February 28, 2013


Alice Kelly, 93, of Carroll, and formerly of Lake View, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.

Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir with John Wagner as soloist.

Christian symbols will be placed by Alice's children and her sister Helen Wieland. Lectors for the Mass will be Alice's children Kevin Kelly and Michael Kelly.

Alice's son Dennis Kelly will deliver the eulogy. Gift bearers will be Alice's children Kathleen Reinhardt and Tim Kelly and Alice's great-grandchildren.

Honorary casket bearers will be Norm Schulz, Mike Berger, Eric Berger, Jim McGuire, Pat McGuire, Andrew Humphrey, Troy Kasperbauer, Tom Kasperbauer and Sam Kasperbauer.

Casket Bearers will be Alice's grandsons Dan Kelly, Mike Kelly, Pat Kelly, Tim Millage, Randy Reinhardt, Nick Reinhardt and Tim Reinhardt. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Wall Lake Cemetery. The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard for the funeral Mass.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 9 a.m. Friday when visitation will resume.

Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary.

Online condolences may be left for Alice's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Nov. 26, 1919, at rural Fonda, Alice Kathryn was a daughter of John and Laura (Quirk) Finegan.

Alice developed her well-mannered ways under the auspices of the nuns at St. Angela Academy in Carroll. She developed love of life and propensity to befriend everybody that came in reach of her storytelling ability.

On Feb. 4, 1946, Alice married Arnold Kelly at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carroll. They had five children: Mike, Tim, Denny, Kevin and Kathleen.

Alice helped her husband with the Ford Garage at Lake View for 35 years where they partnered with Mel and Ginny Broich.

Alice was proud of her family's Irish heritage and still holding down the Finegan name to this day is Alice's sister Helen Finegan Wieland who can be caught cruising the halls of St Anthony Nursing home at the age of 96.

Alice was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll and St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children: Michael Finegan Patrick Kelly of Bloomington, Minn., Timothy Joseph Kelly and wife Lonnie of Farmington, Minn., Dennis William Kelly of Johnston, Kevin Arnold Kelly and wife Carol of Agency, and Kathleen Reinhardt and husband Bob of Lakeville, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Wieland of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives and many friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arnold in December 1992; and her brother, Merle John Finegan.