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Werner J. Keller

August 22, 1940 — September 19, 2023

Harrisonville, Missouri

Werner J. Keller

Werner J. Keller age 83, a beloved husband, father, and cherished grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 19th, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, hard work, and a passion for life. 

Born in Germany on August 22, 1940, to Nikolaus and Viktoria Keller. Werner, referred to by many as Opa, came to know the United States as his home, bringing with him a strong work ethic and family values. He was a skilled butcher, and with his dedication to his craft was able to provide a wonderful life for his family. Beyond his work, he had a passion and talent for building and tinkering with engines and machinery. He had a love for the outdoors, especially his time at the lake, whether it was out on the water or hunting and fishing. However his true passion was his family, he radiated warmth, kindness, and unwavering love for his children and grandchildren. His love for his wife, Ilse, was an inspiration to many and was truly something for the storybooks, she was the center of his world and this showed.

Opa was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Maria, his son Robert, and his great-granddaughter Hallie. He is survived by his wife Ilse Keller and Son, Nikolaus(Shannon) Keller. Along with his grandchildren Nik(Candi) Keller, Shawn(Lindsay) Keller, Brandon(Kristin) Keller, Britney Keller, Kaylynn(Jake) Christopherson, Brandon Oldham, and Shawnee Donahue as well as his great-grandchildren Abigail, Nikolaus, Shawn, Lukas, Summer, Jaiden, Emily, Katie, Lincoln, Carrie, Kensley, and Baby Boy Keller.

A Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Dickey Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow. 

Opa will be dearly missed but forever remembered. His creativity, advice, and playful spirit will be cherished and carried forward through generations. May his adventurous spirit, love for family, and passion for life continue to inspire us all. Let us remember the joy he brought to our lives and the lessons he imparted.

Please join us as we continue to celebrate Opa with a traditional German lunch at the Elks Lodge. 2402 Rte 291, Harrisonville, MO 64701

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Visitation

Saturday, September 30, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Traditional German Lunch

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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