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
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.