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Bret Charles Kelsey

May 16, 1959 - Sep. 27, 2020

Date of Service: Oct. 3, 2020

DECLO – Bret Charles Kelsey, the first, alias M.O.T.I. (Master of the Iron), left us and went up to work on that high-rise in the sky.

Bret was born May 16, 1959, to J Robert Kelsey and Dolores Florence Herron of Declo Idaho. He married Rachel Lee Bill in 1977. He worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Factory and then found his true calling as an ironworker, traveling around the United States. Bret was known for his crazy outfits … wearing purple on Thursdays, and a three piece suit on Sundays. Anybody that had an opportunity to work with Bret will never forget the character that he was.

People loved him. He was very likable and entertaining. Bret loved his family time; if you were friends, then you were family. Homemade movies with the cousins, bonfire with a hot dog roast, ice skating parties, camping, fishing, skiing on the canal, and collecting bottles from the junk yard … digging for hidden treasures... all were things Bret enjoyed doing.

Bret was a Midwestern Welterweight kick-boxing champion who held his black belt at taekwondo. He loved to instruct all who would learn his skills.

Bret protested tyrants for "We the People" along with his brother, Ronnie Kelsey. Fighting as the white knight for Medieval justice, he was easily recognizable by his well-known red truck.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Lee Kelsey; daughters, Jeanine and Reannon Kelsey, and Amy Fullmer; three brothers, Edi and Valerie Kelsey, Bart and Tina Kelsey, and Ronnie Kelsey; and one sister, Deborah and Rodney Hammond; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Bret was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Paul Kelsey, and Lynn Kelsey; his daughter, Jamie Thomas; granddaughter, Reannon Lively Asher, a grandson, Bellamy Anderson; and nephew, William Wells.

A celebration of life for Bret will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at the Kelsey farm house, located at 1018 E. 00 S., Declo, Idaho.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Bret Charles Kelsey

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From Scott and Shannon Cummings:
Rest in Peace Brother. You were awesome to work with and good friend. See you on the other side.
From Bryan & Gloria Sanford:
Oh the fun we had in life, you left one heck of a footprint in my life, I will miss you in this life and look forward to seeing you again in the next. May the good lord be with your family during the tough times.
From Zach Kelsey family:
So sorry for your loss. Our family is grieving for you. Hearing lots of fun memories from Zach.
Zach, Heather and family
From Kim Garrett:
Mr Bret was truly one of a kind, he was always a friend mine! Rest In Peace. My heart goes out to the family
From Reannon Kelsey:
Awe, my Daddy. He was one in a million. He always made time for everyone. He truley cared alot about people, he worked hard and he also had fun. There really is a big hole in this world with out you. I love you and you love me together we will climb the bubblegum tree. Until we meet again.
From Melinda Peterson:
Sorry for your loss, he was a very cool guy, was always so nice. He was always so fun to talk to. RIP
From roger and sarah graham and family:
Sorry for all the losses you have had over the last year.
From Jeanine Kelsey:
love u dad! We will miss u so much! You were so thoughtful of everyone and I sure hope I can do half of what u did. You taught all of those around you to look for their inner child making fun out of the simple things in life. I owe you so much credit for the woman I am today.
From Sarah Hill:
You will be greatly missed!!!
From Patty Hodge Andersen:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family has had more than its share of sadness and grief. Please know you are in my prayers
From Gary M:
RIP Bret

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