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KELLY, Charles F. 1868-1912


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/21/2015 at 14:39:47

Word reached here Friday that Chas. Kelly died at the hospital in Rochester at an early hour Friday morning. The news of Mr. Kelly's death was met with a feeling of general regret by the many friends that he had here who believed that he was doing well following the operation for the removal of a gall stone a week before. Mr. Kelly's case was considered critical from the beginning but it was believed that his nerve and vitality would pull him through. The first few days following the operation he got along well but a week ago Sunday he had a hemorrhage and from that time on he grew weaker until the end came. H. B. Kelly, the deceased's father was with him during the operation and at the time of his death. He had the remains prepared for shipment to Grundy Center and they reached Reinbeck at an early hour Saturday morning. They were conveyed from there by team and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Kelly. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keeler were held at the home at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Clark cemetery.

Charles F. Kelly was born in Dane county, Wisconsin, on August 30th, 1868. He moved to Minnesota in the fall of the same year with his parents, and resided there until the spring of 1875, when the family came to Grundy County, Iowa. The remainder of his single life was spent on a farm in Grant Township until he moved with his parents to Grundy Center in the year of 1895. On the 12th day of January 1897 he was united in marriage to Josephine Schinkel, and has since that time resided in Grundy Center. Three children were born to them, two dying in infancy. His wife, one son, Horace, his father, mother, two brothers and four sisters were left to mourn their heavy loss. His sickness dated from one year ago last December with a severe case of typhoid fever from which he never fully recovered, other complications followed, and on February the 29th he went with his father to St. Marys Hospital Minn. in the hopes of obtaining relief through an operation. Everything that could be done with the very best of medical skill was done for him, by the sisters, nurses, Doctors, and his father who was by his side during his sickness, but all could not stay the ravages which disease had worked upon his system. And at 4 o'clock on the morning of Friday, March 15th he passed peacefully away. Through all his sickness and pain he was patient and loving suffering with a courage that won friends from all who visited and attended him during his sickness. Charles was of a kind and loving disposition, always looking on the bright side of life that won friends for him wherever he went. And his place will always be found vacant in the hearts, and lives of his friends and loved ones left to mourn his loss. But still with that glad promise of one day meeting him where pain and suffering never come.

Those from out of town present at the funeral were: Wm. Shinkel, Henry Shinkel from Worthington, Ed Starr and wife, Lake Park, Mrs. Chas. Volberding and daughter from Reinbeck, C. E. Smith and wife from Marshalltown, H. W. Avery, Ellet White and daughter, Eugene Cramer, John Pritchard and Jos. Seibert and wife from Reinbeck and others.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 March 1912, pg 1


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