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Earnest L. Kelso

February 12, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Earnest Kelso passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on February 12 in Nance County to parents Ora and Goldie Kelso.

Earnest graduated from Emmetsburg, Iowa High School in 1950. He proudly served in the USMC from 1951 to 1954 where he did a year-long tour of duty in Korea as a Field Artillery Control Man. Earnest graduated from Iowa Teacher's College (University of Northern Iowa) with a BA in Math Education. In 1963, he earned his Master's in Math Education from Colorado...

Earnest Kelso passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born on February 12 in Nance County to parents Ora and Goldie Kelso.

Earnest graduated from Emmetsburg, Iowa High School in 1950. He proudly served in the USMC from 1951 to 1954 where he did a year-long tour of duty in Korea as a Field Artillery Control Man. Earnest graduated from Iowa Teacher's College (University of Northern Iowa) with a BA in Math Education. In 1963, he earned his Master's in Math Education from Colorado Teacher's Collage. He spent a lifetime as a teacher, teaching in Toledo, Iowa; Vinton High School in Iowa; Institute of Drafting in Morrison, Illinois; Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa; and in Chariton, Iowa from 1981 until he retired. Earnest married Darlene McMillin in Cedar Falls, Iowa on June 7, 1959. They just recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They had two sons Eric Kelso and Brent Kelso, and were blessed with four granddaughters, Kaitlynn, Abigail, Megan, and Lilly Kelso. After retirement Earnest loved working in his wood shop where he made birdhouses, birdfeeders, and piggy banks. Earnest was also a member of VFW Post 8800 in Startzville, Texas.

Earnest was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Norma Everhard; and his brother, Lomoin Kelso. Earnest is survived by his brother, Ken Kelso; wife, Darlene Kelso, his sons Eric (Petya) Kelso and Brent (Sonja) Kelso; and four granddaughters, Kaitlynn, Megan, Abigail and Lilly Kelso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.