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Stephen E. Kelm


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Stephen E. Kelm

Born: June 29, 1948

Died: August 31, 2018

Stephen E. Kelm, age 70, of St. Charles, IL, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born June 29, 1948 in Joliet, IL.

Steve is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lennis (Myers) Kelm; his two children, David (Amber) Kelm of St. Charles and Jennifer (Carl) Kelm Sergio of Chicago; four grandchildren, Brooke, Ethan and Natalie Kelm and Vivienne Sergio; a sister, Pat O'Brien of Sycamore; several generations of nieces and nephews; and his devoted dog, Hank.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Evelyn (Kroeger) Kelm; his brothers, Gary and John Kelm; his grandparents, Otto and Anna (Henry) Kelm and Wilhelm and Amanda (Ahrens) Kroeger; several aunts and uncles, and a nephew.

Funeral services have already been held.

Following a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2005, Steve fought a long battle over the ensuing thirteen years. Along the way, he made tremendous friends through treatment, five of whom were dubbed "The Brotherhood" and provided substantial support to one another and their spouses. Donations can be made in Steve's memory to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at join.manyvscancer.org/memorial/in-memory-of-steve-kelm.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Sept. 13, 2018
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