Minor G. Keller

September 2, 1948March 10, 2013
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Minor G. Keller, 64, of O’Fallon, Ill., born September 2, 1948 in East St. Louis, Ill., died on Monday March 10, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, Ill.

Mr. Keller was a United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired after 20 of service from Sensient Company, St. Louis, MO.

He was an avid outdoorsman, which included many activities such as hunting, fishing and camping. He truly loved his family and loved living life and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Christine, nee Livingson, Keller; a brother, Rick Keller and three sister-in-laws, Fran Keller and Diane Conley and Sandy Sabo

Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Pat, nee Sabo, Keller whom he married on April 3, 1971; his son, Minor T. (fiancé, Teresa Holton) Keller and his daughter, Michelle (Jim) Albers; his three precious grandchildren, Minor F., Mason T. Keller and Zoey Albers; his siblings, Gary Keller, Debbie (Don) Laidley; Dennis (Maureen) Keller; a brother-in-law, Charles (Lynn) Sabo and Rod Conley and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patricia A. Keller at the funeral home Visitation: Friends may call from 2:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 14, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Howell officiating. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

Per Mr. Keller’s wishes, cremation was to be held.

Lake View Funeral Home


  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Becky Walters

March 15, 2013

i just heard the news about Minor's passing. I am so sorry. My deepest sympothy to you and the family. I will always remember the fun times we had at the Halloween parties and what a joy he was to be with. Take care.

March 14, 2013

from anthony bargiel sorry about minor. i've been wanting to see him at rosewood the last couple of when i heard about him. couldn't make it but sorry about him.

Lindsay Gaines

March 14, 2013

For my Uncle Minor we will always love you and we know your with God and in no more pain and you'll always be watching over your family

Lindsay Gaines

March 14, 2013

To Pat and family, John and I are very sorry to hear about Minor. He was a great husband,father,and I know he was a great brother to my dad. i know we have not visited with you guys for a long time but we love Minor and the whole family and you'll always be n our prayers.

Jerome Smith

March 14, 2013

To Mrs Keller and Family, "Weeping may endureth for a night but joy comes in the morning". We will truly miss being able to talk with Minor he was such a good friend to me and my wife and always there when we needed him. May God give you the strength in your time of bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Smith (Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO.)

Jerry Geasley

March 13, 2013

Although I haven't seen you in years, I thought of you every now and then and still consider you a good friend. I hear you fought a hard battle, now go and rest in peace. Your friend Jerry Geasley


March 13, 2013

Michelle, Jimmy, Minor, Teresa and families. So sorry to hear of your dads passing. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Know that your dad is pain free now and is up there watching over all of you. May peace be with you through the difficult days ahead. Love you guys! Chris and Tricia

Teresa Holton

March 13, 2013

The Keller Family-
I was blessed to have known Minor briefly as a child, and then again as an adult. I have seen all the HOPE, LOVE, PAIN, and TEARS. I didn't get the chance to know him at the strongest point of his life I AM BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM, and know he is comforted in the hands of Angels. EVEN THOUGH I HELD HIM IN MY ARMS FOR A LITTLE WHILE I WILL HOLD HIM IN MY HEART... FOREVER xoo

Nathan Klitzing

March 13, 2013

Pat and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Minor was a good man and his love for his family will be remembered by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you all.

Glenda & David Williams

March 13, 2013

Patty,lil Minor& Shell,
We are so sadened by the passing of your dad and husband. We loved him very much. He was like a brother to both of us. What a great person he was. He will be missed . Sorry we could not be there, we are still in Tx. Love you all alot.
Glenda& David