Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 29, 2003
OBITUARY ~ GERALD WILLIAM KELLER
Gerald William KELLER was born September 28, 1906 on a farm east of Diagonal, Iowa. He was the son of Frank and
Minnie (STAHL) KELLER. He departed this life on May 25, 2003 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
He attended a country
school that was located across the road from his childhood home and graduated from the eighth grade. He attended aprt of his
freshman year and quit to break horses.
He was united in marriage to Ariel GREEN on May 22, 1929 in Bedford, Iowa. To
this union were born two children: Barbara and Phillip.
Gerald enjoyed farming onthe same farm for 68 years, especially
with horses and mules.
He was a member of the Christian Church of Clearfield where he served on many committees. He was
also a township trustee on [for] the Bethel Cemetery for many years.
Left to mourn his passing are a daughter,
Barbara WALTER of Mount Ayr and a son, Phillip KELLER and wife, Mary, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren,
Eric and Roger WALTER and Rhonda KELLER; two great-grandsons, Chase and Tyler GIRARD.
Gerald was preceded in death by his
wife, Ariel; parents, Frank and Minnie KELLER; and infant sister; grandson, Ken KELLER; and son-in-law, Ray WALTER.
Services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at the Christian Church in Clearfield with Rev. Eydie STEPHENS officiating.
Musicians were Patty PARRISH and Chantelle JENNETT.
Casket bearers were John RYCHNOVSKY, Lawrence RYCHNOVSKY, Rick WILEY,
Duane PINE, Alan BENTLEY and David WILEY. Honorary pallbearers were Henry PETERSON, Richard HAMMOND, Joe ROUTH and
Gerald was laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery in Diagonal. Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home ws
in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2012
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