Vincent William (Babe) Keller

October 8, 1919January 2, 2013

Vincent William (Babe) Keller, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law entered rest on January 2, 2013 at the age of 93. Vincent was born on October 8, 1919 in LaCoste, Texas to William and Mary Keller. Mr. Keller honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he primarily was a overseas translator, being fluent in five languages. He also was a lifetime member of the VFW Hall 8134 in LaCoste, Texas. Vincent worked primarily as a train dispatcher for 44 years for Southern Pacific Railroad. Vincent and his wife together led the rosary at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Keller; sisters, Evelyn Jungman and Henrietta Kempf. He is survived by son, Michael G. Keller; grandsons, Michael A. Keller and wife Renee, Jered R. Keller and wife Catherine, W. Vincent Keller; great-grandchildren; Ethan M. Keller, Sophie Keller, Elizabeth A. Keller; brother, Marion Keller and wife Betty; sister, Hortense Kroeger. He will be remembered by his family as a humble and dedicated family man and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at Funeraria Del Angel Roy Akers for a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Mass. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Society Cemetery. Please visit



  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 8, 2013


  • Interment

Vincent William (Babe) Keller

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Senator Leticia Van de Putte, R.Ph.

January 9, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Buz Lamoureux

January 8, 2013

Mr Keller was a great neighbor and friend for over 30 years. I was fortunate to visit him on a reguar basis. He was a great man of integrity and kindness demonstrating his humbleness daily.He took great pride in his grandsons and would tell me all about their accomplishments.
Michael -Jered- Vincent - honor your grandfather's legacy by following in his footsteps.

Stuart Schroeder

January 8, 2013

My deepest sympathies for Babe's family. He was an inspiration for a young railroader.

Al and Barbara Talamantez

January 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Grandad sounds like a wonderful man--what a legacy of faith and love he left for you all.
Al and Barbara Talamantez

Connie & Gerry Impelman

January 7, 2013

Another one of "the greatest generation" gone to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Wayne Shandera

January 7, 2013

A wonderful neighbor who repeatedly helped my elderly mom, daily bringing her mail and newspapers. He was very proud of his family and we always enjoyed talking with him.
Wayne X Shandera, MD
Houston TX

Richard D. Maldonado

January 6, 2013

The world has lost yet another
member of The Greatest Generation, a true Gentleman and a Scholar. Mary joins me in our deepest
expression of sympathy for
the Keller Family. May God
Bless you always
Richard and Mary Maldonado