Gary D. Keller, 65, of Bloomville, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2012, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, after a sudden illness.
He was born May 12, 1947, in Bucyrus, to George D. and Marilyn J. (Olds) Keller. He married Lucinda "Cindy" Ohl May 26, 1968, in Fostoria, and she survives in Bloomville.
Other survivors include three daughters, Lisa (John) Borden II of London, Nichole Vance of Jerry City and Traci (Steve) Strahm of Benton Ridge; three grandchildren, Miranda, Matthew and Maxwel; and a brother, Jim Keller, and two sisters, Judy (Gary) Gebhardt and Becky (Al) Schimpf, all of Bloomville.
Mr. Keller served four years in the U.S. Navy Airborne Division, attended Tiffin University, was a 1967 graduate of Bloomville High school and a member of St. John's (Baseline) United Church of Christ. He also was a 40-year member of the Masonic Fraternity, serving two times as the master of Eden Lodge No. 310 and 16 years as the secretary of Eden Lodge No. 310, Bloomville, was a member of Seneca Lodge No. 790, Republic, a past district president and district education officer, and past district deputy grandmaster of the 16th Masonic District, a 35-year member and past worthy patron of Luella Chapter No. 223, Bloomville, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, past president of the Seneca County Scottish Rite Association, Zenobia Shrine Temple of Toledo and past president of the Tiffin Shrine Club. He served nine years as a member of the Seneca County Fair board and served many years as the poultry superintendent.
Gary was the plant foreman for many years at France Stone Co. and Hanson Aggregate Co., retiring in 2007 after 37 years at the Bloomville plant.
It was Gary's request that he would only have Masonic services. They will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, by Seneca Lodge No. 790, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, OH 44818, (419) 983-2111. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.