James M. Kelsch

1936 ~ 2022

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James M. Kelsch passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 21, 2022.

He was born on February 21, 1936, to Louis Alma and Elsa Louisa Meier Kelsch in Salt Lake City, Utah.

James was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a man of integrity. He was loved by all.

Survived by his wife Marian, 39 children, several siblings, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Kunz, wife, Diana Jessop, and a daughter, Holly Kelsch.
We will miss your love, wisdom, and kindness.

A viewing will take place on Friday, November 25, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Graveside Services will be on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, Utah.


We are so sorry about your loss.
He was a really good man to our
Dad and Mom and also to us
Boggess girls. Our prayers are
With you Marian and your family.
Take care. Love you ♥️

- Robyn Boggess mondragon

Love you grandpa

- Duke Spencer Kelsch

What an amazing man, his wisdom , kindness, compassion, love and patience will be greatly missed .

- Carrie Kelsch

Marian and family, we are sorry to hear about Jim. He truly was a great man who would give the shirt off his back. A man of few words and always having a smile on his face! You will be missed! Our family (Boggess girls) thank you for your many many years of friendship, love and support!
Love, Kerrie Boggess Heinecke and family

- Kerrie Boggess Heinecke

Sorry to hear about Jim. We we're on our way to Texas when we heard. We'll see you in December.

- Dan and Kay Jensen

Uncle Jim, you are amazing and have always been an inspiration to me. I love the cheerful way you always said "way good!" When asked how are you doing..

- Garrett B Kelsch