|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1944|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2013|
PEORIA — Roger E. Kelling, 69, of Peoria, and formerly of Davenport, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation in Peoria Heights. Services in celebration of his life will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or to the charity of your choice.
Roger Edwin Kelling was born in 1944 in Davenport, a son of Edwin F. and Mildred E. Kelling. After graduating from Davenport West High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves, earning an honorable discharge in 1965. For many years, he was employed at Alcoa and Caterpillar. An excellent handyman, he later worked as a property caretaker for several employers in the Peoria area. He also had an interest in automobiles.
Survivors include his son, David Kelling, Phoenix; sisters, Reba (Jose) Otero, San Diego, and Elizabeth (Greg) Sawvell of Davenport; brothers, Scott Kelling of Davenport and R. Dean Kelling, Phoenix; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Peters.
Davenport Memorial Park
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Oct 08, 2013
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