Robert “Bob” J. Kellie
Robert “Bob” J. Kellie, 90, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at his residence.
Born on Jan. 17, 1929, in Monroe, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Cleo (LaFountain) Kellie.
On Aug. 6, 1950, he married Joyce Betz in Adrian, Michigan. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for two years in which he was stationed in Germany, then three years of active reserve.
In 1967, Bob and Joyce moved to Winamac. Bob was honored to receive the Quilt of Valor in 2016.
He received a degree in industrial management and metallurgy and retired from Emerson (McGill Manufacturing) on Jan. 1, 1993.
Bob was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger days and enjoyed gardening and reading. Bob had also made wallets, belts and even gun holsters out of leather that he hand carved and sewed. You may have also known him for decorating those famous sugar cookies the Kellies were known for.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Kellie of Winamac; daughter Elizabeth McClure of Winamac; grandchildren: Lindsey [Brent] Ropp, Ashley [Zachary] Armstrong, Jessica [Richard] Thompson, Amber [Steven] Thompson and Susan Stotler; great-grandchildren: Lexi, Nathanial, Jackson, Leo, Rylan, Skylar, Jonathan and Michelle; great-nephew Steve [Lori] Kellie; and special friends: Connie J., Barbara R. and Carol Z.
He was also preceded in death by his son Michael William Kellie; grandson Michael William Kellie Jr.; two brothers; and one sister.
A celebration of Bob’s life was at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. A luncheon followed also at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church and/or Guardian Angel Hospice.
Please sign Bob’s online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Kellie family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 15, 2020)