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We honor the life of our departed friend, brother, teacher, lover and hero, Loren Kellen, who left us on October 2, 2009. Please help honor Loren by sharing a story about our fabulous friend. You can write a comment or a memory of Loren on the comments page.

Sun Flotilla 2007

Cap’n Bobber Loren Kellen on the Sun Flotilla, MayDay 2007. Photo by Finn Ryan

Loren Kellen on MayDay Sun Flotilla 2007

Loren at Sunset

Video by Terry McDaniel from a memorial paddle around Lake Hiawatha in honor of Loren Kellen on October 4, 2009.

The participants all wore hats from Loren’s hat collection.

Loren’s Flotilla

Photos from a memorial paddle around Lake Hiawatha in honor of Loren Kellen on October 4, 2009.

The participants all wore hats from Loren’s hat collection.

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photos by Nick Lethert and Bill Hayes

for Loren

.. a poem by Anita White

yes, Loren is gone
gone
Hard to imagine
or really know

even after the solemn procession
and the big community grieving

AND the CELEBRATION OF HIS GREAT AND WONDERFUL LIFE!!! (more…)

Dear Sun Crews Past and Future

Loren Kellen with Sun Boats-from Maren Ward

Dear Sun crews past and future, You may or may not have heard by now: our beloved Capn Bobber, Loren Kellen, has sailed on to the other world. He had a heart attack in his van on the lake street peace bridge at around 3pm on Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2009. He was surely an extraordinary person and to say he will be missed is probably the biggest understatement I’ve ever uttered. peace, Maren”

photo: Eric Altenberg

Loren Kellen Celebration · November 8

LOREN KENNETH KELLEN

Loren Kellen WindvaneSeptember 12, 1948 – October 2, 2009

Circle of Life Celebration

Sunday November 8 2009
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue (West Bank) Minneapolis

Friends, family, neighbors and admirers, gather to honor the remarkable life of this remarkable man. Exhibits and slide shows of his life and work will be on display; objects from his astounding collection of artifacts will be given away. Musicians from three traditions he most loved will play (acoustic instruments from the folk dance community, percussion, and brass). Remembrances will be shared through stories, poems, songs, and performance pieces. The evening concludes with a community-prepared meal, more music, and sharing.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED!!!!!

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