To the family of the invincible Earl Kelley I send you my wishes and thoughts-I was fortunate to know a great, down to earth dairyman, who was willing to help out a young couple whose dreams of having a herd of cows that could be looked upon as the best in the county(next to his of course). Your Mom and Dad never blinked when it came to answering questions or helping out with loaning a tractor or whatever we needed to get on our feet-I always admired his never ending energy and just get it done attitude and done with a smile. Thank you for taking care of him and making his 93 years of life a blessing.
Dear Friends - I am so sorry for your loss. What a great friend your Dad has been to our Family - we will miss him. He left a legacy of what community service and family priorities need to be. Please know we are keeping you in thought and prayer.
Love , Ann Hinsdale-Knisel
What a beautiful video tribute. I went to alot of Mitchell & Kelley auctions over the years and it was always nice to see Earls smiling face. He was a gentle, caring man that truly will be missed. I am sorry for loss of Earl. God Bless
A man of strength, dedication, and a friend to everyone will be forever missed. We are blessed to have had a friendship with Earl. Our sympathy to his family who was lucky to have had him for 93 yeats.
So sorry for your loss. My dad and Jeanne lived by him for a long time. I did not know him as well as my step-siblings, but I remember him as a very kind and caring person. Him and your mom were good neighbors and friends to my parents. The last time I saw your dad was at the garage sale when we were cleaning out the house to sell it in 2014. He came down to see if we needed anything. He stayed and talked with us for a while, talking to us about our parents and remembering when all of the kids (his and theirs) were growing up. We all had some good laughs together with him. He also told us that we were doing the right thing with the house. He knew we were all having some trouble with our decision. That little confirmation from him helped a lot. He was a very wise man. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Earl has given so much love to so many people that his heart can now rest and he can be at peace. Earl lives on in every person he touched in ways big and small. May his journey be filled with the light he has given all of us every day of our lives.
Roger & Anne
What a all around guy, always spoke to you and had something nice to say. He was great competitor in the pro stock days when I ran against him, it was a lot of fun. He will be miss, especially at Adrians, Michigans pull. Rest peace my friend, Larry Getz.
Sending prayers to your family. Your Dad was so kind to us when ever he seen us. My dad always enjoyed talking to Earl.I have lots of memories of the fair including your family! God bless you all!
My family worked for Earl on his dairy farm for many years. Great memories. My step father was Mel Gingerich. Condolences to you all.
John & Karyl Diersen, Jason & Natalie & kids, Josh & Alissa & kids,
Praying for you & your extended families during this difficult time. Must be some comfort to know that he awaits for us in heaven. So sorry for your loss but rejoicing with you that he is where we all want to be... heaven!
Kyle & Jana Schroeder & kids
We are so sorry for your loss of such a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Kelley Family. You have lost a most beloved member of your family and Lenawee County has lost a honest, hardworking, friend, and neighbor. He was a good man and we are grateful to have known him.
David & Carolyn Noel