Gene Kelly, 68, of Fargo, ND, died on August 29, 2019. Gene had been managing several medical conditions for many years. He passed away at Essentia Health CCU, Fargo, ND. During his hospital and nursing home stays this summer, he was surrounded by family and friends. His wife Eva was with him and held his hand as he peacefully passed away.

Gene was born on April 4, 1951 in Fargo, ND. The son of Edward and Mary Kelly, he was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1969 and North Dakota State University in 1973. Gene dated Eva Hilber throughout high school and college. They were married at St Anthony of Padua Church in Fargo on August 3, 1974. Gene worked as an Area Sales Manager for the General Electric Company from 1973 to 2002.

Gene is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eva; daughter, Laura (Mark) Bakken, Grand Forks, ND; daughter, Katherine Kelly, Minneapolis, MN, son, Patrick Kelly, Fargo, and son Tony (Amy) Kelly, Kapolei, Hawaii; grandchildren, Brady & Jake Bakken, Grand Forks, ND; Sean Kelly-Williamson, Minneapolis, MN; and Jack Kelly, Kapolei, Hawaii.

He is also survived by his siblings; John (Connie) Kelly, Perham, MN, Richard (Connie) Kelly, Chandler, Arizona; Betty (Steve) Baldwin, Gold Canyon, Arizona; and LuAnn Oakley, Gold Canyon, Arizona; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph (Nancy) Hilber, Pelican Rapids, MN; Anne (Albert) Nephew, Duluth, MN; Tom (Cheryl) Hilber, St Paul, MN; Tony Hilber, Brighton, CO; Bernard (Steph) Hilber, Simi Valley, CA; Richard Hilber, St Paul, MN; Theresa Hilber, Vadnais Heights, MN; Peggy (Peter) Mielke, Mahtomedi, MN; and Jody (Duane) Roman, Osceola, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Mary Kelly.

The family would like to give its heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care Gene received at;

Essentia Health, Rosewood on Broadway, Davita Dialysis Center, and 1 Priority Transportation.

A celebration of Life for Gene will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Boulger Celebration Center in Fargo, ND at 2pm. Visitation will be held at Boulgers from 1-2pm.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Francis Thrift Store, Fargo, ND.