Kelly Lee Case, 57, of Charlevoix, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at his home. He was born on August 16, 1964 in Ludington, MI, the son of John and Alice (Kewaygoshkun) Case.
Kelly was raised in Charlevoix and has called it home for most of his life. After some troubled years, Kelly turned to the Lord and turned his life around for the better. He has been sober for 15 years, and was very proud of that accomplishment.
He worked as a carpenter for many years in the area. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed pole fishing, playing his guitar and harmonica, studying the bible, travelling across the US, and taking nature walks. Kelly was a kind soul, always putting others before himself and could strike up a conversation with just about anyone. He was an Elder for The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and he also took part in many pow wows over the years. Kelly was also a lover of animals, especially his beloved ferret, Philbert.
Kelly is survived by his life companion, Brenda (Shiloh) Murray; his daughter, Cheyenne Case of Peshabestown; his brother, John Case of Benzonia; two sisters, Valerie (Keith) Crampton of Prudenville and Dawn Evans of White Cloud; and three grandchildren, Jaxxon Robbins, Jayden Robbins, and Jenica Gipson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Timothy Evans; his sister, Jackie Scheidler; and two sons, Jack Jacobs and Kelly Case Jr.
A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Kelly’s home, 6959 Bellows Lane, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com