Gregory Joseph Kezele


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday August 29, 2022



11:00 AM -
Monday August 29, 2022


Gregory Joseph Kezele, age 71 of Hudson, WI, formerly from the Iron Range, passed away August 22, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Greg was born on October 25, 1950 in Grand Rapids, MN to Joseph and Marcella (Kasper) Kezele. He graduated from Nashwauk-Keewatin High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Bemidji State University. Greg was united in marriage to Mary Brown on November 24, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keewatin. Having been married on the day after Thanksgiving, Greg continued to recognize the day after Thanksgiving as their anniversary. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Elissa who he loved and cherished. Greg discovered his passion for helping people and became an advocate and counselor for people with disabilities. He later owned and successfully operated multiple Subway restaurants. Greg truly loved being outdoors and enjoyed spending his time hunting with his grandson and dog, fishing, and camping with his family. He cherished the memories shared with his granddaughter of taking her to parks and playgrounds when she was little. Greg was fond of animals and cherished the companionship of his dogs, Maggie for hunting, and Bella for cuddles.

Greg will remain in the hearts of his wife of 49 years, Mary; daughter, Elissa (Derek) Golden; grandchildren, Noah and Emma Golden; sisters, Myrna (William) Wilson and Karen Kezele; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marcella (Kasper) Kezele.

A memorial service to celebrate Greg’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Greg’s service will be livestreamed, follow this link to view the service. Private interment.


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