Roy J. Keller

Keller, Roy Jacob

Roy Jacob Keller, 83, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., formerly of Urbana Ill., died peacefully at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Strawberry Lane Nursing Home, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Mr. Keller was born on March 13, 1931 in Winona, Minn., the son of Roy and Edna Leerkamp Keller. He married Margery Borger on June 30, 1953 in Winona, Minn.

Mr. Keller is survived by five children, Susan Keller of Eugene, Ore.; JuliAnn (Eric) Norton of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Roy David Keller of Urbana, Ill.; Mary (Curt) Handley of Mokena, Ill.; and Patricia (Mike) Pearlman of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, David Keller and Phillip Keller both of Winona, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, one brother and his wife.

Mr. Keller graduated from Winona State University, Washington State University and the University of Illinois.

He retired from the University of Illinois as an Assistant Dean in the College of Applied Sciences and Assistant Professor Emeritus.

Mr. Keller was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the College of Applied Life Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Renner-Wikoff Chapel
1900 S Philo Rd Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-1122

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Apr. 30, 2014