H. Kelly, age 91, resident of Lakota, ND, formerly
of Devils Lake and Brocket, ND, died Monday, March
9, 2009 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center.
Henry Kelly was born February 13, 1918 in Newbre Township
of Ramsey County, near Brocket, ND, the son of Patrick
and Anna (Cash) Kelly. In 1924 he moved with his parents
into Brocket, but continued helping his brother, Edward,
with the farm chores. Bill attended the Newbre Township
School and the Brocket Public School. He farmed in
Newbre Township for many years and also helped other
farmers in the area. Bill moved to Devils Lake in
1955. It was then that he began working for the ND
State Department of Transportation until his retirement
on November 3, 1982. He continued living in Devils
Lake and eventually moved to the Odd Fellows Home,
where he lived for a few years. In February of 2002
he moved to the Lakota Good Samaritan Center. Bill's
hobby was traveling. Throughout his life he traveled
extensively across the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. Saturdays were spent driving around the countryside
observing the crops and visiting with his friends.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brocket.
Bill will be remembered as an interesting, caring,
and generous man.
will be missed by his special friends, the Gordon
Nelson family; his many nieces and nephews; and his
extended family and friends.
was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers,
Grant (Laura) Cunningham and Ed (Adelia) Kelly; and
3 sisters, Florence (Ray) Gossett, Grace (Olaf) Eidsness,
and Agnes (Ed) Killalea.
The Funeral Mass for William Kelly
will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Devils
Lake, ND, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Celebrating the Mass will be Rev. Fr. Robert Pecotte.
Music will be provided by JoDee Lagein. Interment will
be in the spring at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of
Brocket, ND. Casketbearers will be John Kelly, Kelsey
Eidsness, Scott Nelson, Lee Nelson, Lyle Sundeen, O'Neil
Rainsberry, Shane Eidsness, Collin Eidsness, and James
Kelly. Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral
Home of Lakota, ND, on Friday, March 13, 2009 beginning
at 1:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation
will continue at the Church on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m.
until the time of Mass.