Dave, age 72, of Holt, MI, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was born July 25, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Bourque); his children, Keri (Jason) Mertens, Scott, Laura (Mike) Fox; his grandchildren, Quentin, Eli and Oliver Mertens, Luke and Harley Fox; his brothers, Frank (Jill), Jim (Michelle), Gary, and Dan; his sisters, Karen (Joel) Ledford and Kay (Mike) Tappy; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his son, Darren; his parents, Lowell and Mildred (Kupres); and his brothers, Roger, Dean and Joseph.
Dave and Connie were married for 45 years. They lived in Lansing before moving to Holt in 1986. Dave served in the Army during the Vietnam War. After working for the US Postal Service for 37 years, he retired in 2008. He volunteered for many organizations over the years, the latest being the Give-a-Kid Projects in Holt, where he was Treasurer. He was always willing to help family and friends. Golf, bowling, flying small aircraft, riding his Harley motorcycle, and watching MSU sports were favorite pastimes.
A private family graveside service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Give-a-Kid Projects, P.O. Box 576, Holt, MI 48842, in memory of Dave Kelly.