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Lawrence "Bud" Kelch

August 24, 1918 May 22, 2012
Lawrence "Bud" Kelch
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Obituary for Lawrence "Bud" Kelch

KICKAPOO – Lawrence D. “Bud” Kelch, 93, of Kickapoo passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Bel-wood Nursing Home. He was born August 24, 1918 in Edwards to Daniel and Julia (O’Culleton) Kelch. He married Jacqueline Kitlan on August 8, 1953 in Peoria. She passed away April 21, 2002 in Kickapoo. Also preceding him in death were two grandchildren Jennifer Napple and Jason Kelch; eight brothers; and two sisters. Bud was survived by two daughters Cathy (Harry) Napple of Sparta, TN and Barbara (Greg) Rodgers of Belleville; three sons John (Joyce) Kelch of Conroe, TX, Pat (Terry) Kelch of Brimfield, and Mike (Janet) Kelch of East Peoria; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was a machinist for Bemis Bag Company retiring in 1982. Bud was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo and of the Kickapoo Sportsman Club. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Mary’s Church in Kickapoo. Rev. Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, May 28, 2012 from 4 – 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Kickapoo and 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School of Kickapoo. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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