Obit: Keller, George L. (1886 - 1955) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Keller, Reindel, Brown, Ott, Paulson, Ohloff, Benduhn, Pankou, Kipp, Potter, Coleman, Linster,  Marg, Mortimer, Stanley, Lueck, Hagedorn, Hainz, Galstad, Lehman, Goeden, Tramm, Adkins, Schroeder, Elmhorst, Kaas, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 10, 1955 

Keller, George L. (18 August 1886 - 3 February 1955) 

George L. Keller, age 68, of 308 E. 6th Street, Neillsville, died February 3, 1955, at his home, where he had been in ill health for several months. 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, February 5, from St. John’s Lutheran Church at Neillsville with the Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating.  Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  The body, in charge of the Georgas Funeral Home, was taken from the funeral home to the church, where it reposed until the service. 

Mr. Keller was born August 18, 1886, at Raymond, S. D., to Michael and Anna (Reindel) Keller.  When he was five years of age his family moved to Helenville, Wis., where they resided for 11 years.  Then they moved to a farm in the Town of Levis in Clark County.  Following his marriage to Hattie Brown on October 1, 1911, they lived on farms in the Townships of Levis and Grant.  After his retirement from farming he moved to Neillsville, where he was in the express business for a number of years.  The last nine years he worked as a tank tester for Felker Bros., of Marshfield.  Mr. Keller had been in ill health since 1953. 

On June 27, 1945, he was married to Mrs. Marie Ott of Neillsville, who survives him. 

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Raymond (Velda) Paulson, Neillsville; Mrs. Dewey (Aleda) Ohloff, Okauchee; Everett Keller, Forest Center, Minn.; and the following step-children: Henry Ott, Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Manfred (Ruth) Benduhn and Mrs. Harry (Leana) Pankou, both of Milwaukee; Mrs. Francis (Louise) Kipp, Marshfield; Mrs. Harold (Doris) Potter, Gary, Ind.; Edgar and Wendell Ott, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Luella) Coleman, Whitewater, Mrs. Alphonse (Mabel) Linster, Greenwood; and one brother, Oscar Keller, of West Allis; nine grandchildren and 16-step-grandchildren. 

Due to the non-delivery of the death message to Mr. Keller’s son, Everett, at Forest Center, Minn., he was not able to be present for the Saturday service.  After receiving the message Saturday morning he left immediately for Neillsville.  A brief service was held Monday at the Georgas Funeral Home and interment took place on Monday forenoon in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Albert Marg, Jessie Mortimer, Roy Stanley, Charles Lueck, Herman Hagedorn and Edward Hainz. 

Wilfred Galstad, accompanied by Victor Lehman, sang at the service.  

Close relatives attending the rites were: Oscar Keller, West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pankou, Mrs. Manford Benduhn and son, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Dewey Ohloff and daughter, Patricia Goeden, Okauchee; Mrs. Luella Coleman, Whitewater; Everett Keller, Forest Center, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ott, Dubuque, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Potter and children, Gary, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kipp, Marshfield; Mrs. Louise Tramm, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adkins and family, and Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Elgin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schroeder and Sandy, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Linster, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Linster and son John, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elmhorst, Granton; and Mrs. and Mrs. Roman Kaas, Marshfield. 



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