Kelly Ann May, 62, died peacefully on April 13, 2017,
at her home in Minnetonka, Minn.
Kelly was born July 10, 1954, in Marshall, Minn., the fifth and youngest child of Wallace and Katherine (Tillemans) Roberg. At a young age, her family moved to Iowa, first to Muscatine and later to Cedar Rapids. Kelly graduated from Cedar Rapids Regis High School in 1973 and then from Kirkwood Community College.
Kelly was married to her Cedar Rapids neighbor, Steve May, on Aug. 9, 1980, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Minnetonka. They lived in Iowa City for a school year, then briefly in St. Paul before settling in Minnetonka, where they have resided for 34 years. Their marriage was blessed with three wonderful children, Zachary (San Antonio, Texas) and Joshua and Amelia (both of Eden Prairie, Minn.).
She is survived by her loving husband and children; her brother, John (currently residing in Livingston, Mont.), her sister, Mary Kay Lenzo (Minnetonka); her brother, Jim (Carolyn) of Cedar Rapids; her brother, Kevin (Cindy) of Naples, Fla.; and many very special nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends.
Kelly was preceded in death by her dear young niece, Kelsey, in 1990; her father in 1993; and her mother in 1995.
Kelly was a child at heart, and found great joy in every minute she could spend with her children, nieces and nephews and their children. She had very special memories of teaching beginning dance for several years at Deanne's Dance Studio in Minnetonka. She was always best friends with daughter, Amelia, and together they had varied adventures and created many great memories. Youth hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball and dance were a big part of family life. Kelly and Steve also enjoyed their special destination road trips in the Carolinas and Virginia during the many visits to Duke University for her medical care. She maintained a lifelong friendship with her Cedar Rapids neighbors, Lou Ann Heng of Willmar, Minn., and Lisa Rehman of Cedar Rapids (the Greco sisters). She had a close bond with her birth family, and was fortunate to live in close proximity, which allowed frequent interactions with her parents and especially with her sister.
Kelly had a strong Catholic faith, and was blessed with several special friends she met through her faith activities. They enriched her life, and she in return enriched theirs.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill St., Excelsior, Minn. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home, 520 Second St., Excelsior, Minn., and one hour before the Mass at the church. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Shorewood, Minn.
Posted on Sunday, 16 April 2017