April 3, 1942 — Oct. 15, 2016
Lawrence John (Larry) Kelsey Jr., 74, passed away on October 15, 2016, after nearly a year in a persistent vegetative state following a fall from a roof in November 2015. He is survived by his mother, Meryl; sister, Kay Janssen; children Blake and Nicole Kelsey and Kirsten Schmitt; and grandchildren Andrew, Julia and Garret Kelsey.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, and brother Tim.
Born April 3, 1942, Larry grew up in North Prairie and attended grade school at the one-room Palestine School before graduating from Mukwonago High School. He served in the Navy for four years during the Vietnam War on the aircraft carriers Kitty Hawk and Constellation, and spent a number of years living in Colorado before returning to his home town.