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Kellie Jessen-Heyde

March 25, 1961 — March 24, 2022

Kellie Jean Jessen-Heyde, age 60 passed away March 24, 2022, following a brief illness. Born March 25, 1961, in Storm Lake, Iowa, Kellie was the daughter of Jean Jessen and the late Robert Jessen of Armstrong, Iowa.

Kellie was the “Patio Princess” of Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse in Glenwood Springs, CO. She loved having fun with her guests, co-workers and anyone that asked, “What do you have that is Vegan?”

Back in the day, “Tele-Kellie” loved skiing “The Beav” lapping Spider/Cataract on a powder day. Kellie enjoyed her animals and was a devoted mom to her Puppies and Ponies, always letting them misbehave and then rewarding them with a cookie or peppermint. She recently developed a passion for quilting and her blue jean quilts are keeping friends and family warm from coast-to-coast. Kellie had a love for baking and was known for her chocolate chip cookies and blueberry bread. Kellie also enjoyed gardening, with her pickles and tomato sauce always in high demand.

Kellie was preceded in death by her father, Robert Jessen and her beloved niece, Abby Fessler.

Kellie is survived by her husband Charles (Chuck) Heyde of Rifle, CO, Mother Jean Jessen of Armstrong, IA, brothers Kip (Lynette) Jessen of Fairmont, MN and Kent (Shelly) Jessen of Waukee, IA, sisters Karie (Trent) Nelson of St.

James, MN and Krista Crandall of Thornton, CO, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kellie’s joy of life, distinct and contagious laugh, brilliant smiles, and beautiful baby blue eyes will be missed by all.

Celebrations of Kellie’s life will be held in the near future in Iowa and in Colorado.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kellie Jessen-Heyde, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Presbyterian Church

800 S 3rd St, Armstrong, IA 50514

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