Christine Jane Kelly
1949 - 2021
Christine Jane Kelly

Largo, FL - Christine Jane Kelly, Largo, FL, was born in Kewaunee on 6/18/1949 to the late Kenneth and Carol (Marr) Tess. She passed away peacefully at home from ALS with her daughters by her side January 31, 2021. Burial date to be determined. She graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School and Kewaunee High School in 1967. Chris retired in 2015 from Freedom Scientific BLV Group, LLC, St Petersburg FL where for the last 14 years she was Benefits & Payroll Administrator. She held similar jobs for most of the rest of her life.

She is survived by her husband Emory Kelly of Largo FL; daughters Christine (Matt) Heiderich, Parker CO; Wendy Kelly, Colorado Springs CO; and Mandy Kelly, Lone Tree CO; 3 granddaughters Lauren Holzer, Whitney Kelly, Sydnei Holzer and a great grandson Jacob all of Colorado. She is further survived by a brother Roger Tess and fiancé Patricia, Tucson AZ; nephew Richard (Tracie) Tess, great nephew Oliver Tess, Redlands CA and sister Janet (Bill) Forst, nephew Sherwood Forst, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by son Andy, sister Karen Tess Badger, brother-in-law Kyle Badger, sister-in-law Janice Larson Tess, and nephews Russell & Robert Tess.

Published by Kewaunee County Star-News from Feb. 4 to Feb. 13, 2021.
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Chris was always fun and outgoing in High School and at Class Reunions. She cherished her friends which accounted for why she drove from FL to Kewaunee WI for so many Class of 67 Reunions.
Terry Slack
February 15, 2021
Chris always worked hard. When she was in high school she worked at Von's Studio. In later years she did bookkeeping and payroll for other companies. What she didn't know, her grandfather was the bookkeeper and payroll person for the logging camps in the late1800' in the UP of Michigan. So the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Janet Forst
February 14, 2021
I remember Chris as being fun-loving, quick to smile and she was a kind person to me. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Margie Stodola Larsen
February 14, 2021
I was in the same classes as Chris at Holy Rosary school & several classes in high school. She was always very nice & always had a smile for everyone.
My condolences & prayers to the family.
Mark Jelinek
Mark Jelinek
February 14, 2021
I graduated with Chris from Kewaunee High School. She was a terrific friend and all around good person. My deepest sympathy.
Kay Remmel (Kenney)
Kay Remmel
February 14, 2021
Your little sister, Janet
February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021
My sympathy to Chris’s family. I have fond memories of our friendship in high school, which included more than a little mischief! She will be missed.
Sandy Krohn Fager
February 12, 2021
My heartfelt condolences for the family. Chris was a classmate and a friend. She will be missed.
Mary Kay and Bill Shaw
February 11, 2021
From a classmate of '67, my condolences to the family of Chris
Ed Shedlosky
February 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Linda Euclide
February 6, 2021
Dear Mom,

I am grateful that you provided a home for me. Our time together, the family you gave me, the adventures, the great memories created along with unforeseen life altering events contributed to me being me. I am forever grateful and blessed to have had you in my life. I pray heaven is everything you could imagine and even more, that your with your loved ones, especially Andy and that you get a chance to meet my birth Mom. She was incredible just like you. I am so thankful you are no longer suffering, are finally at peace and surrounded by God’s love! You are missed and always in my heart.
Love you,
Your daughter
Christine Heiderich
February 5, 2021
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