George A. Kelly

George A. Kelly, 63, of Hawkeye, died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at his home in Hawkeye from natural causes.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Hawkeye Cemetery with Rev. Nancy Larson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10th at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Hawkeye. Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.  

George Arthur, son of George and Wilhelmina Ohman Kelly, was born April 22, 1951, at West Union, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. George received his education at the Woodward School in Woodward, Iowa. After completing his education, he returned to Hawkeye to make his home. George mowed lawns, delivered the Waterloo and Oelwein newspapers, and enjoyed helping David Pleggenkuhle on the farm. George was skilled at taking things apart and putting them back together correctly. He was also a very strong-willed person. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, the Hawkeye Lions Club, and assumed responsibility for putting up and taking down the American Flag in Hawkeye on holidays.

George is survived by two brothers, Don (Becky) Kelly of Hawkeye, and Robert (Vicki) Kelly of Decorah; one sister, Linda Sigbornson of Omaha, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters, Betty Kelly, Ruth Bartlett, Karen Homewood, and Mary Kelly, who died in infancy.


Julie (Traeger) Routh on December 9, 2014 at 9:31 PM said:

Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. My mom, Kathleen Traeger, often praised George's work ethic! He will certainly be missed. Ruth was in my class from kindergarten to graduation. I remember your whole family and know you miss them so much. Sincerely, Julie
Burdette and Fran Rowland on December 9, 2014 at 6:41 PM said:

Our SINCERE sympathy to all of you in the loss of your brother. We well remember George delivering our Waterloo Courier and many of the "short conversations" with him when we would greet him at our door. He was diligent and faithful as well as proud of his work as well he should be. May you RIP.
Leon & Lois Dietzenbach on December 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM said:

Thank you George for all you've done for Hawkeye. You will be long remembered. Our sympathies to your family.
Gary and Janet Miller on December 9, 2014 at 8:29 AM said:

We our sending our deepest sympathies to the Kelly family...
Robert & Judy Nelson on December 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM said:

Sending our Deepest Sympathy for you loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
Jill Conklin Conlon on December 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM said:

My sympathy to your family. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Mike and Sandy Johnson on December 8, 2014 at 5:19 PM said:

Sending sympathy to the family.
Daryl and Judy Appelman on December 8, 2014 at 5:13 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers to the families of George Kelly.
Beth O'Donald on December 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM said:

Deepest of sympathies to your family Don & Becky. Hawkeye just won't be the same without George. He always had a story to tell when he'd deliver the newspaper. George was one in a million! Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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