John Patrick Kielty died peacefully on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the age of 77 at the Galeon in Osakis with his beloved sister, Linda by his side. Everyone who knew him will miss his sparkling blue eyes and sincere smile. John was born on December 9, 1944, in Minneapolis to Sylvester and Emma (Kobs) Kielty. Struck by a devastating illness as an infant, John is now freed from his limited mind and tortured body to be the man he was created to be. After leaving Faribault State Hospital, he lived for 25 years at the REM homes in Hoffman, MN where he enjoyed friends and community outings. He loved being active and working in the yard of wherever he lived.
He joins his parents, Sylvester and Emma; older sister, Beverly (Victor) Wimmer; brother, Timothy Kielty; and special aunt, Margaret Kobs in heaven with Jesus. John is survived by his sisters, Gretchen (Robert) Condon of Rochester; Linda Kielty of Long Prairie; Jean Kielty of Chicago; brothers, Thomas (Gloria) Kielty of Fort Myers, FL, Terrence (Joyce) Kielty of Montgomery, and Dennis (Cheryl) Kielty of North Branch; sister-in-law, Jan Kielty of San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday, December 27, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Anthony Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
Memorials are preferred to the Galeon in Osakis.