He was born in Spokane, WA on February 13, 1935.
Jim worked in the restaurant supply business for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; two sons, Scott R Kelling (Michelle), Patrick J Kelling (Tammi) Stevensville MT; two step sons, Randy Stockton (Cindy) Puyallup WA, Robert Stockton; and two step daughters, Lisa Friesen (Mike) and Karen Behm (Ken); 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Kelling (Arlene) from Kamiah ID.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Ferguson; brothers-in-law, David Peters (Joan), Allen Peters; and sister in law, Mary Peters (George).
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Deaconess and Valley Hospital who provided the special care given to Jim his last months of life.
A memorial will be held at the club house at 19029 E. Boone Ave on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:30p.m.
Donations may be made in Jim’s honor to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.
RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA.
Online guest book available at www.riplingers.com