Avis Berg Keller

CANDO, North Dakota

1934 - 2019 (Age 85)


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Avis Berg Keller passed away and found peace after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s disease on November 8, 2019, at the age of 85. A Celebration of the life of Avis Keller will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cando Lutheran Church of Cando, ND, where Avis was baptized and confirmed, with Pastor Deborah Stave officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Towner County Medical Center Auxiliary.

Avis was born June 5, 1934, in Cando, to Edwin and Laura (Wagenman) Westlind and will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend of 19 years, Bob Keller, with whom she enjoyed winters in South Texas, traveling, many rounds of golf and lots of fun. After graduating from UND, Avis spent more than 40 years as a kind and devoted registered nurse, spending many of those years at the Towner County Medical Center and the Living Center in Cando. Avis belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star Cando Chapter #29 and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Avis will be remembered as a loving mom and grandmother by her children from her marriage of 44 years to (the late) Knute Berg, Jr.; (the late) Lance (Lynda) Berg, Kandice (the late Robe) Belgau, Joni (Mike) Malpede and Jan Berg. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jennessa (Saqib) Berg Tabba, Ian (Kenny) Berg, Lyndsay (Chris) Wilkerson, Brian Malpede and Kevin Malpede and great-grandson, Aiden Wilkerson. Avis will be fondly remembered by her brother, Dennis (Jayne) Westlind, and sister, Jill (Bob) Dwyer, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Avis enjoyed spending time with Bob’s children, Ross (Paula) Keller, Scott (Tracie) Keller, Roberta (Jeff) Kramer, Frank (Vicky) Keller and Jack (Lynn) Keller, his 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and extraordinary kindness and compassion shown by the staff at the Towner County Living Center; their presence was a blessing and a comfort for Avis and her family.


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Avis was always one of my dad's, Bernard Becks favorite cousins. It was always fun to visit her. She was always smiling and very kind.
Rest in peace Avis and so sorry for your loss to her family.

Avis was a very hard worker as a nurse. I knew her as the director of Mercy Home Care and she really made the department all it could be. She truly wanted the best for the patients we had. Nurse, Rest Easy, your work is done.

Dear Kandi ~ My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

We are so sorry for your loss. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family at this time. May you find comfort and peace as sweet memories are remembered and shared.

Bob, and Avis's family, We are so very sorry that all of you have had the sadness of Avis's decline in health and her passing. We treasure the memories we had with Bob&Avis as Winter Texans. We had many laughs golfing, eating out, playing cards, and going to events at the Country Club. Avis was a constant source of encouragement to me not only golfing, but through serious health issues. She was always wonderful to visit neighbors in failing health , and had a smile for everyone. ...

Bob, Kandi, Joni, and Jan, I have very fond memories of your mom. She was a wonderful sister- in- law and friend. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers while you go through this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy

Sincere sympathy to all the families.

Thoughts and prayers sent for you and the family. Avis will be missed by many. RIP Avis.