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KELI AND "GLENN" JO (LAZELLE) WILLARD/LAZELLE

February 15, 1966 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

KELI AND "GLENN" WILLARD/LAZELLE Obituary

Keli Jo Lazelle Willard passed away at The Schneidmiller House in Coeurd’Alene, Id.  on May 14, 2023.

She was born in Modesto, CA, February 15, 1966 to Glenn A. Lazelle and Judy Scoville Lazelle. Keli attended Potlatch Elementary through grade 5, moving with her family to Spokane and graduating from University High School in 1984. 

Keli was a dancer.  She was active and popular in high school and college.  She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Computer Analytics. She was part of the band percussionists, speaker at her college graduation, and a model for a Route 66 commercial.  She worked for various companies and was considered an overachiever until her retirement due to health issues. She was a member of Real Life Church and her faith was an important part of her daily life. She was a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She was a pet lover and when she recently lost her dog, Lola, it broke her heart.

Keli Jo married F. Ernie Willard on March 25, 2000 at Snohomish, WA and resided in the Snohomish area prior to moving to Hayden, ID. where she lived at the time of her death.   She is survived by Ernie at their home.

Keli was recently preceded in death by her father, Glenn A. Lazelle on March 21, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Ernie, mother, Judy Dahl, Rathdrum, brothers Kory Lazelle, Rathdrum Idaho, and Curt (Elaine),LaGrange Georgia.  She is survived by step-children Todd, San Diego, Steven, Texas, and a step –daughter Tracy Bunson, San Diego California.  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A joint-remembrance will be held for Keli and Glenn on Friday, June 23, 1:00 at the Palouse Federated Church, Palouse, WA. with pastor Corey Laughary officiating.  Private burial has taken place.

 Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, WA is caring for the family.    On line condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com.

Glenn Allan Lazelle passed away at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Glenn was living in Kendrick, Idaho at the time of his passing. Glenn was born in Colfax, Washington on November 26, 1943, to Delbert Lazelle and Edith Darling Lazelle. The third of four children, he attended Palouse Elementary, transferring to Potlatch Schools in 6th grade with Joanna Blood and Charlene Whitmore. In looking at the Potlatch High School yearbooks of 1961 (Junior Year) and 1962 (Senior Year), it is evident that Glenn was a very involved student. Student Council, Class Officer, Most Musical in the 1961 PHS Hall of Fame, and singer in the High School Chorus. He was a member of the Letter Club, and on the football and basketball team all four years. His freshman year he played baseball. His Senior year of high school involved many of the same activities and added Senior class president, named best dancer in the Senior Hall of Fame, and Girl’s League Formal Royalty. Senator Frank Church spoke at his high school graduation. Glenn married Judy Scoville in 1962 and they later divorced. They welcomed three children - Curt (Elaine), of LaGrange Georgia, Keli (Ernie Willard), of Hayden Idaho, and Kory Lazelle, of Rathdrum Idaho. He is survived by them and grandchildren Rachael Lazelle (Sky), Chase Lazelle (Edna) and Bailey Lazelle (Nick), Great grandchildren Greyson, Emerson and Charlie. Glenn was married to Patricia Fiscus and Sandy O’Brien. Both marriages ended in divorce. He was preceded in death by both and his longtime companion Mary Veilleux. Glenn worked in a variety of occupations. He was a WSU employee in the Engineering Department, Owner and operator of Darling Fuel in Clarkston, a farmer, a rancher, and a builder. He spent time as a construction worker in Israel. Glenn was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to take his friends out on his Pontoon boat and to his hunting cabin. His pride and joy was his gun collection and he reloaded all of his own shells. He enjoyed antiques and had many one-of-a-kind items. He was a gardener and canned all his garden produce, giving most of it away to friends and family. His pickles were legendary, and we will savor our final jars. His cupboards were full, and he was good at bartering. He was a man of many talents. He honored tradition and was a proud member of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He was known to the tribal leaders in Shawnee, OK and was given his Indian Name “Eagles Come To Me.” He studied the native traditions and performed healing rituals for family members. Glenn came from a musical family and was a talented musician. He played guitar and had a strong singing voice. His sister told a story that involved Glenn and a record producer offering him a contract when he lived in California. He turned it down, missing the opportunity to be the next Elvis. He enjoyed hosting company and spent many hours entertaining family and friends. He travelled to Mexico several times during his retirement years. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, and both sets of grandparents. He was especially close to his Grandpa Frank Darling. He was recently preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Alsterlund (In February) and is survived by sisters Judy (Gerald) Reisenauer, and Jo (Duane) Minden. At Glenn’s request, no service will be held. If you would like to honor his memory, please consider a donation to The Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope, P.O. Box 8632, Moscow, ID 83843.

 

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Memorial Service
Friday
June 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Palouse Federated Church
635 N. Bridge
Palouse, WA 99161

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