William R. 'Bill' Kelly

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William Robert “Bill” Kelly, 49, of St. Olaf, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at his home. 

William was born June 11, 1972, to Roger and Linda (Meana) Kelly in Waukon, Iowa. Bill worked for B &R Construction, helped on a farm and also worked for Canadian Pacific Railroad for over 20 years. He enjoyed camping, tubing, sitting around a campfire, hunting, fishing and four wheeling. He was a collector of “things” including coins and tractors. Bill liked to watch sailing and farm shows. 

Surviving Bill are his seven siblings, Kim Kelly of Dubuque, Iowa, Cheryl (Brian) Rodenberg of McGregor, Iowa, Bonnie (Rodney Cook, fiance’) Kelly of Giard, Iowa, Frank (Sara) Kelly of St. Olaf, Sarah (Marvin) Walters of McGregor, Christopher Kelly of St. Olaf, and Rebecca Kelly of St. Olaf; 11 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Linda Kelly; one sister, Lisa Kelly; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Dorothy Meana; and his paternal-grandparents, John and Clara Kelly.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. with a scripture service at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. There will also be a one-hour visitation before Mass at the church on Saturday.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in McGregor, with Rev. Chris Podhajsky as the celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date. 

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of McGregor, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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