Alex Kelsch


Alex Kelsch, 88, passed away January 28, 2023, peacefully at a Bismarck Hospital surrounded by family. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 2, at Church of St. Anne’s in Bismarck.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 1st, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a Rosary and Vigil service at 7:00 PM

Alex was born May 8th, 1934, in Linton, North Dakota.  He was the son of Frank and Mary (Wingerter) Kelsch.

On October 25th, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mary Krumm. He was a member of Local 49 Operator’s Union and worked for Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center until his retirement.

He is survived by 5 children, Linda Kelsch of New York, Mary (Bill) Davis of Bismarck, Jim (Nancy) Kelsch of Wisconsin, Sharon Boehm of Bismarck, and Jenny Keim of Jamestown; 13 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.  He had a special friend, Mavis Burt.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and 6 sisters and 2 brothers.  He was the last living sibling.

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Sorry for your loss of your dad. Sending condolences to you and your family.
Love, paul, Maude, mark and Matt

Dear Linda and family,
Our Deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers..
Maria & Enzo and Family.

Jess, Joda, Mary and Bill
We are so sorry for your loss just know our thoughts and prayers are will you all.

My deepest sympathies… Mary and Sharon, Jessica my thoughts and prayers are with you

Sending so much love and prayers for you Linda and your entire family! We love you! Love, Steph, Carlos and the girls.

To The Kelsch Family,
The last two times we were in Bismarck, We spent time with Uncle Alex. We had a great conversion at Uncle Phil’s and Aunt Cecilia’s 60th wedding anniversary. He will be truly be missed, he defiantly was and is a great Uncle.
Laurie and Bill Ternes

Sorry for your loss!
Alex was our cousin but the special person that he was, we called him uncle Alex. Alex, Mary and their family were some of our closest friends when we moved to Bismarck in 1965. Thank you for being a great “Uncle” and friend to our family.
The Egiedy&Peggy Kelsch Family

My deepest sympathies to you, Sharon and Mary, and your family on the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maggie and I send our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Grandfather.

You and your family have our deepest condolences. The love and strength of your family will help you during this time of grief. May the memories support you in your time of sadness. Sending big hugs.
Debbie & Paul