WKEB Obituaries Blog

Pauline K. Kelly


Pauline K. Kelly, 103, of Rib Lake, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Medford at Aspirus Care and Rehab.


Pauline was born on August 5, 1917 to Edward and Mary (Tirpeck) Miller in Westboro. She attended Rindt Grade School. She married Frank Kelly on May 29, 1937 in Chelsea Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church; he precedes her in death.


Pauline worked along with her husband taking care of their dairy farm. She also worked at the Rib Lake nursing home for 6 years, working in the kitchen. She was a past member of the Westboro Homemaker Club, leader of the Skyline 4H Club, and a member of the Westboro Library Board.


In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed spending hours sewing for many individuals and organizations, traveling up north and out west, and berry picking.


Pauline is survived by her children, Pat (Roy) Vessley of Medford, Daniel Kelly of The Yaak Valley, Montana, Jeanene Kelly of Westboro, and Jason Jackson of Wisconsin Rapids; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by other family and friends.


Pauline is preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Kathleen Miller, brothers, and sisters.


Private family services will be held at a later date.


Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.


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