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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NWA Capt. Stephen Michael Kelly

(note:  Steve possibly flew commercially for North Central/Republic/Northwest....thx/C)

NWA Capt. Stephen Michael Kelly
November 17, 1949 ~ February 5, 2017

Notification with the passing of Northwest pilot Captain Steve Kelly, age 67.  My information is limited but Captain Kelly’s obituary indicates he retired from flying in 2005.  He is survived by his wife Vicky Robinson, his children and many other family members.
The online obituary and guestbook may still be viewed at http://www.huntandson.com/home/obituary/4103390 
Additional information/corrections are always appreciated.....we will be sure to pass along any updates received.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary......................... Stephen Michael Kelly
Steve Kelly, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Chelsea, Michigan.
He was born November 17, 1949, at Crawfordsville, to Bill and Wanda (Jones) Kelly. He married the love of his life, Vicky Robinson on Aug. 24, 1974.
Steve had a passion for flying and pursued this while he was in college at Indiana University in Bloomington. He learned to fly by washing airplanes at a regional airport to get flying lessons. After graduating with a degree in Business, he flew corporate jets for Inland Container and Wendy's and eventually flew commercial jets as a pilot and a captain for what became Northwest Airlines. He retired from flying in 2005.
He also had a love for farming and grew up helping out on his grandparent's farm in Crawfordsville. This inspired him to buy a farm in Manchester, Michigan, in 1995 where he lived until his passing.
Steve was energetic person with a great sense of humor and a generous nature who loved meeting new people whether it was through farming or his other passion of riding motorcycles. He would ride with friends and rode with his father and brother when he was in high school.
He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the NRA and enjoyed collecting guns and reading. He was also recently invited to join the Quiet Bird-man, a private pilots association and was very excited to be pinned with his wings in December.
Steve is survived by his wife; his children, James and Amanda of Michigan; his mother; brother David (Michele), Waxahachie, Texas; sister, Beth Kelly (Joe Rogers) of Atlanta, Georgia; and a niece and nephew, Joy and Michael. Steve is preceded in death by his father.
Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home. Services will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Mike Whitacre officiating. Graveside services to follow at the Oak Hill North Cemetery, Oak Hill Road, Crawfordsville.
To share memories of Steve or offer online condolences visit www.huntandson.com 

.Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) - Monday, February 13, 2017

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