Louis Joseph Keller was born on October 25, 1924 on the family farm ten miles north east of Goodeve, Saskatchewan. He was the tenth child of John and Mary (nee Rever) Keller. The winters were cold and a lot of snow but he walked three and a half miles to Bernadine School where he received his education and helped his parents on the farm. He then worked at Abernethy and Lemberg. In 1945 Louis with some of his friends went to work in a bush camp in Ontario for two winters. In 1951 he purchased his first tractor a 1950 I.H. W4 to help out with the farm work. On March 5, 1955 Louis took over the homestead. On July 22, 1966 Louis was united in marriage to Rosemarie Martel from Ituna, Saskatchewan. Louis and Rosemarie remained on the farm and were blessed with one son and two daughters. In 1972 they purchased a new home due to the cold winters and continued to grain farm and raise livestock. In 1997 they quit farming and on June 22, 1998 had an auction sale and moved there home from the farm to Melville. Louis now had some spare time so he decided to help his son John deliver papers to different place in surrounding area.
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In his younger years he enjoyed trapping. When Louis got older he enjoyed dancing and this continued even when they moved into Melville. While attending dances they met a lot of people. Playing card, telling jokes, farming and livestock was his pride and joy but most of all his family meant the world to him. He enjoyed tell stories to his grandchildren about the years when he was growing up. He was very devoted and an active member of St. Henry’s Church.
Louis entered his eternal rest on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital at the age of 94 years.
Predeceased by his parents John and Mary; six brothers, Walter, Mike, Joe, Burton, Stanley and John; four sisters, Vera, Nellie, Victoria and Helen. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Rosemarie, his son John (Sharon); daughter Anna Marie (Greg) Bobryk and daughter, Louise; grandchildren, Christopher, Travis, Desiree (Tomas Mosiuk) and their son Dominic, Tyson, Tiffany, Mark, Amy and James; sister Mary Novakoski of Ontario and sister-in-law, Jane Keller of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Louis Keller, beloved husband of Rose Marie Keller (nee Martel), passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was ninety-four years of age. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. at St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Henry's The interment will take place in St. Henry's Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery.