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Jack R. Kelton

June 26, 1928 December 9, 2011
Jack R. Kelton
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Jack Rayburn Kelton, 83, died peacefully Friday, December 9, 2011, at Frederic Nursing and Rehab in Frederic, WI.

Mr. Kelton was born on June 26, 1928 in Ovalo,Texas. He married Mabel C. Ellsworth of Carlsbad, New Mexico on December 19, 1947. Jack and Mabel lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico and Abilene, Texas until 1966 when they moved to Spring Lake Township, in the Shakopee, MN area.

In 1984, Jack and Mabel moved back to Tuscola, Texas where they lived until the death of Mabel in 2001. In 2002, Jack moved to Frederic, WI to be close to his children.

Mr. Kelton was a World War II Naval Veteran. Most of his life he worked as a welder, electrician, and ended his career as an owner of a Television Service and Repair Shop in Shakopee, MN.

Survivors include two sons, Charles (Dorothy) Kelton, of Chanhassen, MN and James (Rebecca) Kelton of Chisago City, MN; three daughters, Rosemary (Bruce) Kelton-Convick of Shakopee, MN, Janet (Charlie) Kelton-Wolden of Frederic, WI and Peggy Kelton of Frederic, WI; one sister, Faye Borchardt of Jordan, MN; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mabel; his parents, Iris and Edna Kelton of Tuscola, Texas; and one brother, Waylon Kelton of Houston, Texas.

A family graveside service will be held in Tuscola, Texas.

Online condolences may be left at or Please continue to check these websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with arrangements.
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