Gary N. Kelly

Aug. 7, 1942-Aug. 9, 2019

Gary N. Kelly, 77,

Minot, passed away

peacefully in his home,

surrounded by love, on

Friday, August 9, 2019.

Gary Norbert Kelly was

born in Minot, ND, on Au-

gust 7, 1942 to his

parents, Norbert and Mar-

cella (Huber) Kelly. He

graduated from Minot

High School in 1961, at-

tended both MSU and

UND and proudly served

as a member of the Na-

tional Guard.

Gary was united in mar-

riage with his loving wife

of 52 years, Judith

Koehler. They purchased

his parents’ family busi-

ness, N.J. Kelly Sales, and

grew it into a successful

wholesale hydraulic farm

implement business while

forming many lifelong

friendships with their


Gary loved his family

and absolutely adored his

granddaughter, Payton.

He was an amazing father,

role model and continues

to be a constant source of

inspiration to his sons.

He was a member of First

Lutheran Church and was

a devoted participant and

volunteer in the many ac-

tivities of his three sons.

He was an active

volunteer and contributor

to the American Legion

Baseball program and was

very proud and honored

to be inducted into the

Minot Baseball Hall of

Fame in 2016.

Gary is survived

by: His wife of 52 years,

Judith; his three sons,

Mark, Chad (Traci), and

Michael (Kathy); grand-

daughter, Payton; brother-

in-law, Rodney ‘Duke’

Charnholm of Greenbay,

WI; nephews, Roddy

Charnholm and Randy

(Jaime) Charnholm and

their sons, Tyler and Cal-

lum; Rich (Kathy)

Lovejoy, Scott Lovejoy;

and nieces, Sherry Sul-

livan and Sandy Stock-


Gary was preceded in

death by his parents; sis-

ter, Gayle Charnholm of

Greenbay, WI; aunt, Ger-

trude Huber; father-in-law

and mother-in-law,

Charles and Josephine

“Sue” Morrissey.

Memorial Service:

Thursday, August 15,

2019, at 1:30 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: There will

be no reviewal, but

friends may sign the regis-

ter book on Wednesday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

In lieu of flowers,

Memorials are preferred

to be sent to the Souris

Valley Humane Society or

First Lutheran Church,

both of Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at (www. thomp-

son larson.com).