Bill J. Kelso, 63, of Belleville, Ill., born June 8, 1953, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at home.
Bill loved sports, especially baseball, and was very active with his two boys through Khoury League and high school ball. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed playing golf, softball, and going bowling and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren; they were his world and they absolutely adored their pa-pa. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be sorely missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Bud" and Ruth, nee Guetterman, Kelso.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 33 years, Denise, nee Kassing, Kelso of Belleville, Ill.; two sons, Curtis (Desiree) Kelso, of Belle Chasse, La., and Ryan Kelso, of Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Teagan, Hadley, Sawyer, and Lawson; siblings, Gary Kelso, of Belleville, Ill., Rick (Colleen) Kelso, of Belleville, Ill., Sandy (Dan) Disterhaupt, of Foley, Mo., Jim (Karen) Kelso, of Belleville, Ill., and Jerry Kelso, also of Belleville, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to the family or the donor's choice. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Wallace officiating. Interment will be held privately.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 27, 2016