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Charles Kelley, Jr.

Charles Kelley, Jr., age 80, of Hoffman, Minn., formerly of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 at ELEAH Medical Center, Elbow Lake, Minn.

He was born July 8, 1926 in Deer River, Minn., the son of Charles Kelley, Sr. and Edra Viola (Robertson). Charles was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.

He attended school in Deer River, and continued his education at the Morris Ag School in Morris, Minn.

Charles served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1947.

He was united in marriage to Janet Sue Anderson Dec. 31, 1954 at Champlain, Minn. They had seven children.

Charles was employed at Schwartz Manufacturing until they closed.

He was an avid gardener and loved to read and watch Western movies.

Charles is survived by his wife, Janet, of Hoffman; children: Sue (Doug) Ehrke of Glencoe, Lonnie Kelley of Sauk Rapids, Donnie Kelley of Elbow Lake, Alice (Layne) Karg of Morris, Patty (Jim) Jones of Hoffman, and Timothy Kelley of St. Cloud; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Edra Kelley; daughter Carrie Joy; sister Katherine Hagen; and grandson Joey Skelton.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman, with interment at the Bethel Cemetery in Hoffman.

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