Edward Keller Jr.
Edward H. Keller Jr., the son of Edward H. Sr. and Maud May (Town) Keller, was born May 1, 1919, in Marion County. The family moved to Canada for three years and then returned to Decatur County, where Ed farmed with his father for several years. He graduated from Leon High School in 1936. He served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946 and then attended Iowa State College for one year. He began a career with the Maytag Company in 1947.
On Feb. 6, 1948, Ed was united in marriage with Ruth Scott at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Leon. Upon retiring in 1978 from the “tool crib” in the Maytag Maintenance Department, Ed began his second career selling real estate. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, the Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W. Ed was a hard worker and enjoyed helping friends and family with their projects. He enjoyed bowling, the Chicago Cubs, playing his harmonica, reading, playing pitch and working with his farm animals.
Ed died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Careage of Newton. He was 94 years old. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marjorie Keller; and his brothers, Robert Keller and Melvin Keller.
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