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Joseph Michael Kelleher

December 22, 1929 January 4, 2020
Joseph Michael Kelleher
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Obituary for Joseph Michael Kelleher

Joseph Kelleher, 90, passed away at his home in Great Falls on January 4, 2020.

Joe was born in Monarch, MT and raised and educated in Great Falls. Joe entered the workforce at an early age, working various jobs. He worked for the Anaconda Copper, several mines in Butte, MT, and moved to Nevada, where he worked at and retired from FMC Gold Co.

In 1948, Joe married Shirley Lindsey in Fort. Benton. Together they had five children. Joe was very proud of his children and proud of his mining heritage. He enjoyed telling stories and taking daily walks in Benefis where he made many great friends. Joe also liked working on older trucks. He could get anything running.

Joe is survived by his two daughters, Tonya Wandke and Kaylee Kelleher; Nettie Trusty, whom he raised; brothers, Dennis and Jimmy Kelleher; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; sons, Danny and Ranny Kelleher; daughter, Carlena Francis; brothers, Pat, Jerry, and Johnny Kelleher; and sister, Martha Faceon.

Joe will be truly missed by all who loved him. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peace Hospice of Great Falls.

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2:00 PM 1/8/2020 2:00:00 PM
Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel

1410 13th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405

Reception to follow burial after service.

Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel
1410 13th Street South Great Falls 59405 MT
United States

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