Donavon E. Kelm | 1938 - 2012 | Obituary

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Donavon E. Kelm

Born: July 07, 1938
Died: November 04, 2012

Donavon E. “Don” Kelm, 74, of 49 E. Spring St., Chippewa Falls died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 4, 2012 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Don was born July 7, 1938 in Chippewa County, the son of Emil and Mathilda (Rothbauer) Kelm.

Donavon married Carol Erickson on June 18, 1960 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. He was a member of Notre Dame Church.

Donavon worked for Spectrum Industries for the last 14 years before he retired. For many years he loved to fish. He loved all sports but most of all, he liked watching the Packers. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Deb Kelm (David Schultz) of Jim Falls, Dan (Dena) Kelm of Eau Claire and Darin Kelm of Lake Hallie; two sisters, Dolly Boiteau of Chippewa Falls and Betty Streeter of Maple Grove, Minn; one brother, Jerry (Vi) Kelm of Anoka, Minn; grandchildren, Jen (Mark) Krumenauer of Cadott, Brandon Kelm of Menomonie, Quentin Schultz of Jim Falls, Paige Kelm of Chippewa Falls, Tashinai Pawlett of Chippewa Falls, Krista Harel of Eau Claire, Jolene Wold of Eau Claire and Kari McIlquham of Chippewa Falls; and 5 great grandchildren, Kaydin Kelm of Chippewa Falls, Albrail Hare of Eau Claire, Alexis and Brooklyn Krumenauer of Cadott and Dailyn Wold of Eau Claire; and his mother-in-law, Irene Erickson of Chippewa Falls.

Donavon was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Vernetta Greene and Marlyis Simon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 9, at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Mark Pierce of Notre Dame Church will be officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Friday, November 9 at the Horan Funeral Home

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