Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr

Lou Kellenberger


The Lou Kellenberger FWF Photo Contest is named in memory of past board member and friend Louis P. Kellenberger, Jr., who passed away on June 28, 2016. Lou had served as Northwest Regional Director on the FWF Board of Directors since 2012. He attended board meetings for many years prior to that as a representative of Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park and St. Marks Refuge Association. Lou and his wife Betsy are widely known for their outstanding nature and outdoor photographs. Lou and Betsy moved to Tallahassee from Dothan, Alabama, in 1988. Prior to retirement, Lou was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and an advisor to City of Tallahassee employees for retirement planning. He was an avid fan and supporter of Florida State University’s athletics’ programs, particularly FSU football and baseball.

Lou’s greatest passion in recent years was digital photography, and he could often be found in the field at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Maclay Gardens State Park or Wakulla Springs State Park. He assisted FWF with its Photo Contest with Lou and Betsy serving as judges. They also donated their talents as photographers for the FWF Awards Banquets.

The Kellenbergers enjoyed summers in Maine, fall in North Carolina and South Florida in winter for many photo opportunities. Lou was generous with his photographs, which can be found in many FWF publications as well as publications for the City of Tallahassee and a number of other organizations. He loved photographing lighthouses and took many pictures of St. George Island’s newly rebuilt lighthouse as well as the moving of the Cape San Blas Light to Port St. Joe. The Florida Wildlife Federation expresses our deepest sympathy to Betsy, their four children, and their many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His service and contributions to the Federation were exceptional. Lou is truly missed.