Obit: Keller, Willis (1860 - 1941)
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Surnames: Keller, Gray, Moldenhauer, Taylor, Ehlers, Bates, Duty, Henrich, Lewis
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 9 Jan. 1941
Keller, Willis (22 July 1860 - 6 Jan. 1941)
Willis Keller, father of Mrs. Erwin Moldenhauer of this city, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Al Gray, of St. Louis, Mo., early Monday morning, January 6, with a heart ailment. Mrs. Moldenhauer left that night for Ypsilanti, Mich., to attended the funeral, the body being interred there beside his wife.
Mr. Keller was born at Tiffin, Ohio, July 22, 1860. He came to Clark County 55 years ago where he met and later married Miss Isabelle Taylor of Neillsville, Wis. They cleared the land and erected log buildings on the farms now owned by Arthur and John Ehlers in the township of Levis. In 1903 the family moved to Rolla, Mo., where Mr. Keller worked in a nursery until they removed to Ypsilanti in 1930. Mrs. Keller passed away four years later.
Mr. and Mrs. Keller were the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom survive their parents namely: Doris, Mrs. Herman Bates, and Lizzie, Mrs. Al Gray, St. Louis, Mo.; Robert, John, and Edgar and Arthur Keller, Kate Keller and Eunice, Mrs. Duty, all of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Lillian, Mrs. Erwin Moldenhauer, Neillsville; Ethel, Mrs. Herman Heinrich, Wausau, and Icelena, Mrs. Ben Lewis, Rolla, MO.
Since the death of his wife, Mrs. Keller had been making his home among his children. He spent his summers here with Mr. and Mrs. Moldenhauer **Rest cut off. ***
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