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“Thank you for the coffee you brought to the wood shop every morning. Thank you for helping me haul hay on a sub zero morning in February years ago. ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Sazehn - Marysville, MI

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Clarence&Joyce Shaffer - Alger, MI

“We are sorry for your loss. We knew Baldy from the Marysville Schools & The Leaning Tree Golf course. He was a great person and was loved by all who...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Fred & Vi Dill - Marysville

4 of 7 | Posted by: basil& joyce bradshaw - prescott, MI

“I Loved Uncle Baldy. He was always so kind to me and my family. Our love and prayers are with Aunt Joan and family. Love Linda Frendt ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Frendt - Pinckney, MI

“Baldy was a great teammate on Boddy Construction when I was a young man. Baldy was also a great boss at the Marysville Schools in the summer with...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: C. R. Tetlock - Highland, CA

Baldy and the Boddy Construction team circa 1978
7 of 7 | Posted by: C. R. Tetlock

Marlyn George "Baldy" Kelch, 81, of Smiths Creek, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

He was born March 14, 1935 in Flint to the late Claude and Gladys Kelch. He married Joan Frazer on September 18, 1964 in Port Huron.

Marlyn served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a custodian with the Marysville School District for 28 years. He enjoyed all sports including baseball, golf, bowling, hunting and riding snow mobiles. He could be found many nights collecting tickets at the Marysville Viking Stadium. He was a member of Marysville American Legion Post #449 and was an avid poker and euchre player.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Mary (Ken) Juzysta, Doug Hill, Carolyn (Charles) Ross, Fred (Carol) Hill, Ron (Marianne) Hill and Marlyn (Heather) Kelch; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Fedelis "Tater" (Alvin) Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Darwin Kelch Sr.; and sisters, Beverly Davis and Lois LaCoss and a granddaughter, Jennifer Hill.

Visitation will be from 2-7 pm Sunday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Marysville Funeral Home with visitation for 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Philip Neri Cemetery. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Smiths Creek Post #525 or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

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For complete information visit Marysville Funeral Home.