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Philip S. Keller

October 30, 1931 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

KELLER, Philip S. “Phil” of Rockford, passed away November 27, 2021 at the age of 90.  Preceded in death by his father Philip and mother Myra (Colton) Keller.  Phil is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Betty A. Keller. They were married in Lansing, MI on September 20th, 1957. He was the loving father of Philip (Jeanine) Keller, John (Emily) Keller, and Elizabeth (Christopher) Wassink. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren: Gwendolen, John, Gretel, Ingrid, Joshua, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Isaac, Alexandra, Elise, Mark and Luke. Phil received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan State University and was a devoted Spartan his whole life.  Phil worked for several engineering firms in Michigan and at one point was the President of Eagle Boiler and Engineering. He retired from the Eagle Group LTD in 2011 capping a career that spanned over 5 decades.  He was proud to serve his country in the United States Naval Reserve.  Phil’s main hobby was restoring automobiles with a lifelong affinity for the Mercedes-Benz marque.  He also utilized his considerable mechanical aptitude to assist his family in countless home improvement projects. He also loved dogs and was the owner of several Airedales and Welsh Terriers.  Visitation is Friday, December 3rd from 4 to 6 pm at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service, Grand Rapids,  Funeral Service is Saturday at 2 pm at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Rockford.

 

 

 

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Friday
December 3, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
4610 Belding Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Donations

Alzheimer's Alliance Michigan State University
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Secchia Center 15 Michigan St. NE, Suite 450, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-616-234-2827
Email: stephanie.stotenbur@hc.msu.edu
Web: https://givingto.msu.edu/gift/?sid=12884

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