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From: Arliss <>
Subject: obit: Keller Baker Weidman Lincoln NE to WI
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:10:08 -0800
John Keller passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005.
The son of Conrad and Anna Marie Keller was born on March 15th, 1915 in Lincoln, Neb.
John was inducted into the Army at Fort Leavenworth and then completed basic training at Camp Callan before serving his country with pride as a member of the Fifth Army under General Patton in Europe and as part of the Aleutian Campaign during World War II.
On Jan. 11, 1942 he married Lillian Elizabeth Baker. On Sept. 8, 1945, John and Lillian welcomed their only son John, into their family. Following his career with the Army, John worked as a postman until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jacob and Jack; sister, Helen; and daughter-in-law, Marian. Survivors of Grandpa Keller are his wife, Lillian; son, John (Jennifer); brothers, Bill (Iola), Reuben (Norma) and Robert (Janet); and sisters, Mae (Wilbur) Wiedman and Pauline. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Poly (Mike), Matt, and Paige (Kirk); and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alexandrea, Sydney, and Savannah.
A strong faith and commitment to community and family were important to John. He was an active member of Christ Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, and the Shrine Crippled Children's Project. He loved parades and especially loved cheering for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. Summers were spent with the grandchildren, going to the Capital, getting popcorn, and visiting the Children's Zoo. He was loved by all, and will be dearly missed.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for John at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Grace Episcopal Church, 630 Ontario Ave., Sheboygan, with the Rev. Charles Oz-bourne officiating.
Family and friends will be welcome at the church from 9 a.m. until the service begins. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a memorial fund established in his name.
Condolences may be e-mail to his family at .
"I have been as a portent to many; but thou art my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with thy praise, and with thy glory all the day."
Verses 7 and 8
The Sheboygan Press
January 20, 2005
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