Obituary for William “Mike” Kelly

William “Mike” Kelly

William “Mike” Kelly, 71, of Winona Lake, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Health Center, Warsaw, Indiana.

Born September 19, 1950 in Ironton, Ohio, Mike was the son of William Charles and Henrietta Sarah (Lykins) Kelly. He was united in marriage to MaryAlice (Black) Kelly on August 25, 1973 in Lakeland, FL.

Mike worked at Dalton Foundries retiring with 40 years of service. He  enjoyed his work for Youth For Christ for over 20 years. His activities include  teaching the Bible, writing “Letters to the Editor” for Times Union, telling stories and reading to children.  He was known to joke around a great deal and he thoroughly enjoyed making others laugh. Mike graduated with a bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida with honors along with a Master of Divinity from Grace. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Winona Grace Brethren Church.

Mike is survived by his wife of 48 years MaryAlice of Winona Lake; son William (Robin) Kelly of Claypool, daughters Julia (Michael) Sausaman of Silver Lake, Mary Elizabeth (Craig) Hansen of Big Fork, Montana, Sarah (Steve) Backus of West Lafayette; 1 brother Tim (Tricia) Kelly of Vista; CA; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by both parents.

A visitation is planned from 4-8pm on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service in celebration of his life will begin at 11:00am on Thursday June 16, 2022 in the funeral chapel. Pastor John Miller will be officiating the services. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Baker Youth Club – 1401 E Smith St, Warsaw, IN 46580


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