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01/27/2017


John J. Keller, age 67, from Gaylord, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017 surrounded by his family and in the loving care of the staff at McReynolds Hall.

John was a Vietnam Veteran he served in the Marines, Navy and National Guard.  He worked in various fields as a mechanic, construction worker and in the food service industry.  When not working his hobbies and pass times were hunting, fishing and bowling all of which he had to give up due to his health.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife Marie (Epley) of 43 years; daughters, Linette (Brian) Valentine and Violet (Brian) Holm; grandchildren Jacquelyn Roach, Cooper and Phoebe Holm, Dylan Valentine and Bethany Marie; great grandchildren Selena, Nicholas, and Carl Roach; sisters Kathy, Pat, Joyce and Ruth, many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother Virginia (Gray) Aikman, brother, Joe Moore, son, John Keller Jr. and other loved ones.

A Time of Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 2PM to 4PM from the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service. To honor John, please dress casual.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to his family made to Linette Valentine.

Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.


Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Condolence Messages

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From: John LaFave
Gaylord, Mi
03-Feb-17

Marie, sorry to hear about your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. God will be with you and your family and he will help you through your time of sorrow. I worked with you at Wendy's and lived next to Violet and Brian

From: Victor Ouellette
Gaylord, MI
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02-Feb-17

For Johns family and sisters sorry for your loss will pray for family, I seen John a few months back, was always easy to talk with.

From: Julie Pedrin
02-Feb-17

Marie & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you during this difficult time and hope that you find comfort in the love you shared. Remember to lean on each other and family and friends who care. Sincerely, Julie Pedrin

From: Leeann Roemer
Gaylord, MI
28-Jan-17

To the "Keller's", I love all of you and you can be at peace in knowing that Dad is going home to take care of Johnny. Love Aunt Nanners!