Frederick W. Kellner

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BURLINGTON - Frederick W. Kellner, 96, passed away on the morning of August 9, 2014 at Burlington Hospital. Fred was born May 20, 1918 to Charles and May (Measure) Kellner in Racine, Wisconsin where he lived for most of his life except for stints in Townsend, WI and Monteverde, Florida. He was united in marriage to the late Margaret Drought on September 6, 1939 and during their 74 year marriage together they raised four children. Fred was employed by the Racine Fire Department for 32 years, retiring in May of 1973. He served as a crossing guard for nine years in Union Grove. He and Marge lived in Townsend for 10 years where Kellner was a town supervisor. He taught firefighting school in Green Bay and was president of the AARP. The couple also lived in Florida for 14 years and were preschool volunteers. He was a church elder and campground custodian. Fred enjoyed snowmobiling, ice skating, camping and traveling with Marge. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Union Grove. He always had candy for the children and was known as the Candy Man. Fred is survived by his son, Dave (Marcia) Kellner, his brother, William “Bucky” (Sandy) Kellner, his son-in-law, Wally Herman, his daughter-in-law, Cornelia Kellner; his grandchildren, Mike Herman, Lori Allyn, Greg (Thuy) Herman, Chris (Kim) Herman, Kim Martin, Suzy (Mark) Pleasant, and Jeff Martin; Fred (Cheryl) Kellner, Tera (Marty) Wegner, Todd Kellner, and Eric (Jennifer) Kellner, and John and Matt (Tina) Kellner; his great-grandchildren, Bryce, Alex, Elise, C.J., and Nathan Herman; Amy and Emily Allyn, Trisha (Jon) Stupey; Steve and Derek Loew; Max and Paris Pleasant; Jackie, Josie, and Julia Kellner; Marlie, Lilly, Chloe, Alana, and Hudson Wegner; and Riley and Lexie Kellner; and his great-great-grandchildren, Zach and Lana Stupey; Jarod Loew, and Halia Friesema. Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marge; his daughters, Annette Herman and Margaret (Peggy) Kellner; his son, Charles F. Kellner; great-grandson, Michael Leow; his parents; his siblings, Tilly (Art) Philips and Jerry Kellner; and his siblings-in-law, Dorothy Ernst and Martha Rademacher. Visitation for Fred’s family and friends will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 12:30-2 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Union Grove, WI. The memorial service officiated by Pastor Mark Wilkins will begin at 2 pm. Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas, and Dahl Funeral Home 620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-2500 www.miller-reesman.com

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262-878-2500
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Aug. 13, 2014
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