George A. Keller

George A. Keller, 90, of Belleville, Illinois, born Monday, February 14, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at NHC Healthcare, Town & Country in Chesterfield, MO.

Mr. Keller was the founder, owner and operator for Keller Dental Laboratory in St. Louis, MO. He was a member of First Divine Science Church in Belleville, IL, Jefferson Barracks Lions Club, Missouri Dental Laboratory Association, Dental Laboratory Conference, Greater St. Louis Dental Laboratory Association and the VFW. He was elected to Mehlville School Board, the first person to become a national Certified Dental Technician from Missouri and he served in theU.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Frank and Grace nee Delor Keller
  • Brothers
    • Robert Keller
    • Jerome Keller
  • Sisters
    • Geraldine Keller
    • Lorraine Keller

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Mary L. nee Wurm Keller
  • Children
    • Ronald P. (Diane) Keller of St. Louis, MO
    • William G. (Carey) Keller of St. Louis, MO
    • Thomas A. (Marsha) Keller of St. Louis, MO
    • Christina Kapono of St. Louis, MO
    • Susan Merrihew of O'Fallon, MO
    • Vicki Hose of St. Louis, MO
    • Catherine (Bill) Metzler of Fenton, MO
    • David (Jen) Brockett of St. Charles, MO
    • Lisa (Dan) McLaughlin of Wentzville, MO
  • Brothers
    • Harold Keller of Munising, MI
    • James (Betty) Keller of Mount Clemens, MI
  • 28 Grandchildren
  • 17 Great Grandchildren
  • Many Loving Nieces & Nephews

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Divine Science Church or Alternative Hospice of St. Louis, MO

Visitation: Friends may call from 10-11 A.M., Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Annie Clark officiating. By his request cremation was held. Private family interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for George A. Keller:

    Sending my sincere condolences to Mrs. Keller, Lisa, and family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May George rest in peace.

    Cathy Buehrle Atlanta GA 30080

    Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. He led a very full life and I am sure he will be greatly missed. Love, Harley & Bev

    Beverly Gardner St. Louis MO 63116

    Mary, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your're entire family. I am honored that George was a part of my life and he will be greatly missed.

    Tom Brewer St. Louis MO

    Bill, Ron and Tom our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in this time of sorrow. May god bless all your family.

    Leslie & Tina Hayden Arnold Mo 63010

    He was a great guy. Handsome and hardworking--a real people person. It is sad to lose him. But how great that he made it to his Valentine birthday! He'll be a real sweetheart in heaven...

    Darlene Farrar Belleville IL 62221

    May we look back to good memories to comfort
    May your heart and soul find peace and happiness.
    May the blessings of God be upon you. Georgie, I will miss you very much! We have been so blessed to have had you in all of our lives. Heaven has a very special angel!!!!

    Vicki Hose St Louis Missouri 63123

    Mary Lou,
    God bless and comfort you and your family at this sad time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Julie

    Julie Hake Pevely MO 63070