Kelly, Gerald 'Jerry' Ivan Age 83, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, Delores (Bjerke) Kelly; daughters, Denise (Tom) Evans, and Ann Schulze; sons, Jim (Lisa), David (Amy), Mark, and Bob (Kelli). He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Diane) Eagle River, Alaska, Ron (Pat), Burnsville; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Anna (Iverson) Kelly. Jerry was a man of strong faith who loved God, his family, and his community. He was a member of the Teamsters and served in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany and Austria. He was a member of Coon Rapids Kiwanis, enjoying weekly meetings, opportunities for service, and time spent with his card playing friends. He made a difference for many while serving as a youth football and hockey coach for the Coon Rapids Athletic Association (CRAA). He also served on the District 10 hockey board for many years, including as board president. He was a long time coach for the Coon Rapids National Little League, and started the first Coon Rapids Mickey Mantle team. After retiring as coach, he would be found in the stands, cheering on his grandchildren. Please join us to celebrate and give thanks for his life on Saturday, February 22, at 11 AM with visitation starting at 9:30 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids. Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Published on February 20, 2020

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