August 1, 2016

Stanley C. Keller

SKM_C284e16080113240_0001-001Stanley Clarence Keller passed away Sunday morning July 31, 2016 at the age of 64. He was ready to join his parents after an 18 month bout with brain cancer. He passed away peaceful with 4 of his children (Amanda, Becky, Jessica and Daniel) at his side at the Monarch Hospice Facility on 78th and Pioneers. He was born on Dec. 4, 1951 in Seward County to Clarence and Norma (Hackbart) Keller. Stan graduated from Milford High School in 1970 and attended the Carpenter program at Southeast Community College in Milford and graduated in Dec. of 1971.

Stan grew up on a small farm near Milford, Neb. until his dad Clarence passed away in 1970 of cancer. Stan loved the farm; farming, playing kick the can, cowboys and indians, 4th of July fireworks, playing high-five, endless hours on the Big Blue River and 18 acre lake and playing with all their dogs. He had to make a decision if he wanted to farm or go into another business on his own, remodeling homes? He chose the latter in which he was highly regarded and a perfectionist in his profession. You had to book his services normally 6-9 months out. He did remodeling jobs for Warren Buffet and Larry the Cable Guy to name several. He sub-contracted for Lincoln Cabinet for almost 20 years.

Stan married and is survived by his wife Peggy Briney Keller on December 15th, 1978 and raised 6 children who survive him. Eric Keller of Lincoln, Melissa Zerfass (Robbie) of Washington, Amanda Keller of Lincoln, Rebecca (Becky) Keller of Lincoln, Daniel Keller of Lincoln and Jessica Allen (Nicholas) of Lincoln.

Stan is also survived by his Sister Sandra Guerin (Rex) of Hermitage MO, Brother Kevin Keller (Beverlee) of Lincoln, Sisters-in-laws; Mary Dickey of Lincoln, Brenda Medley of Crete, Diane Glass-Burks of Ok, Susan Pavey and Brother-in-law, Charles Briney of SD.

Stan loved his work, his children and his grandchildren; Kaylee Keller, Breckin Womochil, Caiden Zerfass, Harmony Zerfass, Sami Keller, Rhyland Allen and Andrece Allen. He would do anything for his children and grandchildren which showed in his daily life. He would work 6-7 days a week putting in 10-12 hours each day, come home and cook dinner for the kids, take them to the park, play games, build tree houses, teach them how to ride bikes and drive to just name a few. All his children and grandchildren brought him great joy and happiness.

A Family Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Friday Aug 5th at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street Lincoln, Neb. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am at Wyuka on Sat Aug 6th. Stan will be cremated and his ashes divided and made into jewelry for the children and grandchildren and the remaining ashes will be spread on the old homestead. Memorials will be the family choice but the majority will go to the Monarch Hospice Center at 78th and Pioneers and Cancer Research.

Cancer sucks; it has taken Stan’s life, his Dad’s life and his Grandpa and Grandma Keller’s lives.

“I wish cancer would get cancer and go kill itself.” Amanda Keller

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  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our families thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Mr. Keller will be missed. His life was an example of passion and service to others. He certainly passed that trait on to his daughter, Becky. She has been a gift to so many! Winston Churchill said “I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” I think of that quote because Becky was kind enough to share stories about her father that always brought a smile to my face. Know that your family is in our hearts and thoughts.

  3. Our thoughts of love and support are with you all. Uncle Stan will be missed by so many.

  4. Dear Peggy and Family,
    I just heard of Stan’s cancer and passing away yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Stan’s and a good friend. I have been in the process this summer of putting together some pictures of a float 5 of us senior boys snuck into the Homecoming Parade. I had written a story to go with it and several other stories that tell about some of the trouble he and I used to cause in high school, including having a working moonshine still hidden in the Chemistry lab storage area. I have about 9 1/2 pages of stories to go along with the three pictures I had blown up and one newspaper picture had to be digitally restored. I had planned on seeing if I could have gotten the five of us together once more this year and given them the pictures and the story of float to go with it.
    In 1989 I had some brain damage due to sinus infection going through the bone and into my brain. At the time we thought we were lucky and the damage was minor but every year older I got more things would keep popping up due to the brain damage. 1999 was my last year I could work, after that I had to go on disability. When I was 54 years old the doctors started to treat me for dementia and when I was 58 years old they started treating me for Alzheimer’s. In 2012, at 60 years of age, I started to write down my life history for my family. All that I have written about Stan was done when I wrote the story about the fun I had at Milford High School in 2015. The whole story was 29 pages long, with those 9 1/2 pages being about Stan with me. Today I wrote down another 2 pages of memories starting from when we first met. If you would be interested in the pictures and the stories about Stan for your family I would be glad to send them to you. I would just need your address. If Stan ever talked about having a tall friend in high school that would be me. I am Gary Eberspacher and I live at 402 North F Street, Milford, Nebraska. My phone number is 402-761-2712

  5. I Love You Always & Still Do.We Will Miss You.I’m Glad I Gave You A Hug & Kiss & Said My last Words To you I love You

  6. Rest in peace grandpa we miss you ??

  7. Rest in peace.I hope your having fun with your parents im happy you get to see them.Just remember i’ll see you later on in life ?

  8. dear grandpa :(
    I miss you so much and I can’t wait to see you again. I really wish you were here to see me growup. I’m in highschool now and it’s really hard without you . I love you


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