Kelly Marie Brannick


Kelly Marie Brannick, 58, of Dodge Center, MN passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones at Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN.

She battled fiercely against cancer, but after 8 years of fighting, God called her home. Kelly was a Christian and walked close with God.

Kelly Ketchum was born to Bill and Marian (Bjork) Ketchum in Rochester, MN on November 28, 1964. Kelly fell in love with her soulmate, Ronny Brannick. He was her softball coach, it was love at first sight and they never looked away from each other since then. We all strive to experience the type of love they have for each other. They got married in 1989 in Rochester, MN and went on to have 6 children: Amy (Kevin) Brannick of Logansport, IN, Natasha (Jacob) Schirm of Royal Center, IN, Lacey (Andy) Brannick of Rochester, MN, Jill (Brent) Brannick of Braham, MN, Michelle (Dylan) Brannick of Farmington, MN, and Morgan (Mikiah) Brannick of Dodge Center, MN. They have 6 amazing grandchildren, Blake, Brock, Kaiden, Hazel, Theodore, and soon to be expected, Baby Steffen, to whom Kelly was an amazing grandma who was adored by all of them. She is also survived by her father, Bill Ketchum; sisters, Kim Bowe and Kari Fate; brother, Matt Ketchum; cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian Ketchum.

There was nothing Kelly loved more than her husband, children, family, and God. She would do anything for them. She changed so many lives and still continues to do so. She has the purest heart anyone could have ever met. Not a day goes by that she is not going to be thought of and missed.

Kelly had a deep passion for crafts, she is well known for making the best custom gnomes for anyone who wanted them. She also had her signature tie blankets she loved making. She had an amazing variety of creations that she enjoyed selling on her Etsy page, Kelron Krafting. Not a day went by where she wasn’t crafting something.

If there was anything Kelly would want people to do for her, it would be to be happy and lean on God. Kelly is in Heaven with her mother, awaiting the rest of her family’s arrival one day. She found comfort in knowing that because of our merciful and glorious God, she would live eternity with them in Heaven.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to all the nurses, doctors, and all of the other caring staff who have helped Kelly in the past and during her stay at Mayo Clinic and Hospice. They would also like to thank the Dodge Center Ambulance Service for all the times they responded in such a kind and prompt manner.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

To share a special memory or condolence please visit, Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 25 South Street SW, Dodge Center, MN 55927 (507)374-2155. Blessed be her memory.