James J. Kelly, age 28, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 in Oxnard,
He was born on May 1, 1984 in Oak Lawn, Ill., to James W. and Ruth (nee
Healy) Kelly of Chesterton, Ind., both of whom survive.
He was formerly of Chesterton, attended St. Patrick Catholic Church and
attended Chesterton High School. He graduated from East Chicago Central in
2002, and was an Electronics Technician 1st Class in the US Navy for 10
He is survived by children, Evelyn and Amelia "Jo Jo" Kelly; siblings,
Jennifer Kelly of LaPorte, Ind., and Jeremy Kelly of Lowell, Ind.;
grandparents, Ruth Healy of Fla., and James E. Kelly of Chicago Ridge, Ill.;
the mother of his children, Jodi Craig; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Patrick Healy and Mary Kelly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the
Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, Ind., with Rev. Dave
Kovalow-St. John officiating. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
at the Dykes Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the children's college fund.
For more information contact Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.