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AGE: 68

ADDRESS: 1025 Cedar, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:05 PM Thursday, October 3 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 5 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Celebration of life services will be at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 6 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team


VISITATION: 1:00 PM until the time of services at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 6 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 18, 1945 at Bartlesville, OK

EDUCATION: Oklahoma elementary schools, graduate of East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL and attended UW-Stevens Point

MARRIAGE: November 27, 1965 at Aurora, IL to MariLee Minor and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he served in the US Army from 1965-1968, 1st Air Calvary, veteran of the Vietnam War. After the military he moved to Medford where he worked in the woods, owned & operated Kel Frame for a period of time, and for 24 years worked at Weather Shield Mfg. until retirement in April of 2009. He enjoyed traveling, leather work, wood working, gardening, hunting, fishing, spending time at Lake Chetek & with family.

MEMBER OF: Stetsonville American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: MariLee Kelley of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Bryce (Rhonda) Kelley of Medford and Caryl (Josh) Kidd of Eau Claire
4 Grandchildren – Grace & Bringham Kelley, Hayden & Claire Kidd


DECEASED FATHER: John L. Kelley DECEASED MOTHER: Caryl Chloe Hatheway

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for future designations to: Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice of Wausau, & Hope Hospice of Medford
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