Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Frank J. Kelley

   Frank J. Kelley, 84, of Saginaw, formerly of Beaverton, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center. Son of the late Frank B. and Antoinette (Leitz) Kelley, Frank was born Nov. 9, 1921 in Saginaw.

   He was proud of his participation in the D-Day landings with the Army Corps of Engineers and was a member of V.F.W. Post #22.

   Frank retired from Saginaw Steering Gear and owned several small businesses. He moved to Beaverton where he developed and operated the Tobacco Road Trailer Camp, which he really loved. Frank and Marion were active in the Eastern Star in Beaverton. He was a member of the Masons Pioneer Lodge #79. Frank was a past member of Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered by family and friends for his feistiness and frugality and ability to fix anything.

   Surviving are one daughter, Gail (Duane) Barron, of Saginaw; one son, Gary (Lynn) Kelley of Gregory; four step-sons, especially Randy and Ava Snyder; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren, especially Laura Lee, Kelly and John; five great grandchildren; one sister, June Bula of Saginaw; one brother, Denzel Kelley of Saginaw; his sister-in-law, Jean Kelly; his brother-in-law, Herman Rindhage; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by one son, Greg Kelley; his second wife, Marion; one sister, Antoinette Rindhage; and one brother, Gilbert Kelly. A special thank you to the staff of the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center for the love and support they have provided.

   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 31 at Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road in Saginaw. Rev. Laurie O’Reilly will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the family will be present on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A Masonic Memorial Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center Hospice or the Disabled American Veterans.

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Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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