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Ralph E. Keller

May 22, 1928 — April 15, 2020

Ralph E. Keller

Ralph E. Keller, age 91, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at his residence.

He was born in Celina, Ohio May 22, 1928, to the late Karl and Averil (Slusser) Keller. Ralph was also preceded in death by his son, Ralph K. Keller April 3, 2018, and a sister, Betty Butler.

On August 18, 1955, he married the love of his life for almost sixty five years, Maria (Berger) Keller and she survives. Ralph is also survived by a daughter, Charlotte (Frank) Pusey; a special exchange student, who was like a “daughter,” Snezana Dabic; a daughter-in-law, Diana Keller;​ grandchildren, Sheena, Lance, Ashleigh, Ryan, Aaron, Rachel, Justin, Megan and Moriah; great grandchildren, Ethan, Max, Zach, Ben, Kinley, Judah, Daphne, Anastasia, Bellamy, Jaedyn, Elijah, Willow, Hadley, and Mila; a sister, Vivian McDermit;  a brother-in-law and several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a graduate of Jackson Center High School.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army and had served as a sergeant during the Korean War. Ralph was stationed in Landeck, Austria where he met the love of his life, Maria. He then came home and worked for Holloway Sportswear and retired as Vice President of Production. Ralph was a sixty seven year member of the American Legion Scherer Post #493 in Jackson Center and was a Past Commander of the Shelby County American Legion and Post #493, along with past Commander of the VFW.  Ralph was a past council member and mayor of Jackson Center.  He loved to cook, go dancing, bowling, and travel to Florida and Austria. Ralph was a family man who dearly loved his wife, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. All who loved and knew Ralph will miss him.

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother deserves a beautiful tribute. However, we appreciate in this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic that attending a service may not be in your best health interest. The family will have a private visitation and funeral service.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Pearl Cemetery in Swanders, Ohio for those who wish to pay their respects to Ralph and his family.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.


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