Kelly, Edward James Jr. Age 76 of Blaine, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2020, due to multiple ongoing health issues. A US Navy veteran, he was preceded in death by parents, Ed and Bette Kelly; mother- and father-in-law, Ed and Addie Knight; sister-in-law, Colleen Frick; and brother-in-law, Steve Knight. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Kathie; his dearly loved children of whom he was so proud, Tracy (Jason) Max, Colleen (Kevin Czaplewski) Kelly, and Michele (Todd Ronkainen) Sornsen; cherished and exceedingly bright grandchildren, Megan, Daniel, Lauren, Emily, Landon, Cameron, Delaney, Matt, Nathan, Ella, Natalie, Brittany, and Mike (Brittany); great-grandchildren, Madison and Hunter; sister, Kathy; and brother Tim (Karen); numerous extended family members including brothers- and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his honorary family, The BECOTS (you know who you are). The family requests no flowers be sent at this time. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

Published on June 14, 2020

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