Kelly Graves
Kelly Graves
  • January 17, 1972 - April 18, 2017
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

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We regret to announce the death of Kelly H. Graves on April 18, 2017.

Kelly passed away suddenly at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of Kirk and Kendra (Goecke) Graves of San Antonio, Texas; father of Alexa Elizabeth Graves of Nebraska; brother of Jamie Thomas of Colleyville, Texas; brother-in-law to Brian Thomas; uncle to their children, Ella, Leah and Sophia; nephew to Paul and Penny Moehn of Des Moines, Iowa; nephew to Deb Ewoldt of Marshalltown, Iowa, Jeff and Nancy Goecke of State Center, Iowa and Bryan and Lisa Sievers of Stockton, Iowa. He had numerous cousins and friends.

Kelly was born January 17, 1972 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He then lived with his family in Chicago and Belgium before moving back to St. Paul and eventually residing in Minneapolis. He graduated from Tartan High School in Maplewood, Minnesota, where he was an outstanding tennis athlete. Following high school he attended Mankato State College and earned many certificates from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He took his love and talent for computers and started his own business, Graves IT.

Kelly was an unselfish and kind person, dearly loving his family and friends. He devoted himself to the love of his life, his daughter, Alexa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, 1209 Iowa Ave W., Marshalltown, Iowa 50158, on April 29, 2017. A brief memorial service will begin at 4pm with a visitation following until 6PM.