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WESTFIELD, IND - Jack Kelleher, 16, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a 13 month courageous battle with brain cancer. He fought until the very end.
Jack was born on June 4, 2001 and made John Edward Kelleher III and Kristen Runkel Kelleher proud parents. He was also a wonderful big brother and best friend to William David Kelleher and Elizabeth Anne Kelleher.
He was a wonderful grandson to John and Lois Kelleher of Amesbury, Mass. and David and Marcia Runkel of Carmel, Ind. and made Glenn Kelleher of Hampton, N.H. and JR Runkel of Peoria, Illinois both uncles; last but not least, he had two special cousins in Drew and Mason Runkel.
Jack was a sophomore at Westfield High School and swam on the high school swim team. This past summer Jack was a swim coach for Village Farms Swim Club and enjoyed every minute of it. He was always happy being in a pool, fishing in the back yard or just hanging out in the driveway playing basketball. Jack loved his family and his home.
Calling will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. immediately followed by a service at 1 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana Address is 3650 West 106th Street, Carmel, IN.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's honor may be made to: Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, P.O. Box 770001, Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053. The name of the fund is Jack's Got Your Back and the account number is 1140805. Please add this in the memo line. Contributions may also be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church Youth Group in Jack's honor.
Please visit flannerbuchanan.com to sign the online guest register. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner Buchanan - Carmel.
Published on January 19, 2018
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