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Walter Kelly

Walter Kelly

1937 - 2023

Walter Thomas Kelly age 85 of Rogers City passed away March 7, 2023 at MyMichigan Health in Alpena.

He was born October 3, 1937 in Posen to Harry and Louise Kieliszewski.

Walt is survived by his wife, Bernice; four children, Doris (David) Drain of Lowell, Norman (April Bailey) Kelly of Hawks, Thomas Kelly of Elmira and Robert (Missy) Kelly of Rogers City; grandchildren, Elizabeth Drain, Ethan (Amy) Drain, Elliott (Courtney) Drain, Raye Kelly, Samantha Kelly, Nicholas (Cierra Hill) Kassuba Kelly, Colton (Chelsea Amborski) Kelly, Quintin (Elizabeth Rowe) Kelly and Ava Kelly; great grandchildren, Mitchell, Bode, Jalen, Natalie and Baker; siblings, Jerry (Dawn) Kieliszewski, John Kieliszewski, Christine (Dale) Quade and Cindy (Nyle Wickersham) Kieliszewski; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Vinson Kelly; parents, Harry and Louise; and one sister, Kathy Kaszubowski.

Walt graduated from Posen High School in 1956. On October 24, 1959 he married Bernice Ciarkowski at St. Casimir Catholic Church. He served as a police officer for Rogers City, then Under Sheriff for Presque Isle County, and then retired after more than 29 years as branch manager for the Secretary of State office in Rogers City, he was also a volunteer firefighter for Rogers City for many years. Walt volunteered as an umpire for Rogers City Little League, the County League and High School baseball. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family outdoors.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30. Visitation will resume on Friday at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Posen from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in the spring.

Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund.

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Walter Kelly – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI