Kelli Fernando

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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018 1:46 pm

Kelli (Gilg) Fernando, 51, of Jefferson, died Oct. 24, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. A visitation will be held at St. Teresa of Calcutta (995 Sioux Point Road) in Dakota Dunes from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 with a Rosary at 7 p.m. and a vigil service immediately following.

Kelli Gilg grew up in Neligh, NE, and graduated from Neligh-Oakdale High School and later Briar Cliff College with a BA in Accounting. She worked for most of her career at Verizon Business but devoted much of her time to family, community service and to her church. In doing so, she created an enormous group of friends.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Emile Fernando; her two sons, Alex and Brian; her parents, Ron and Fran Gilg; her siblings, Matt and Jennifer Gilg; and a grandson, Noah.