John T. 'Jack' Kelly, M.D.
Kelly, John T. (Jack) M.D. Age 90, formerly of Robbinsdale and Delano; passed away May 10, 2017. Jack graduated from Cretin High School and after a stint in the US Air Corps he enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He later entered U of M Medical School and graduated in 1956. He was a family physician and co-founder at Northeast Medical Clinic in Minneapolis and chief of staff at St. Mary's Hospital. In 1968 he returned to the U of M for a residency in Psychiatry and joined the Dept. of Family Medicine, and eventually became the associate head of the department until his retirement in 1996. His passion for nature and agriculture led him to found Apple Jack Orchards with his family in 1983. He had a deep love for books and also his Irish heritage. He made a huge impact on our lives as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survived by his wife, Leah Kelly (Labeck); daughter, Kit Dekarski (Mike); grandchildren, Katie Lamecker (Nick) and John Dekarski; great grandchildren, Joey and Anna Lamecker; nephew, Jim (Renee Larson) Hansen; niece, Barb Fabian (John); brother-in-law, Bill Hansen; 4 great nieces and nephews and 5 great great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Patricia Kelly; parents, Francis and Anastasia Johnson Kelly and sisters, Joan and Jean. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, May 26 at St. Peter's Church, Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 217 S. 2nd Street in Delano. Visitation 5-8 pm Thursday at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N. at Vicksburg Lane and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Private interment. Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Medical Foundation or to Cross Catholic Outreach. Our family thanks all of the staff at Sursum Corda, Gianna Homes, for their loving and compassionate care for Jack and his family. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 gearty-delmore.com
Published on May 21, 2017