Bert W. Kelso, age 77, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 9:54 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at his home.
He was born on November 5, 1941, in Dahinda, Illinois the son of Wilbert and Naomi (Kasparie) Kelso. On April 15, 1960, he married Brenda J. Blackwell in Dahinda, Illinois. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2016. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Connie Godfrey of Galesburg, Illinois, and Russell Kelso of Galesburg, Illinois; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Henry “Hank” (Phyllis) Kelso of East Galesburg, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sereta Jefferson and three brothers, Lester, Glen, and Frances. Bert was employed by Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, Illinois for thirty years, retiring in 2005 as a Pressman. He enjoyed attending yard sales, antiquing and a collector of everything.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes, 120 South Public Square, Knoxville, Illinois 61448. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois is assisting the family with their wishes. On-condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com