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Alice Kelly

August 15, 2012
The Journal

COMFREY - Alice Kelly, age 97 of Comfrey, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, on her 97th birthday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey with burial at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, August 16, from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, August 17, from 7:30-10 a.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey.

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There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Father Andy Michels, officiating.

Condolences may be sent via e-mail at:

Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey.

Alice Lola Roepke was born August 12, 1915, in Jackson, MN to Ernest and Nellie Roepke. As a young child, the family moved to Hubbard, MN. Alice returned to the Jackson area after high school. Alice and James Kelly were married January 20, 1934, in New Ulm and made their home in Comfrey. Alice was homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed babysitting, gardening, swimming, and cooking. Alice was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey, the CCW, the American Legion Auxiliary for 58 years, and the St. Paul's Sewing Circle. Alice dedicated every Sunday to spend time with her family.

She is survived by children, Robert and wife Annette Kelly of Comfrey, and Virginia and husband Vernon Pederson of Comfrey; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernest Roepke of Hemet, CA, and Jerry and wife Bea Roepke of Park Rapids, MN; and sister, Virginia Hottel of Stratford, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James in 1992; brothers, Kenneth and William; and sisters, Alta, Doris, Edith, Wilma, and Janet.



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