LeRoy Keeler

LeRoy Keeler

LeRoy Keeler, 83, of Santiago, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at the DVA Medical Center, St. Cloud.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Glendorado Lutheran Church, Glendorado, with the Rev. Barbara Peterson officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery with full military honors provided by the Glendorado VFW, Post 806.
LeRoy Keeler was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Santiago Township, Sherburne County, to Edgar and Hannah (Halverson) Keeler. He married Rosella Kuklinski June 9, 1956, at Santiago Methodist Church. LeRoy was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the 49ers Union for over 30 years. He worked at NSP in Becker, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, spending time with the family and watching wildlife and nature. He was a member of the Glendorado Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred to the donors choice, Glendorado Lutheran Church or the Humane Society.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella, Santiago, sons and daughter; Jordie (Mike Brady) Stay, Bowlus; Joey Lee (Linda Christen), Santiago; Larry Sam (Michelle), Foley; sister, Beverly Derrick, Moundsview; brother, Gerald (Sheila), Big Lake; Darrell (Linda), Santiago; sister-in-law, Donna Keeler, Clear Lake; brother-in- law, Dan OConnell, Ill; grandchildren, Cari Jankowski, Tony Stay, Sonya Stay, Elisha Borst, Cody Keeler, Sam Keeler, Abbie Keeler and Mitch Keeler; great-grandchildren, Stephan Jankowski, Anastasia Jankowski, Jordan Hartkopf and Soren Stay; uncles, Clairmont Keeler and Raymond Halverson; many cousins and nieces and nephews and his dog, Gizzy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Basil; sister, Darlene OConnell, grandparents, Ole and Clara Halverson and Ira and Violet Keeler.

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