Dagmar Kelley


Graveside services for Dagmar Elizabeth Kelley, 90, was held Saturday, Dec. 22 at Prairie Rest Cemetery near Guernsey with Father Andrew Duncan officiating.
A viewing was held at Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel in Wheatland on Friday, Dec. 21.
Dagmar died Saturday, Dec. 15 at Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland.
Dagmar was born on Sunday, Dec. 2, 1928 in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Andrew H. and Dagmar (Whetermark) Jozwik. She was reared and educated in El Paso, graduating on May 28, 1947 from Ysleta High School. She joined the United States Army on Oct. 8, 1948 and was stationed in Hildberg, Germany. After she was discharged on June 6, 1951, she married Sterling Kelley.  They lived in Casper and Lance Creek before they moved to Guernsey in 1975, where they made their home. Dagmar owned and operated Dagmar’s Greenhouse in Guernsey and a flower shop in Wheatland. She later worked as a nurse’s aide for ten years at the nursing home in Wheatland. She was an active member of the Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 and Auxiliary. Her hobbies included fishing, crocheting, sewing, especially dresses for Colleen, hunting, and cooking.
Dagmar is survived by her children, Colleen (William) Conner and Shawn (Joy Oliver) Kelley both of Guernsey; brothers, Paul Jozwik and Francis (Phyllis) Jozwik both of Casper; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Jozwik on Jan. 13, 1974; mother, Dagmar Jozwik on Oct. 14, 1990; husband, Sterling Kelley on May 13, 1991; children, Deirdre Ness and Michael Kelley; and brother, Joe Jozwik.
Serving as pallbearers were Chris Conner, Shawn Conner, Dakota Conner, Bill Conner, Steve Kelley, and Chris Juarez.
Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Sterling Kelley, Paul Jozwik, and Francis Jozwik.
A reception followed the service at the Guernsey VFW.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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