Georgia Mae Kelm, age 80 of River Falls, passed away August 6, 2019 at Comforts of Home in River Falls. Georgia was born September 16, 1938 in Baldwin, WI to Bernard and Esther (TeHennepe) Bosman. She graduated from Baldwin High School, the Class of 1956. After high school, Georgia furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, obtaining a degree in secondary education. Georgia was united in marriage to Richard Kelm on August 24, 1963 in Baldwin. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Shelly and Jason. Georgia was a Physical Education teacher with the River Falls High School, serving the District for 8 years. She then worked as a manager at the Ben Franklin store in River Falls for many years.
Georgia was outgoing and remained active after her retirement years. She enjoyed working at the poles during the elections, and at the Pierce County Fair as Superintendent of the Home Economics Department. Most important to Georgia was her family. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, making sacrifices for them and always supporting them as their number one fan. Most of all, she loved going to each grandchild’s sporting events. She could always be heard cheering loudly from the sidelines! Her remaining free time was spent making crafts of all types. She also loved tending her flowers and watching birds at her feeders. Georgia’s family will miss their sweet conversations while sharing ice cream treats, her honest heart, and her welcoming smile and little wave, that brought so many lasting and funny memories.
Georgia will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Dick, of nearly 56 years; her son, Jason (Sue) Kelm of Hudson; her beloved grandchildren, Mikayla Hansen, Tanner Kelm, and Gaby Kelm; sister, Ruth Bosman of River Falls; son-in-law, Rick Hansen; other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Esther Bosman; daughter, Shelly Hansen; and sister, Bernice Kimberly.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 225 South Third St., River Falls, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, 202 South Second St., River Falls, with Pastor Kim Suhr officiating. Memorials are preferred to the Rhino’s Foundation or Ezekiel Lutheran Church.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644. www.oconnellfuneralservices.com
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