Kent S. Harell, 64, of Elk River

Kent S. Harell, 64, of Elk River, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.
His family said, “As Kent referred to himself, he was a retired bean counter from Superior Coffee.”  He was also a Vietnam veteran, Cub Scout treasurer for Pack 111 and was one of the volunteers who started the annual Elk River Community Christmas Dinner.
The funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River. Interment was private.
Mr. Harell is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ellen; children, Dustin (Georgina), Allison Harell (Blake Andrew) and Kiel Harell (Sara Lam); granddaughter, Ella Harell-Lam; sisters, Doris (Richard) Garberson and Marlis (Jim) Egbert; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Carl.
Memorials are preferred.