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Joseph William (Joe Bill) Kealy

July 25, 1933 September 21, 2018
Joseph William (Joe Bill) Kealy
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Obituary for Joseph William (Joe Bill) Kealy

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chisholm, MN, with Fr. Anthony Craig as celebrant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be held in Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Joseph William (Joe Bill) Kealy, 85, of Side Lake, MN, died Friday, September 21, 2018, at his home. He was born July 25, 1933 in Duluth to Arthur W. and Beatrice A. and (Moore) Kealy. He was a graduate of Chisholm High School Class of 1951 and attended Hibbing Junior College. Joseph was united in marriage to Joanne E. Petrich July 11, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chisholm. Together, they made their home in Minneapolis, and Maplewood before retiring to Side Lake and Ft. Myers, FL.

Joseph was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in Japan during the Korean War. He worked as a Safety Engineer for over 30 years for the 3M Company. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm, the Chisholm American Legion Press-Lloyd Post # 247, and the Hibbing VFW Post 1221. Joseph loved spending time with his family, coaching soccer for his sons in their early years, the outdoors, boating, fishing, and traveling to Florida in the winter months.

Survivors include his wife Joanne, his sons, Charles, Art (Cathy), Bret (Heather) and Chris (Susan); 5 grandchildren, sister, Marilyn McDowell, brother, Dan (Nelrae) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters and a brother.


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Visitation

Wednesday

26

Sep

10:00 AM 9/26/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

113 SW 4th Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
113 SW 4th Street Chisholm 55719 MN
United States

Memorial Mass

Wednesday

26

Sep

11:00 AM 9/26/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

113 SW 4th Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
113 SW 4th Street Chisholm 55719 MN
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

26

Sep

12:15 PM 9/26/2018 12:15:00 PM
Chisholm Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Chisholm, MN 55719

Chisholm Cemetery
Cemetery Road Chisholm 55719 MN
United States
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