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Joseph H. Keller, age 70, of Andrews, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 12:30 pm at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. He worked at Dana Corporation for 38 years and then at Huntington Sheet Metal. He was a Baptist and enjoyed hunting, fishing and coin collecting.
Joe was born November 18, 1947, in Marion, the son of Elsie R. and Alpha Ruth (Udaily) Keller. On February 11, 1972 he married his beloved wife of 45 years Carole S. Prater in Lagro and she survives in Andrews. Also surviving are 2 daughters Valerie (William) Nichols of Andrews and Vickie (Brian) Baker of Huntington, 5 grandchildren Chelsi Johnson of Huntington, Jade Johnson of Andrews, Samantha (Jay) Monroe of Huntington, Sarah Murdock of Marion, and Jessie (Joe) Robbins of Huntington, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother Bill (Leann) Keller of Marion and a sister Alice (Benny) Collins of Fairmount. He was preceded in death by a daughter Tena Johnson, a great-grandson EJ Robbins, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 18 from 1-3 pm preceding the 3:00 pm funeral service at Deal-Rice Funeral Home- Andrews Chapel. Pastor Glen Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Andrews Riverside Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the family c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 233 N. Main St., Andrews, IN 46702.