Arthur Keller





Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(March 30, 1908 - December 5, 1961)


The Lusk Herald
December 14, 1961


Services for Arthur Keller held here Friday

Funeral services for Arthur Keller were held at the Peet Chapel Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Bozart in charge. Mrs. Lyle Eddy, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wood and Al Davenport sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Beautiful Isle" with Mrs. A. F. DeCastro as organist. Pallbearers were: Herb Klindt, Richard Pfister, Archie Huey, Orval Allen, Harry Fernau, Sr. and Charles Christian. Honorary bearers were: A. F. DeCastro, Carl Bruch, C. A. David, Edwin Pfister, Chas. Scott, Floyd Fraser, Carl Briscoe and Joe McConaughey. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Arthur Keller was the son of George and Gay Keller. He was born March 30, 1908 in Anselma, Nebr. The Keller family came to Lusk in 1912 and, with the exception of those first four years, Arthur Keller was a life-long resident of Lusk. He was graduated from Lusk High School with the class of 1928.

April 2, 1930 Donna Dern and Mr. Keller were married in Hot Springs, S. Dak. Shortly after their marriage Mr. Keller went to work for the Midwest Hardware Co. He worked with the firm until earlier this year when the business changed ownership. Since then he had devoted full time to ranching.

Mr. Keller served in the Army from August 17, 1943 until Dec. 19, 1945, seeing action in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Mr. Keller was secretary-treasurer of the Lusk Volunteer Fire Department, a position that he held as long as any of the present members of the Department can recall. He was a member of the Masonic and B.P.O. Elks Lodges.

Survivors include his widow, Donna and 9 year old son, Kenneth. His parents and a brother, Hubert, died previously.




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