Steven B. Kelts, age 60 of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home. Born February 1, 1957 in Elmira, New York, he is the son of Gail (Nee: Andrews) and Charles Kelts. He married Constance Lilley May 1, 1982 at Horseheads, New York. He was a Senior Control Engineer for Bosch in Florence, Kentucky.
Steve enjoyed many interests. An active individual who liked being outside, he participated in triathlon events, marathons and mini marathons. He was a regular at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and several local hospice runs in addition to running at events in Germany and Mexico. Vegetable and flower gardening, fishing and riding his Harley were other outdoor activities he enjoyed. Steve was also an avid reader, a Reds fan and according to his family, an excellent cook. With two huge binders full of recipes, everything he made was delicious. They also indicated he wasn’t necessarily a cat person, but very much loved his dogs and had an interesting hobby of visiting old churches, admiring and photographing their unique architecture. His greatest pleasure, though, was being with his family.
He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters Sarah (Joe) VanWhy of Edinburg, Indiana, Linsey Kelts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ali (Matthew) Kelts of Kokomo, Indiana, Anni (Brent) Kelts of Versailles, Indiana; father Charles Kelts of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister Sheryll Popp of Wilmore, Kentucky and grandchildren Seth Hallgren, Harper Hallgren and Lillian Bradley. He is preceded in death by his mother and sister Staci Kelts.
Steve’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8th at the Weigel Funeral Home. The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Melanoma Know More of Cincinnati.