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Former Dune Acres resident Carl Kelley died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 in Indianapolis. He was 87.

Born in a farmhouse in Woodland, Ind. in February of 1921, he was the son of Stanley and Grace Kelley. In 1943, he married Marjorie Lucille Engelbrecht, who preceded him in death in 1970.

He is survived by wife Katherine Ann Goeddel (Neumayer), whom he married in 1972; sister, Betty Schwan of Valparaiso; eight children, Nancy Gahl of Indianapolis, Philip Kelley of North Judson, Ind., Michael Kelley of St. Louis, Kathy Goeddel of Portland, Ore., Thomas Goeddel of Fair Haven, New Jersey, Kevin Kelley of Vienna, Austria, Patrick Kelley of Carmel, Ind. and Mary Freedman of Landstuhl, Germany; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Mishawaka High School and won an athletic scholarship to Wabash College, where he played football and basketball. He served in WWII as a cryptographer attached to the 3rd Air Force. He and Marjorie settled in Gary, before moving to Dune Acres in 1969. He was employed for 35 years at US Steel Gary Works, where he worked as an industrial engineer specializing in energy efficiency. After retirement he worked for Chesterton State Bank and Dunes Office Supply in Chesterton. He was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church in Porter, and was an active member of the Dune Acres community until moving to Indianapolis in 2007.

A service was held at Augsburg Lutheran Church today, Monday, Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m., which was immediately followed by a reception. Arrangements were handled by Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel.


Posted 12/29/2008