William J. Kiely Sr.
Kiely, William J., Sr. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. Beloved husband of Martha Kiely (nee Fields); dear father of William J., Jr., Sean and Timothy (Becky); dear grandfather of Kristin, Sean, Amy, Bryan, Shannon, Caleb and Danielle; great-grandfather of Landon, Brandon, Rosemary, Jenna, Mckenzie and Chloe. Last remaining founder of Rakkasan Judo Club. William joined the Army at 16 yrs. old and later enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star for valor during the Korean War. Services: Memorial Visitation at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Thurs., Feb. 17 4-8 p.m. Private Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the VFW. Online guestbook at www.hutchensmortuary.com
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 16, 2011
Bill Kiely was a funny guy. All of us who got to train with him will miss him. I still have my original Rakkasans membership card that he signed.
Senesi William “Bill” Kiely received the USMAA “Golden Life Award” in 2000.