Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Wanda E. Kell
Date of Death: May, 05 2013
Wanda E. Kell, 87, Wilson, passed away early Sunday morning May 5, 2013 at her son's home in Burlington, WI where she was residing. She was born on April 20, 1926 in La Branche, the daughter of the late Jacob and Victoria (Kulack) Welch. On March 20, 1948, Wanda married Norman Kell. After they were married, they lived in Milwaukee, WI before making their permanent home in Wilson. Norman preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by her daughter: Jill (Scott) Smith of Cypress, CA and son: Curtis (Gina) Kell of Burlington, WI, three grandchildren: Amanda, Megan and Courtney Kell all of Burlington, WI, a special friend: Karl Kell, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers: George, Joseph and Walter, and five sisters: Julia, Mary, Anna, Blanch and Victoria.
Friends may call from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Wanda E. Kell will follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Bergquist officiating. Burial will take place in the Wilson Cemetery following the services.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Wanda Kell's name and a memorial will be decided by her family.
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  • "Jill, Kirk & family: We offer you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. Even though we did not know Wanda for a long time both of us really enjoyed her energy, smile, and above all her desire to laugh. Again our deepest sympathy. Wanda we will miss you especially in Yuma. Remember when we meet again Hubert will bring his dancing shoes so that you two can have a polka. Wanda had a deep desire to please, so remember we will all meet again. Deepest sympathy, Eileen & Hubert Honeycotte Long Lake, Alberta, Canada, & Yuma Az. "
    -Eileen & Hubert Honeycotte

  • "Curt, Gina, Jill and Scott - I'm so sorry for you loss. I remember Wanda well, growing up just down the road from her and Norman. We had so many memorable dinners at their house and such fun times at their camp. Norman and Wanda were my third set of grandparents and always attended birthdays, holidays, and school functions. I feel blessed that Wanda was a part of my childhood. You have my deepest sympathy. "
    -Becky Fazer

  • "Jill and Curt and families, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mom. She was such a wonderful lady."
    -Cate Lungerhausen Rhino

  • "I was very sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. I met her only a few times, but she smiled a lot and loved her family and friends very much. She was a wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you."
    -Amy (Kell) Kinsler, grand-daughter of Karl Kell

  • "Jill and Curt....Our deepest sympathy goes out to you on the passing of your mom. You are in our prayers. "
    -Carol & Mike Kleikamp

  • "Dear Jill,Curt, and family:Wanda was always such a good friend in Yuma We have so many good memories of her. Her love of music and enjoying things that went on in the park. She enjoyed the knitting group and did some pretty sweaters.She knew all the hymns sang at the church services, loved to dance and one lady said Wanda danced her way to heaven.Will always remember a get together of the Canadians and she came in waving her little American flag. We will remember her always. Love Dody and Clayton"
    -Dody and Clayton Dunn

  • "Dear Jill , Curt and family: Wanda was a good friend to us 20 winters in Yuma. We always enjoyed her she was an easy lady to be a neighbor too. She loved her family so much, I think music came next . She loved to dance and enjoyed a good polka. She knew every hymn that was sang in church .One lady said "She danced her way to Heaven". She enjoyed the knitting group and made some lovely sweaters for the less fortunate. She loved her home in Wilson and enjoyed the camp and her flowers she had so many interests. One of my happiest thoughts of Wanda was we had a group of Canadians in one day and when Wanda came in the door she was carrying her little American flag. She will be missed so much. all our sympathy and love. Dody and Clayton Dunn. Penticton B.C. Canada"
    -Dody and Clayton Dunn

  • "Dear Jill, Curt,and family:Wanda was a special friend for 20 winters in Yuma; We had many fun times and quiet times too.She was an easy lady to be a neighbor with. She loved her family so much and was always happy with any pictures of the grandchildren and wanting to share them. Music was a great love also and she could sing every hymn at the church services. She loved a good fast polka and most other dances as one lady said Wanda danced her way to Heaven. . She enjoyed the knitting group and many nice sweaters for the less fortunate. My most special memory of her was the day I had some Canadians in and of course Wanda was invited she came smiling in waving her little American flag;.She certainly gave us aall a good laugh. She was a happy lady and will be so missed but hopefully all your happy memories of her will help. All our love Dody and Clayton Dunn"
    -Dolores Dunn

  • "Dear Jill & Curt, I am so sad for the loss of your Mom. She was my favorite Aunt. Taught me many things my mother didn't. You were fortunate to have her with you all these years ........ Every time I make pasties I think of Aunt Wanda.... Love you guys..... ~Sherry "
    -Sherry Bidney

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