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Judy M. Kelsch

Judy M. Kelsch

Judy M. Kelsch, 72, Bismarck, formerly of Mott, passed away on August 6, 2014 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home. A private burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

No visitation will be held as cremation has taken place.

Judy was born on March 26, 1942 to Joseph and Marie (McNeal) Munch in Kenmare, ND. She was raised and educated in Mott and graduated from Mott High School in 1960. She married Larry Kelsch on February 11, 1961 in Mott. To this union, five sons were born. Over the years, Judy was a homemaker on the family farm and also worked as a special education aide at Mott High School, a position she found very fulfilling. Judy was an active member of the school board, serving as president for several years. Summer camping and fishing trips to Mobridge were special times with Larry. Over the years, her interests included reading, bowling, playing bridge and she never met a puzzle she couldn't solve. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans for all of her children and grandchildren. "Grandma" always looked forward to precious times spent with the grandchildren in their various activities.

Judy is survived by five sons, Ward (Lisa) of Bismarck, Todd (Jennifer) of Murrieta, CA, Ty (Sherry) of Bismarck, Steve (Mary Kae) of Bismarck, and Daren (Kristie) of Fargo; six grandchildren, Andrea (James) Jensen, Allison (Tyler) McDougall, Kayla (Troy) Dockter, Kamela Kelsch, Abby Kelsch, Drew Kelsch; and two great grandchildren, Clark and Dax.

She was preceded in death by her husband Larry and her parents.