Kellett Sr., John “Jack” Edward, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013. He was 79 years old. John Edward Kellett, Sr. was born March 9, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late John D. and Virginia (Kurbeck) Kellett. He married Ivalene “Ivy” on January 17, 2013 in Redondo Beach, California; she survives him. Jack proudly served the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, serving in Germany as tank driver. After his honorable discharge, he then worked for General Motors for 43 years and 7 months, until his retirement in 1996. While employed at General Motors, he also owned and operated a one-of-a-kind hobby shop, “Nanny’s”, where he provided magic tricks, novelties, and theatrical equipment. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, collecting die cast cars, woodworking, model trains, but family get-togethers were his number one priority. Surviving are wife of 55 years, Ivalene; six children, John (Pam), Todd (Dolores), James (Toni), Deanna (fiancé, Bob), Randy (Connie), and Kelly (Jennifer); 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Marsha) Bennett and David (Martha) Kellett; three sisters, Virginia (Donald) Lyons, Bonnie (Lou) Blank, and Sandra Devito; and many other family members and friends. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at noon at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State Street). Pastor Paul Hinz will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of Hope, the American Cancer Society, or the American Legion Post #439. Please share your thoughts and memories with Jack’s family at the funeral home or online at