|Remembering Michael Kelly|
Michael J. Kelly, retired accountant at the Rehab Hospital (formerly UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital) died April 20 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. He was 82.
Kelly, the son of Loretta and William Kelly, was born April 19, 1925 in Grand Forks. He attended Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, Aaker's Business College and the University of North Dakota. He worked as an accountant for various companies including the UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married Dolores Ellen Barnard August 4, 1953 in East Grand Forks, where they raised eight children. Kelly retired in Moorhead, Minn., spending the winters in Moorhead and the summers in Park Rapids, Minn., on Potato Lake. He enjoyed spending time with his family with outdoor activities including camping, traveling, boating and sailing.
Kelly is survived by his wife, children Shawn (Ellie) of Corte Madera, Calif.; Virginia (Tom) Eggleston of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada; Kevin (Leighann) of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Barbara Cormican and fiance Gregory Driscoll of East Grand Forks; Carol (Greg) Ambuehl of Fargo; Jacqueline (Dale) Pederson of Fargo; Connie (Todd) Adams of Bloomington, Minn.; and David (Nancy) of Clayton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, sister Mary (Noah) of Fargo, brother Robert of Silver Bay, Minn.; and 36 nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Howard, Duane and Father Patrick Kelly; sisters Adeline Morque and Lorraine Powers; and two grandchildren.