenigsberg.
Drew was born on June 21, 1995 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Washington High School in 2014. Drew continued his education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Drew was a creative young man who loved music. He was a passionate jazz drummer who enjoyed being in the background, while everyone else did their solos. Drew was the glue which held everyone together in the jazz group. Drew was quiet, thoughtful, intuitive, dependable and a caring man. He will be remembered as a beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Drew dedicated his life to Christ in the fall of 2016. His presence in our lives will be sorely missed. When you think of Drew celebrate the good memories you have of him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family and a donation will be made in Drew’s honor to a charity of their choice.