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Donald E. Keller

November 10, 1948 — June 12, 2018

Donald Eugene Keller was born November 10, 1948 to Raymond Arthur and Grace Irene (Gowey) Keller in Creston. He attended school in Creston. On August 2, 1967 Donald enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his services defending our freedom. He was honorably discharged on August 1, 1969 and went on to serve in the Army Reserves for many years.
Donald married Pamela Richards in Kansas, and the two later divorced. For a short time, Donald moved to Shenandoah, and while living there he met Linda Austin. He would move back to Creston in 1979 and on October 12, 1984, he and Linda were married. Donald was a very hard working man throughout his life. He worked tirelessly at various jobs, providing for his family.
He was a member of the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797, the Creston American Legion and the Creston Eagles Club. Family was very important to Donald and he cherished the times he got together with them, especially on the 4th of July. He had a great love for his 4 legged friend, Wiggles. Donald enjoyed meeting new people and striking up a conversation with just about anyone. Whether it was at car races, car shows, auctions, bingo, or demo derbys, Donald always enjoyed a good conversation. He loved the outdoors, including fishing and camping. Donald also loved country western music.
Left to cherish Donald’s memory are his wife, Linda Keller of Creston; children: David (Stephanie) Buchanan of Creston, Amy (Nathan) Watson of Creston, Jason (Shanna) Keller of Creston, Tracy Davis of Creston, Jonathan (Tammy) Buchanan of Ames, William (Lois) Buchanan of Osceola, Philip (Pamela) Buchanan of Clarion, Kevin (Tammy) Buchanan of Clearfield; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine (Carl) Boyer of Mount Ayr; brother, Robert (Nancy) Keller of Macksburg, Ohio; a host of other relatives and numerous friends.
Preceding Donald in death were his parents; children: Timothy Keller and Nancy Buchanan; brother, James Fredricksen, sisters: Irene Bradshaw and LaVon Minnick.

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