Daniel Lee Kelley, the son of Richard Amos and Doris Ann (Ford Cornell) Kelley, was born Jan. 27, 1947, in Pekin, Ill. Dan graduated from the Oskaloosa Senior High School in 1965 and from the University of Iowa in 1970.
On Feb. 25, 1967, Dan was united in marriage with Dianna Maddy. Dan worked as a nursing home administrator, serving the needs of his residents and staff. Dan served on the Iowa Board of Examiners for nursing homes. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served on the Newton Community School Board in the mid 1980s. Church was very important to Dan and he enjoyed his time with the Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchChurch family. Dan loved people. He loved his family, and oh yes, he loved dogs. He was very giving and would do anything he could to help others. Dan enjoyed his trips to the casino, eating out, watching movies, watching The Young and the Restless, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and New England Patriots and taking family trips to Kansas City Royals games. He especially cherished his time with his grandson, Trevor, as they played chess and he watched him play sports.
Dan died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home in Newton. He was 73 years old. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Richard in 2011. Those left to honor Dan’s memory include his son, Dan Kelley; his daughter, Kathie Klonglan; his grandson, Trevor Konglan; his ex-wife, Dianna Kelley; and his companion dog, Sunny.
A Facebook broadcast of the funeral service for Dan will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30 on the Pence-Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. Friends of Dan Kelley may call at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 29. The family will not be present. Memorials may be designated to ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and may be left at the funeral home.