Raymond H. Keller, 86


Raymond H. Keller, 86, of Oconomowoc, formerly of Jackson, died on Friday, June 11, 2010, at Lake Country Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1923, in Milwaukee to the late Charles and Leonore (nee Jupp) Keller.

In 1943, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to the Milwaukee area.

On April 12, 1947, he was united in marriage to Rose V. "Vi" Page in Milwaukee. Vi predeceased May 19, 2005.

Ray worked as a blacksmith at the Milwaukee Forge and Machine, retiring after many years of employment.

He was a member of the S/Sgt. Henry F. Gumm Post No. 486 American Legion and the Jackson Memorial Post No. 7240 VFW. Ray also volunteered at the Jackson Recycling Center and with Nova Services.

Survivors include two nephews, Keith (Karen) Keller of Oconomowoc and Tommy (Sue) Thompson of Washington; a niece, Cindy Baker of Oak Creek; a sister-in-law, Betty Thompson of Oak Creek; many great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and friends.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, June 27, at 4:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson. Military honors will be performed at 5:30 p.m. by the S/Sgt. Henry F. Gumm Post No. 486 American Legion.

Online guestbook and condolences available at www. schmidtfuneralhome.com.