George M. Keller, 74, of Bellevue, unexpectedly died at the Bellevue Hospital on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
George was born in Bellevue on July 30,1947 to Esther (Kramer) and Burnell Keller. His parents are now deceased.
Mr. Keller was a graduate of the Bellevue High School, Class of 1965. He began working at Ford Motor in Sandusky, then entered the United States Army, serving for three years, some of this with the Green Berets, then more time in the Army Reserves and National Guard. He returned to Bellevue, and Ford Motor, retiring in February 2011, after 45 years of employment.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue, the Bellevue Historical Society, Division 4 of the National Model RR Association. He was an avid train, plane and auto enthusiast. He was also serving as the Lyme Township Zoning Inspector. George was a master wood craftsman, enjoying creating many items. He was a very active member of the Mad River & Nickel Plate RR Museum.
On June 10, 1967, he married Sandra Elliott. They were able to celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2017.
Sandra, along with their two children, Matt (Diane) Keller of Huron and Tiffany (Walter) McMahon of North Ridgeville survive, also two sons, Jonathan Keller and Seth Keller both of Sarasota, Florida. Five grandchildren, Jeramy Toller, Victoria Keller and Dane Keller, Alana McMahon and Trevor McMahon also survive. HIs five siblings, Mary Leininger of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Katherine Moss of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; Joan Wise of Lawton, Oklahoma; Gene Keller of Covington, Kentucky and Jim Keller of Tiffin survive as well. A local niece, Liz Elliott survives in Columbus.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 25,2022 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, Ohio. Military rites will be at 6:00pm on Friday at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be on Saturday February 26,2022 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Kyle Gase officiating.
George's request was in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Railroad Museum or The Bellevue Historical Society or American heart Association.