Raymond "Mike" Kelly

December 14, 1940 - October 14, 2020



Raymond “Mike” Kelly, 79 of Rockford, IL, formerly of Belvidere, IL died peacefully October 14, 2020, in Rockford. He was born to Raymond Joseph and Anna Marie (Michel) Kelly, December 14, 1940, in Madison, WI. Mike graduated high school and married Mary Ann Schocker, September 29, 1962, in Madison, WI. He worked at Cintas, formerly Ideal Uniform, as a route driver for 35 years and then retired. Mike golfed and bowled for many years in Madison. He made it to the Bowling Nationals, often traveling, being part of the 1st Nationals at Dane County Colosseum. He bowled many 300 games. He was very talented when it came to sports. He also was the best third basemen in Fast Pitch Softball for Kleins Florals in Madison, winning several state tournaments.

Mike is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary Ann; and sons, Mike (Cyndi) Kelly and Randy (Debbie) Kelly; grandkids, Jamie, Kadie, and Josh, Tabitha and Destiny; great grandkids, Gage, Raven, Ella and Leah; and one baby coming in January.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Laverne; brother-in-law, Frank; and all of his in-laws and out-laws.

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Maryann, Randy and Mike: I just saw this and I am so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. He was such a nice guy and I will always remember his wonderful smile and laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Debbie Ring 2020-11-23T18:15:36

Uncle Mike, Such a great guy, I remember going to Olbrick park to watch you play softball and yes you where very good at every sport you played and the story you told me about how you scored 60 points in basketball for St Pat’s, Going to miss you, RIP

Jim Ninedorf 2020-11-12T18:47:28

Mike Kelly…day shift dispatcher & dock supervisor for Briggs Transportation (circa: 1970s).
Rest in peace.

Leo Sanchez 2020-10-20T06:29:10

I remember Mike delivering to uniforms to Carlson Roofing Co weekly and always enjoyed him. Great guy!

Jeff Wilmarth 2020-10-19T08:42:34

Mike was one of the nicest persons I have ever met. He was a truly confident man in the best possible way. I enjoyed his company for many years in our Bowling League. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Jim L Sibigtroth 2020-10-19T08:01:43


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