Paul Kelly, 71, once of Canton
Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:08 AM
Paul J. Kelly, 71, of Albert Lea, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
He was born Jan. 23, 1941, in Decorah, Iowa, the son of Frank and Mary (Knox) Kelly. He graduated from Canton High School in Canton. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany for two years before receiving his honorable discharge.
He married Peggy Lyndahl on July 26, 1969, at the Assump-tion Catholic Church in Canton. He had worked as a tuck pointer for Surety Waterproofing in Rochester, then for Peo-ple's Natural Gas for 25 years, and later Peoples Service, before retiring in 2004.
He was a member of St. Theodore's Catholic Church, the American Legion and V.F.W.
He was an avid football fan, his favorites being the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Gophers. He became a wres-tling enthusiast as he watched his grandsons compete. He en-joyed watching all sports, especially the ones his grandsons participated in.
He is survived by wife, Peggy; daughter, Ann (Dan) Glazier and grandsons, Zach and Cole, all of whom made him so proud. He is also survived by his sisters, Marilyn Erickson of Hous-ton, LaDonna (Cleon) Brenno of Canton and Mary (Lynn) Mar-tinson of Monona, Iowa; brothers, James (Vergene) Kelly of Canton, Douglas (Rita) Kelly of Rochester and Robert (Lisa) Kelly of Dodge Center; sisters-in-law, Donna Kelly, of Cresco, Iowa, Carolyn Kelly, of Harmony, Mary (Cy) Snyder, of Neenah, Wis.; brother-in-law, Hubert Vannatter, of Rogers, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Kelly, and brothers, Frank Kelly, Jr., and Leo Kelly.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Interment was in St. Theodore Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by Albert Lea Vet-eran's organizations.