Robert (Bob) Wayne Keller, age 78, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2021, after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Bob was born on Sept. 15, 1942, in Cobden, Ill. After serving in the United States Marine Corps he married Katherine. They lived in Elwood, Ind., for 12 years while Bob worked at Chrysler in Kokomo. In 1976 they moved to Hibbing, Minn., where Bob worked for J&J Casting and Hanna Mining Company. After six years in Hibbing they moved to Rice, Minn., where Bob retired in 2007 after working at the Sartell paper mill for 25 years. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed dogs and horses, and was a skilled mechanic and carpenter.

Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katherine (Novelich); daughter, Spring Keller; son, Robert (Daiga); grandson, Lukas; brother, John (Mick); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob will be cremated and no services are planned.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help (Psalm 46:1)

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