Earl Kelm Earl Kelm, a long time resident of Tulare County, passed away in Visalia, California on July 10, 2014, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Pauline (Witt) Kelm (2014) who he had been married to for 58 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Ronald and Suzy Kelm of Visalia, CA; Mark and Theresa Kelm of Visalia, CA; and Carolyn and Mike Enos of Modesto, CA. Sadly missed by his 5 grandchildren Matthew Kelm; Danielle Saenz; Christopher and Jason Kelm; and Kimberly Enos. He also had 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of his only living sister Erna and Jerry Charest. Predeceased by his 2 sisters Lorraine Crisp and Anna Cassella, 4 brothers Ralph, Richard, Freddie and William Kelm. Earl proudly served as an Infantryman with the United States Army, during World War II. He served his country from 1941 to 1945 in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was active with the Avenue of Flags, VFW and AMVETS organizations, as well as Grace Lutheran Church in Visalia. He also volunteered for the Visalia Police Department, as well as being a Tulare County Sheriff's department volunteer. He worked as an electrician with the Southern California Edison Company for over 38 years. Graveside services will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Visalia Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to salseranddillard.com. Any donations on his behalf can be made to the Children's Hospital Central California. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Visalia District Cemetery at 9 AM with burial at Visalia District Cemetery. A memorial tribute may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
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Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel
127 East Caldwell Avenue Visalia, CA 93277
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on July 16, 2014