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Joseph L. "Joe" Keller

Joseph L. "Joe" Keller
  • November 10, 1949 - January 12, 2017
  • New Carlisle (Hudson Lake), Indiana

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“Dear Joe, When I was expecting Stephanie and feeling horrible about how big and disgusting looking I was. You gave me the biggest bear hug, you...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Wanda Chance Clemons - Hanna, IN

“Marilyn you have been in Charlie and my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May the Lord continue to comfort.. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Charles and Nadene Gillette - MI

“Going to miss Joe a lot.... His Laugh ....His Wisdom....He was a unique person and I was Proud to call Him Friend..... ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Magiera - Hudson Lake, IN

“Heaven gained another great man. Proud to say I had the chance to know you Joe. You were an awesome guy, great neighbor and an even better friend....Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kasey Moon - New Carlisle, IN

“Dear friend, we are so sorry for your loss.Prayers for you and your family.Jim & Vicki Miller ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: - New Carlisle, IN

“Dear Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you have friends who have experienced what you are going through and you have the support...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Peg Adams - New Carlisle, IN

“Sorry for your loss ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Jen Rogers - south bend, IN

“Marilyn and Family, So very sorry to hear about Joe. He was a friend to everyone he met. He always had a smile, and was admired by many. He...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Benny & Debbie Perkins - IN

“Keller family so sorry for your loss Joes smile & hugs will be miss,rip ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Nora &Chuck Dawson - new carlisle, IN

“Marilyn,joe&Kim..Im so sorry for the loss of ur Dad..my prayers are with ur whole family..god be with u all.love Deb... ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Deb Weisenberger(Blint) - IN

“Mike and I were sorry to hear of Joe's death. We had a lot of great conversations with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Pat & Mike Reed - Bonita springs, FL

“My sincere condolences to you, Marilyn, & all the Keller family.... I know Joe will certainly be missed! I pray for comfort & strength for all of...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Marty (Miller) Ebersole - FL

“Marilyn and Family, So very sorry to read of Joe's passing. I am with my sister in Florida and will not be able to come to the wake but wanted you...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Wickizer - New Carlisle, IN

“I am proud to say I knew you Papa Joe. Prayers to the family. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: John & Laurie Myers - IN

“I graduated with Cathy. So sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy (Szczypiorski) Levar

“So for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Kathy Humberger - IN

“Big poppa joe! Oh how I loved his hugs! When I had my restaurant he never missed a chance to come find me in the kitchen...he'd always say "good job...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Bobbie Flotow - Family Friend

“Joe was a special person and he will be missed by all who knew him. I extend my caring thoughts and love to the family. Savor all the wonderful...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Pat Tolmen - New Carlisle, IN

“To the man that was like a father to me. You gave me hell! I loved every min. of it! Always a big bear hug and a kiss! I loved this man. I don't ever...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Jamie Lau - Hudson Lakr, IN

“Forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten! Fly high with the angels Joe we love!!! ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Kenny &Lori Hudson - Findlay, IL

“Marylin and family....so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya!! Barb ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Barb Mills - Twelve Mile, IN

“Marilyn and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Kaser - Carmel, IN


Joseph L. "Joe" Keller, 67, of Hudson Lake in New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 6:04 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN.
Joseph was born on November 10, 1949 to the late Joseph and Lucille (Edwards) Keller in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong New Carlisle resident.
Joseph retired in July of 2008 from Unifrax in New Carlisle, IN, where he worked as a Maintenance Man for 28 years.
On May 31, 1969, he married Marylin Martz.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marylin Keller of Hudson Lake, IN; his daughter, Kimberly (Adam) Kepler of South Bend, IN; his son, Joseph "Joey" (Caren) Keller of New Carlisle, IN; five grandchildren, Klark Keller; Joseph "J.R." Keller; Ashlie Keller; Alysha Carter; Sabrina Kepler; two great-grandchildren, Daniel Lee Wiles; April Joanne Keller; seven sisters, Millie Layton of New Carlisle, IN; Anna Morrow of South Bend, IN; Mary (Don) Gaertner of New Carlisle, IN; Shirley (Bill) Ringle of South Bend, IN; Cathy (Walt) Nyczak of Mishawaka, IN; Florence Disbrow of Brooklyn, MD; Sandi (Bill) Smith of Warsaw, IN; three brothers, Edward Keller; George Keller; and Carl (Christine) Keller, all of New Carlisle, IN. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews; and his Dachshund, Maggie.
Joe was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Frank Keller.
Joseph attended Olive Chapel Church in New Carlisle, IN. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War; and was a member of American Legion Post #297 in New Carlisle, IN. Joe loved farming and John Deere Tractors. He never knew a stranger and everyone loved Joe.
Visitation will be from 4-8 pm EST Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am EST Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN, with Bob Greathouse officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Chapel Cemetery, New Carlisle, IN, where Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #297.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #297, 486 E. Michigan Street, P.O. Box 181, New Carlisle, IN 46552.
To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.