Daniel Jay Keller, age 73, of Edon, Ohio, died at12:40 A.M. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Community Health and Wellness Centers in Bryan, where he had been a patient. Mr. Keller worked in maintenance for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 20 years. He also worked at the former Champion Plastics in Bryan, Managed Thiel Supply Center in Blakeslee, and helped on the construction crew at Lutterbein Lumber in Edgerton. He was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ, Edon American Legion Post 662 and Edon Masonic Lodge 474, attended the Edon United Methodist Church and collected antique International tractors.
Daniel J. Keller was born on November 3, 1940, in Williams County, Ohio, the son of Donald Jay and Velma Rebecca Jane (Hassett) Keller. He graduated from Edon High School in 1958 and served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. He married Dorajean Witt on March 31, 1963, in Francesville, Indiana, and she survives.
Daniel is also survived by his children and their families, son, Daniel (Sandra) Keller, of Edon- their children, Michelle (Paul) Brink and their children, Ryan, Matthew, Nathan and Christopher, all of Defiance; Samantha (Scott Brink) Keller, and son, Hayden Keller, all of Montpelier; Marc Thomas, of Fremont, Indiana and his sons, Rylan and Brandin; Amy Kelley and her son, Parker Kelley, of Edon; Nicholas (Ashley) Reed, and their children, Cameron, Chase and Grant, all of Edon; daughter, Diane (Scott) Truman and their son, Carson Truman, all of Sandusky, Ohio; son, Dayton (Teresa) Keller and their children, Emiley and Addison Keller, all of Bryan and son, Douglas (Michelle) Keller and their children, Jason, Margaret and Daniel Keller, all of Brooklyn Heights, Ohio; his brothers, Michael (Anita) Keller, of Edon and Ronald (Janice) Keller, of Montpelier and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jeanette Rawlins.
Services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with Pastors Eric Daily and David Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery with grave side military rites provided by the Bryan VFW Post 2489. Visitation will be held in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, from 2:00-6:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and one hour prior to the service on Monday. A Masonic service will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday.
Memorials are requested to Cancer Assistance of Williams County or an organization of the donor’s choice.