Lori R. Keeler
September 4, 1954 – August 13, 2019
Lori Renee Keeler, age 64, of Woodbury, MN and Cape Coral, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 13th with her husband, Mike, by her side, in Norris Square Extended Care Facility in Cottage Grove, MN, where she was being treated for dementia.
Lori was born September 4, 1954 in Monroe, MI to Jack and the late Helen Langton. She graduated from Saint Mary Academy, Monroe in 1972 and Toledo Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1974. She married Michael J. Keeler on August 22, 1975 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Carleton. Out of their union they have two children: Jennifer (Patrick) Dardis of Woodbury, MN and David Keeler of Orlando, FL as well as two grandchildren, Harrison and Oliver Dardis.
Lori worked in hospitals in Michigan as well as Kentucky before devoting herself to raising and caring for her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed playing tennis, golf and pickle ball as well as being actively involved in many school and community events. Lori loved to cook and even had her own catering business at one time. She always loved to can and freeze fresh vegetables every summer, and is remembered for her famous dill pickles, which she loved to share with others.
Lori is survived by her husband of 44 years, her father, two children, two grandchildren, and four siblings: Russel (Marte) Langton of Gross Pointe, Raymond (Stacey) Langton and Mitchel (Angie) Langton of Carleton and Lisa Szuper of Monroe, MI.
She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Ronald Langton.
Family and friends may visit from 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, Aug. 28th at Wulff Funeral Home, Woodbury, MN. Lori will lie in-state at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass will be held at 12:00PM. Father Froehle will officiate. Online condolences to the family may be made through www.wulffwoodburyfuneralhome.com
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Lori R. Keeler
Mitch and Angie Langton
August 21, 2019
A wonderful sister with a huge heart and a generous spirit. I'll treasure our Thanksgiving Day stuffing Lori always insisted on helping me with, the awesome fudge over the Christmas Holidays, her sensational pepperoni bread and her always helping me with my kids special days while they were growing up as I was a single father and she made me think of the things I often overlooked. She would "take over" during family meals and gatherings as she was a true hostess for parties and such. She would brighten up many of our holidays with decorations/gifts she would generously bring or mail to us. Many of those I still use and treasure today. We ALWAYS made the invitations to her home as those would come to be great times that you did not ever want to miss. She treated you very well whenever you were at the home of Lori and Mr. Keeler, as she often referred to Mike as. As the eldest of 6 kids, she helped us become who we are today and Lori will be missed immensely. She got short changed here but still managed to pack 80 years of living in nearly 65 years. We love you Lori for all you were and did for me, my kids and all of us lucky to have been in your life.
August 17, 2019
It is with a heavy heart and wonderful memories that we send our most sincere condolences to the Keeler family. Lori's steadfast support and kindness is a true testament of her character.
Always supportive and a source of encouragement for all the Szupers, especially the Szuper nieces and nephew. She will be deeply missed.
Rest in Peace Lori. We miss you!
Walt, Kathy, Lisa Christine, Mark, Ryan, Alyssa, Mara, Tara Szuper
August 16, 2019
I remember Lori as always smiling and fun to be around. For many years, I had a photo of her with some of the softball players from Hendrickson Corporate Cup team hanging on my office wall. They were all doing their own version of the pointing ZZ Top stance, pointing to the telephone poll that was the only source of shade that day.
So sorry to hear that she has passed. I hope you find some comfort from the that we are thinking of you all in Canton.