|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1918|
|Death: ||May 22, 2012|
KICKAPOO, IL - Lawrence D. "Bud" Kelch, 93, of Kickapoo passed away at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Bel-wood Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Edwards to Daniel and Julia (O'Culleton) Kelch. He married Jacqueline Kitlan on Aug. 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 is survived by two daughters, Cathy (Harry) Napple of Sparta, Tenn., and Barbara (Greg) Rodgers of Belleville; three sons, John (Joyce) Kelch of Conroe, Texas, Pat (Terry) Kelch of Brimfield and Mike (Janet) Kelch of East Peoria; 14 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.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kickapoo.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 25, 2012
Daniel B Kelch (1880 - 1961)
Julia Mary Culleton Kelch (1880 - 1968)
Jacqueline M Kitlan Kelch (1931 - 2002)
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Kickapoo (Peoria County)
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Jul 20, 2010
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