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Anastasia Keller

Anastasia Keller

December 23, 1922-October 6, 2019

Anastasia Keller, 96, of Humphrey, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Meridian Gardens in Columbus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Eric Olsen celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4–7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the church, with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at church.

Anastasia was born Dec. 23, 1922, in Humphrey, to Leopold and Walburga (Rossler) Widhalm. She graduated as valedictorian at St. Francis High School in 1940, and from the National Business Institute in 1942. On April 9, 1947, Ann was united in marriage to Victor Keller at Sacred Heart Church in Cornlea. They farmed in the Humphrey area for many years and Ann was a 4-H leader for the Kotton Kuties for many years. After moving to Silver Creek, Ann helped as a CCD teacher. After their retirement in 1986, they returned to Humphrey where Ann was a teacher's aide at St. Francis School. She was active in Christian Mothers, Christian Daughters, the St. Francis Quilting Group, and served as an EME. Ann loved music and was in many music choirs. She enjoyed board games, especially Scrabble which she played well into her 90's. Ann also enjoyed laughter, and making embroidered tea towels and hotpads for the church.

Ann is survived by daughter, Linda Mayberry of El Paso, Texas; daughter, Barb Bailey of Lincoln; daughter, Ellen (Marvin) Wemhoff of Kearney; daughter, Trish (Tom) Obrist of Lincoln; son, Mark (Bonnie) Keller of Columbus; daughter, Christine (Ron) Greisen of Platte Center; son, George (Rita) Keller of Humphrey; son, Dan (Joyce) Keller of Omaha; son, Jim (Cheryl) Keller of Norfolk; daughter, Jeanette (Mike) Wojtalewicz of Omaha; son, Steve (Cathy) Keller of Omaha; 49 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Ann was preceded in death by parents, Leopold and Walburga Widhalm; husband, Vic Keller; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and 10 brothers.

Condolences may be sent to www.duesmanfc.com

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