Friday, June 30, 2017

Joklahr Keller (June 23, 2017)

Joklahr Keller age 95, of Greenville passed away at 8:27 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Joklahr was born January 11, 1922, in Darke County to the late John Harrison & Nellie Grace (Hampshire) Keller.

Joklahr is survived by his children, Eleanor L. & John Randolph Jr. of Miamisburg, Kay & Ray Pierce of Greenwood, SC, Mike Keller of Greenwood, SC and Lisa & Dennis Jones of Greenwood, SC; step children, Gary & Connie Bruner of Greenville and Kathy & Robert Dull of Englewood; 15 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 12 step great- grandchildren; and 2 step great-great grandchildren.

Joklahr was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Louise (Brumbaugh) Keller on November 2, 2016 whom he married April 16, 1971; and a grandson, Chris Sanders in 2012.

Joklahr retired from Local #82 Electrical Union in Dayton where he was an electrician for 24 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, Emmaus Walk #17 in Greenville, Local #82 Electrical Union in Dayton and Treaty City Amateur Radio Association, call sign WD8JPF.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Stelvideo. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville or State of the Heart Care in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through