Obit: Keller, Elmer (1890 - 1962)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Keller, Muehleisen, Vandeberg, Miller, Youngbauer, Grether


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 2, 1962


Keller, Elmer (–3 December 1890 - 30 July 1962)


Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon from the Neillsville Methodist Church for Elmer Keller, 72, of 1408 O’Neill St., Neillsville, who died suddenly Sunday while returning home from church. The Rev. Jack Grether will officiate and burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Mr. Keller, son of the late Jacob and Kunigunda (Muehleisen) Keller, was born December 3, 1890, in Alma.  He attended Buffalo County schools and the county’s teachers normal.  He also attended the La Crosse State Teachers College and taught in several rural schools. He came to Clark County in 1926 and purchased a farm in the Town of York.  On June 23, 1926, he was married to the former Ruth Vandeberg in Neillsville.  He also was engaged in sales work and was employed at one time in the Wood County Hospital.  He was once city assessor of Neillsville and was a past president of the IOOF Lodge.


He was a member of the Neillsville Methodist Church, Men’s Club of the church, IOOF Lodge and the Rebekah Lodge.


Surviving him are his wife of Neillsville, and one son, Lee Keller of Minneapolis, Minn.  Other survivors are two sisters; Mrs. Flora Miller of Alma and Mrs. Henry (Palma) Youngbauer of Buffalo City; and one brother, Roy Keller of Alma.


The body will be taken from the Georgas Funeral Home one hour prior to services this afternoon.



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