Jim Keller

August 10, 1941 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 79)


Jim E. Keller, 79 of Sidney passed away at 7:09PM Friday Oct. 23, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Memorial services will be 1:30PM, Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney with Rev. Jeff Stahl officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:30 to 1:30 Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Keller was born Aug. 10, 1941 in Douglas County, a son to Raphel “Cap” and Lucille Bergfield Keller.  He married Nancy Walters on Aug. 12, 1962, she survives.  Also surviving are two sons; Clay (Gina) Keller of Philo and Rob Keller of Sidney, a granddaughter; Courtney Keller of St. Joseph, and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother; Bob Keller in 2005.

Jim retired from University of Illinois in the Printing Division and then went back to work part-time in the same division.  He believed in hard work and paying your own way for things.  He also believed in tough love, cause love is love whatever form it comes in.  He enjoyed NACSAR cheering for Dale Earnhardt then Dale Jr.

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