Charlie Keller, 67, of Salem, Neb., died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Salem, Neb.
He was born June 24, 1950, at Falls City, Neb., to Charles and Cora (Ogden) Keller. Charlie was raised at Rulo and attended grade school there before attending school in Reserve for two years; and then graduating from Falls City High School in 1968. Following graduation, he worked for Gulf Fertilizer and then became employed at Butler Manufacturing at Kansas City erecting ag storage tanks, then for Falls City Meat Company, then worked installing fiber optic cable throughout the United States for Pirelli. He was finally employed by Crosswinds Pet Foods at Sabetha for 21 years, retiring in 2015. He also farmed and ranched his whole life.
Charlie was a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, as well as Boilermaker Union.
He married Sandy Elrod-Stevenson on April 1, 2015, at Sabetha. They had been a couple for 37 years.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John; and niece, Christina Simmonds.
Survivors include his wife of the home; stepson, Jason (Britinna) Elrod of Dawson, Neb.; sisters, Barb (Jim) Prater of Rulo, Neb., and Marcia (Donnie) Simmons of Falls City, Neb.; and granddaughter, Bailey.
Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Yount officiating. Internment will be in Rulo Cemetery.
The Sabetha Herald 4/18/2018