Evonne “Vonnie” Kelly was called home to be with her heavenly father on August 5, 2009 at the age of 62 after a 4 year courageous battle with cancer.
Evonne Diane Reule was born on December 9, 1946 in Carrington, ND to Otto and Magdalena (Sept) Reule. She attended grade school in a country school and graduated from Carrington High School in 1964. She attended Interstate Business College, Fargo, ND.
Evonne was united in marriage to George Kelly on August 9, 1969 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo, ND. They lived in Fargo for their entire married life. The delight of their life came on June 15, 1980 with the birth of their daughter, Amanda Sabrina Norean Kelly. Vonnie worked at various businesses including Northern Water Work Supply and Federal Land Bank before joining George in his accounting and tax business where they worked side by side for many years. In addition, Vonnie formed her own tax practice which she operated until 2006 when sickness forced her to retire.
Vonnie loved being involved in organizations such as the National Secretaries Association, Bowling League, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, CropWalk for the Hungry, Relay for Life, and her joy was organizing the children’s Christmas party with Santa Claus at the Knights of Columbus. She was an “organizer” family picnics, wedding receptions among many others. Her joy was working with other women and sponsoring Santa Claus Day for the children. She was an “organizer”—family picnics, wedding receptions, etc. She loved to be involved and was always willing to lend a hand to her daughter’s school functions, to name a few.
She is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Amanda (fiancé Jason Winter, St. Louis Park, Mn); mother, Magdalena, Harvey, ND; 14 brothers and sisters: Patricia Harrington, Jamestown, ND, Thelma (Bill) Trecker, Jamestown, ND, Marlys Rosemore, Mandan, ND, Gerald (Jean) Reule, Thompson, ND, Stephen Reule, Mandan, ND, Leon Reule, Fargo, Sharon (Rodney) Van Bruggen, Fargo, Wanda (Henry) Lepard, Fargo, Douglas (Sue) Reule, Fargo, Larry Reule, Fargo, Mary (Brian) Ertelt, Dilworth, MN, Barbara Reule, West Fargo, ND, Kelly (Connie) Reule, West Fargo, Cindy (Rick) Sorkness, Fargo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, brothers, Richard and Gustav and a sister, Brenda.
Vonnie will be missed by her family and many friends, but we rejoice that she is not suffering anymore .She is in a better place where pain is no more. We know she will be here, present with us everyday, as she continues to pour out her love onto us.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to any charity of your choice.
The funeral will be at Nativity Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009. There will be a Prayer Service in the church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be one hour before the prayer service in the church and one hour before the funeral in the church. Burial will be at Holy Cross North, Fargo.