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Jasper Ray "Jack" Kelch

Obituary for Jasper Ray "Jack" Kelch

December 17, 1935 - March 4, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 82


Jasper Ray "Jack" Kelch, 82, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Holland Hospital.

Jack was born in Earle, Arkansas, December 17, 1935, to Cliston and Minnie (David) Kelch. Jack finished his schooling and moved to the Holland area along with most of the greater Kelch family in the 1950's. He met Barbara Lewis and they married February 1, 1957. They raised their sons in Holland and were longtime members of the Church of God. Jack worked at Sligh Furniture for over 40 years before his retirement. In 1966, their six-year-old son George died. Jack was also preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: William, Eugene, James, Louise, Kenneth, Odie, Nathan, and Donnie.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barb, their son: Michael Kelch of Nashville, TN; granddaughters: Amanda Rose (Brian) Latislaw, and Joleen Marie (Bob) Anderson, seven great-grandchildren, siblings: Marge Kelch, Buford and Sandra Kelch; in-laws: Marie Kelch, Darlene Kelch, Carol Kelch, and Beverly Gregory, and many extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, March 9, 2018, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland 49423. Pastor Tom Champion will officiate. Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Thursday, also at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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