LeRoy Keeler

LeRoy Keeler

LeRoy Keeler, age 83 of Santiago, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at the DVA Medical Center, St. Cloud.
LeRoy Keeler was born January 1, 1930 in Santiago Township, Sherburne County. to Edgar and Hannah (Halverson) Keeler. He married Rosella Kuklinski on June 9, 1956 at Santiago Methodist Church.
LeRoy was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the 49ers Union for over 30 years. He worked at NSP in Becker, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, spending time with the family and watching wildlife and nature. He was a member of the Glendorado Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella of Santiago, sons and daughter Jordie (Mike Brady) Stay, Bowlus; Joey Lee (Linda Christen), Santiago; Larry Sam (Michelle), Foley; sister Beverly Derrick, Moundsview; brother Gerald (Sheila), Big Lake; Darrell (Linda), Santiago; sister-in-law Donna Keeler, Clear Lake; brother-in-law Dan OConnell, Ill.; grandchildren Cari Jankowski, Tony Stay, Sonya Stay, Elisha Borst, Cody Keeler, Sam Keeler, Abbie Keeler and Mitch Keeler; great-grandchildren Stephan Jankowski, Anastasia Jankowski, Jordan Hartkopf and Soren Stay; Uncles, Clairmont Keeler and Raymond Halverson, many cousins and nieces and nephews and his dog, Gizzy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Basil; sister Darlene OConnell and grandparents Ole and Clara Halverson and Ira and Violet Keeler
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Glendorado Lutheran Church, Glendorado. Burial was in the parish cemetery with full military honors provided by the Glendorado VFW Post 806.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred to the donors choice, Glendorado Lutheran Church or the Humane Society.

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