Keeler, Phillip W. 79, of Rosemount, passed away Friday. He was born August 23, 1932 in Arkansaw, Wisconsin to William and Bessie LaPean Keeler Patnode. Phillip is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn; sons, Michael (Nancy) and Blake (Shelly) Keeler; daughter, Connie (Scott) O'Brien; grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Adam (Rachel), and Ashley Keeler (fiance Maxx Fisher), Emily, Tom, and Claire O'Brien; great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Byrnes; 1 great-grandson- to-be; siblings, Margaret Glaus, Bill (Jane) Keeler, Izzy Berger, and Bernard (Doris) Keeler; step-siblings, Warren (Lorraine) Patnode, Giles (Marj) Patnode, Gwelda Glaus, Fern (Gene) Ingalls. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark; grandson, Joshua Keeler, and sisters, Ruth Klein and Mildred Berger and half-sister, Marie Ingalls. Phillip served his country in the United States Air Force, loved golf, bowling, and cards. He lived out his love for his family in countless ways, most importantly by loving his wife, Evelyn. Phillip will be forever loved and missed. Memorial Mass is scheduled for 11 AM Thursday, May 17 at the Church of Saint Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Avenue, Rosemount, with a Gathering of Friends and Family one hour prior. Memorials requested to the
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Published in Star Tribune on May 13, 2012