August 26, 1922 - May 08, 2011
Ivan William Keller
WAPELLO, Iowa - Ivan William Keller, 88, of Wapello, died on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center.
Graveside Service will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Port Louisa Cemetery, rural Wapello. Following the service, a luncheon and visiting will be held at the Corner Market, Wapello.
A memorial fund has been established. The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello is providing the arrangements for the family.
Ivan was born on August 26, 1922, in Mediapolis, the son of Charles and Harriet Wyerman Keller. He married Mary Jean Walker on June 1, 1958, in West Liberty. She preceded him in death on November 23, 2010.
He attended Huron School and graduated from Mediapolis High School.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He worked in the lumberyard for D & P Lumber in Wapello.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Muscatine and the VFW Glenn Allen Post No. 5166 of Wapello. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had been active in wetlands development.
His family includes a son, Kirk and Tammy Keller, Wapello; three grandsons, Collin Johnston of Papillion, Nebraska, Landon Keller of Peoria, Illinois, and Jordan Keller at home; a sister, Helen Byerly of Mount Pleasant; a brother-in-law, Bob Walker of Wapello; and three sisters-in-law, Arlene Otto of West Liberty, Janet Keller of Omaha, Nebraska, and Darlene Keller-Scholten of Washington, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers, John and Howard.