Robert Ronald Keller
Jan. 17, 1936 ó Aug. 7, 2017
Robert Ronald Keller passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at his home at the age of 81.
Robert was born in Milwaukee on January 17, 1936, the son of Chester and Geraldine (nee Acker) Keller. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (nee Reich) Keller; loving father of Michael (Keo) Keller, David (Cheryl) Keller, Jennifer Keller, Bonnie (Robert) Heard and his late infant son Steven Keller; dear grandfather of James Othmer, Beth (David) Diaz, Jacob Heard, Sean Keller, Mathew Keller, Brian Keller, Jon (Megan) Keller and Steven Keller; and proud great-grandfather of Riley Othmer, Bryson Othmer, Hayley Keller, Grant Keller and Lucas Keller.
Robert proudly served his country in the Air National Guard. He worked at HUSCO International as a designer for hydraulic control valves and retired after 42 years of service. On January 26, 1957, Robert married Eileen Reich in Milwaukee. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary together. Robert loved fishing and spending time at the cabin on Martha Lake in Mercer.
He also was an amateur photographer with many published pictures in the local newspaper. Robert was an avid weather enthusiast and official weather reporting station for a local news station.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 12, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 p.m. Interment will be at Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery, Pewaukee.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view an extended obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.