Dennis J. Kelley, 69, of Colona, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. Private graveside services are planned. Schroder Mortuary, Colona is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1943, in Moline, the son of Edward H. and Tillie M. Gohn Kelley. He married Betty Roesner on Feb. 19, 1972, in Green River. She died in January 2012. He worked for John Deere Harvester as a tractor driver, retiring in 1993 after 30 years of service. Dennis loved to fish.
Survivors include nephew and nieces, Stan (Sue) Roesner of Geneseo; Lori Bruning of Matherville; Julie (Mike) Fowler of Illinois City; Holly Carlson of Matherville; Marykae (Mike) Cameron of Altona; brothers and sisters, Gary (Donna) Kelley; Iona Heller; Betty Quist and Lana (Grady) Guyton. He was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Edward, Keith, Darrell and Eugene Kelley; and sisters, Donna Rosenow and Beatrice Garcia.