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Robert J. Keller

August 20, 2017

Robert J. Keller passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017 at the age of 83.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Raphael Cathedral with Rev. Alan Dietzenbach officiating. Family and friends may gather after 9:00 a.m. at the church until time of mass. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post #6. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, Dubuque, Iowa is assisting the family.

He was the son of Elizabeth and Raymond Keller. He spent four years in the United States Air Force. Following the Air Force, he spent 33 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also the president of the Dubuque Postal Employees Credit Union for 32 years.

Robert married LaVonne “Bonnie” Hoppman on June 24, 1961. They had two daughters, Denise Marie (John) Middleman and Susan Lynn Keller.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne who passed away on October 28, 2013 after 52 years of marriage and his sister, Shirley Wagner.

Thank You: Denise and Sue would like to send a very HEARTFELT thank you to Monty and Julie Scheckel, Bob Pankow, Mark Giese, Pat McClain, Kevin Botsford, Butch Pregler and Kevin Mihm for their years of friendship and willingness to help dad whenever and however needed. You all meant a lot to him and we will be forever grateful and hold you in our hearts.

 Service Information

September 5, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Raphael Cathedral
231 Bluff Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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