In loving memory of

Keith Keller
July 17, 1931 - March 29, 2021

Keith Keller, 89, of St. Charles died Monday, March 29, 2021 in St. Charles. Keith Forrest Keller was born on the family farm near Alburnett, IA on July 17, 1931 to Forrest and Florence (Miller) Keller. He was the youngest of three children. Keith attended and graduated from Alburnett High School in 1949. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In November of 1952 Keith and Gail Gallup were married. They had two children, Julie and Jon. They farmed with Keith's father for several years. Later owning and operating a sports store in Marion, IA. In 1962 Keith and Gail moved with their family to St. Charles. He was employed by Valley Wholesalers of Winona. In 1964 he joined the staff of the First National Bank in St. Charles (Now Merchants Bank), where he became vice-president. He also served as interim president for a period of time. Keith was proud of having received a certificate from the Minnesota School of Banking at St. Olaf University.
In retirement, Keith and Gail spend 21 years wintering in Tucson, AZ. He loved spending time with his friends at the coffee shop and telling his favorite stories. And, also enjoyed sports.
He was a member of the St. Charles United Methodist Church, a former member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, St. Charles Lions Club and the Minnesota Bankers Association.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and a son-in-law Rand Gettler. He is survived by his wife, Gail, daughter Julie Gettler of Rollingstone, a son Jon (Amy) Keller of Hastings, grandchildren; Lee (Laura) Gettler, Kate (Craig) Theede, Kristin (Ben) Brunner, Michelle (Aaron) Plorin and James Keller, great-grandchildren, Leif, Rowan and Miller.
Burial will be later in Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles. There will be no services at this time. Please direct memorials for Keith's family of Hoff Funeral Home, PO Box 576, St. Charles, MN 55972. Please share a memory of Keith and view his video tribute, when it becomes available at


Pat Buckbee wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"We are sure Keith will be missed. We knew him to do good at the bank and he was always a pleasant man. Our sympathy to all. Dick and Pat Buckbee"

Sandy & Paul Ihrke wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy to Gail and family. Keith will be missed by many."

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy to Gail and Family. Our love and Prayers, Tom and Olivia Heim"

Fred and Shirley Carlson wrote on Mar 31, 2021:

"Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy for Gail and family. May Keith rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. He will be missed by all. "

chuck mccarthy wrote on Mar 31, 2021:

"Keith was really a good guy. Lots of jokes and humor. He will keep \'m laughing up there.. A great part of the community. He will be missed. We will keep him in our prayers. "

Jeri Schoonover wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to Gail, Julie and family in the loss of Keith. May the many wonderful memories help at this difficult time. "

Karin Wallgren wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"So sorry to hear about Keith. I always enjoyed his smile and sense of humor. He was fun to be around. I remember when he traveled with Dad to Arizona (way back in the 80\'s) and we all had a great time together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. -- Karin (Millard) Wallgren"

Bill Eckles wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"To Gail and Keith\'s family and friends: I am sorry for your loss. Keith was always pleasant to talk with and he always had a joke to tell. I know he will be missed but not forgotten. Please accept my sympathy and condolences at this time. Rest in Peace "

Gary & Kate Feine wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"Our most sincere sympathy to the Keller Family. Wishing you peace. Gary and Kate Feine"

Jon and Teri Arnold wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"Gail and Family, We have so many fun memories of Keith from church and the bank. He had such a wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts, hugs and prayers to all of you. Jon & Teri Arnold"

Loren Hewitt wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"My condolences to Keith?s family. He was a fixture of the community. May he Rest In Peace."

Janell Dahl wrote on Mar 30, 2021:

"Gail and family, I am so very saddened to hear of Keiths\' passing. He was a fun man to know and was always smiling. I enjoyed knowing him thru City Hall and whenever seeing him out and about. He had a wonderful sense of humor and liked a good joke. You have my sincerest condolences. I know he has found his eternal rest. God bless your family. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Janell Dahl "

Mardy Midler wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"My sympathy to all of Keith?s family. "

Jo Dailey wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to Julie and the entire Keller family. Thinking of you over the days ahead as you keep his memory close to your hearts. "