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Michael Thomas Kellett
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Michael Thomas Kellett

12/06/1944 – 09/19/2016

Upcoming Funeral


July 12, 2021

Time and Location

3:00 pm
Graveside - North Room 108c Onyx Rose
Section 108C Lot EAST C Grave 72
Place of Death

Maple Grove


07/12/2021 (Entombment)


North Room 108c Onyx Rose
Section 108C Lot EAST C Grave 72
Map (pdf)

Kellett, Michael T. Age 71, of Plymouth and Roseville, died from heart failure doing something he loved, hiking in Elm Creek Park Reserve. Mike was born 12.6.1944 and was the youngest of three children in a south Minneapolis home. He graduated from Visitat ion grade school and Benilde High School. Mike graduated with a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where he met his beloved wife Barbara. They married in 1967. Mike was fond of the years he spent as an officer in the Navy, stationed with Barbara in Adak , Alaska and Coos Bay, Oregon. Their twin daughters, Karen & Kate, were born in 1975, the same year Mike received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell Law School. Mike spent 24 years with Minnesota Life (now Securian) until his retirement in 2002. Mik e served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau for 25 years. After retirement, Mike maintained a law practice, volunteered as an English as a second language teacher, and Mike served the East St. Paul Y for 15 years, on the service commi ttee and board of directors. For the past three years, Mike served on the board of directors for the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation. Mike was a lifelong learner and world traveler, with an emphasis on politics and history. He cherished family and friends. Mike was a man of integrity and his infectious laughter delighted all. Survived by Barbara, his wife of 49 years; their daughters Kate Kellett (Mike Pietrowski), Karen Welsh (Chris); their two grandchildren, Lauren and Whitney Welsh; his sister Pat Steinhauser (Cliff), brother Vince Kellett (Judy) and many nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of friends. Mike's Celebration of Life will be held at the Minneapolis Golf Club, 2001 Flag Ave S, Mpls, Monday, October 3, from 4-8 pm with a service and memory sharing at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation or checks may be made out to the East St. Paul Y and sent to 875 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106. We are gathering stories about Mike to share at hi s Celebration of Life event and to create a book of memories. Please email your stories to Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411 Published on September 24, 2016

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