Melissa Ann Kellenbeck


August 12, 2021

Melissa Ann (Porter) Kellenbeck, age 68, passed away at Bee Hive Homes July 26, 2021 after succumbing to her battle with brain cancer. Melissa was born in Belvedere, Illinois August 26, 1952 to Rex and Beverly (Neufer) Porter and was raised in Rockford, Illinois.

She graduated from Rockford East High School in 1970, Melissa continued her education in the medical field becoming a CNA and Pharmacy Technician. Throughout Melissa's career she spent over 35 years in the medical field and several years as an owner and operator of the "Deli Haus" in Worland, Wyoming.

Melissa was an avid golfer, skier, gardener and outdoor enthusiast. She loved spending her summers at the cabins with her late husband Frank at Kelly's Camp.

Melissa was preceded in death by her parents Rex and Beverly, her brother Gerald, her first husband John Grosch and second husband Frank Kellenbeck.

Melissa is survived by her children John Paul and wife Amy Grosch of Libby, MT, Hilary and husband Bob Edgerton of West Glacier, siblings Cynthia Bear, Pamela and Ron Trybula, Joe and Beth Porter, Debbie and Curt Anderburg, Linda and Bob Mancuso, Teresa Porter, Jason Porter, Sheila and Richard McClelland, Rex Jr. Porter, Aaron Porter, Brian and Renee Porter, and grandchildren Vivian Rose Grosch and Robert Wyatt Edgerton. And numerous nieces and nephews,

A celebration of life will be held summer of 2022, time and date to be determined. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.


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