Gary K Kelsch

1963 ~ 2023

Obituary Photo for Gary K Kelsch < >


Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
Mar 19, 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Luncheon

4568 S Holladay Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 19, 2023 3:30 PM


Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
Mar 20, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sharing of Memories

Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
Mar 20, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E 4580 S, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 20, 2023 12:00 PM

Gary K Kelsch (Gig) age 59, passed away March 13, 2023 in his home, surrounded by loving family. He died from diabetes related complications.
Gig was born September 10, 1963. He was the 3rd of 13 children born to Gary M Kelsch and Renee Kunz Kelsch.

Although he never finished the 9th grade, Gig was a very intelligent and skilled man. It was said more than once, that "if Gig couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed". He was rough and gruff on the outside but had a kind and loving heart on the inside. Gig was someone you could count on. He was an honest, trustworthy and protective man. Over the years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, motorcycle riding and traveling.

Gig worked 36 years at Fashion Cabinets doing everything from sweeping the parking lot, chopping wood, driving long haul truck, being
a salesman, bill collector, and sales manager. In 2014 he started Wildcat Coatings with his older brother, Lou.

Gig found and married his perfect match, Lillian Jessop Kelsch, on January 10, 1997. Together they had one perfect daughter, Hannah J Kelsch, and two wonderful sons, Gary Rone Kelsch (age 15) and Lucian James Kelsch (age 7). He loved his family.

Gig is survived by his wife, two sons, his other mothers Faye and Linda, many brothers and sisters, and is preceeded in death by his daughter Hannah, Father Gary, Mother Renee, brother Steven, sisters Vio and Natalie, Father- in-law James Jessop and Mother-in-law Nan Jessop.

Viewing Sunday March 19, 2023 from 12:00-3:00 pm will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E Dimple Dell Rd (10600 S) Sandy, UT

3:30 pm Luncheon following Sunday's viewing at 4568 S Holladay Blvd.

Viewing Monday March 20, 2023 from 9:00-10:30 am. A time for sharing of memories, the family prayer and casket closing will be from 10:30-11:30 am again held at Larkin Sunset Gardens.

Burial Monday March 20th at 12:00 pm at Elysian Burial Gardens
1075 E 4580 S Salt Lake City, UT.


I've known Gary approximately 6 or 7 years ago. With all our interactions together he always seemed like a very honorable, honest and straightforward person. He hydro dipped a gun for me that I will cherish forever. It is definitely one of a kind as he was.

- Mark Groenig

So sorry to hear 🌹

- Dan Kelsch

Uncle Gig was always so passionate about the things and people in his life and would do anything for them, especially his boys. I’m so glad for the time we got to spend with him.

- PJ Kelsch

Well looking back, I see that I've known Gig in one capacity or another for most all of my life!

I recall many hunting trips with Gig and his brothers! Many good times there!!

He is one person that disagreeing with was easier if you kept it to yourself, but he was very intelligent and educated just not in the academic way.

God rest your soul brother!
Until we meet again.

- Bob Jessop