Kenneth T. Keller

Born in Chicago, IL on May 23, 1928

Departed on January 3, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Kenneth T. Keller, age 88, January 3, 2017

Kenneth was born in Chicago, IL on May 23, 1928, son to the late Nora & Joseph Keller.

He was preceded in death by, brother, Joseph R. Keller, Jr., daughter, Norene Keller; sons, Sgt. Kenneth T. Keller, Jr., Paul J. Keller; granddaughter, Shannon Keller.

He graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, IL and also attended the University of Illinois after serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 166. He retired from Teletype Corp. in 1985, and subsequently moved to Nashville, TN in 2005.  Mr. Keller enjoyed Chicago sports teams, reading, swimming and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sophia (Balodimas) Keller; son, Michael (Kelly) Keller; grandchildren, Josh, Jack, Erin, Madeline, Mia, Grant and Jake Keller.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at St. Henry Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am.  Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music City Detachment 378, Nashville Department of Tennessee Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 110145 Nashville, TN 37222-0145, in loving memory of Kenneth T. Keller.


18 Comments to Kenneth T. Keller

  1. Susanne Kroeger
    January 3, 2017 3:28 pm

    So sorry for your significant loss. You do adjust but his memory will be in your heart and mind forever. Just close your eyes and enjoy the many happy memories of your life together.

    You are welcome to come north to visit. I think I could gather a number of Schurz friends. Fondly, Sue Proud Kroegr

  2. Bill Cronin
    January 3, 2017 4:53 pm

    Remember the Happy days you had

  3. Brenda Starnes
    January 3, 2017 5:54 pm

    Words are inadequate but, I do send you all my love and support. I stand available if you need me for anything. Love you.

  4. Peggy Self Hollis
    January 3, 2017 6:12 pm

    Sophia, I ache with you. Please let me know when and how I can help.

    Love you. Peggy Self Hollis

  5. Rose Marie Suchanick
    January 3, 2017 6:16 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Mr Keller’s passing. I will remember him fondly from SCA volleyball games and how proud he was of Maddie… as he was of all his grandchildren. My prayers are with your family
    Rose Marie Suchanick

  6. Bonney Poremski
    January 3, 2017 7:22 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Pete and Bonney

  7. Dave Hiner
    January 3, 2017 8:35 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, best friend and soulmate. You have my sympathy and prayers. Dave hiner

  8. Mary Steiner
    January 3, 2017 9:00 pm


    I am so sad to hear of Ken’s death. You all had a long life together and I pray that you find the strength to accept his loss. I know how many friends you have and we will be there for you.

    Mary Steiner

  9. Loretta St. Pierre
    January 3, 2017 11:18 pm


    Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.

    Please remember that I am here to help however I can.

    Loretta St. Pierre

  10. Judith A Smith
    January 4, 2017 10:59 am

    Sophia, it is with heavy heart that I read of the death of Ken. I am so sorry to hear of this. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know, as I am a widow, too. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Judith Smith

  11. Miriam Greenhow
    January 4, 2017 5:07 pm

    Dear Sophia,
    You have endured so much. May God give you the strength you need.
    “The eternal God is thy dwelling-place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” Deuteronomy 33:27
    Wish I could be there with you. You will be in our prayers.
    Sending love and hugs across the miles,
    Miriam Greenhow

  12. walt heeney
    January 5, 2017 7:33 am

    Our prayers are with you.
    Walt and Gwen Heeney

  13. Marilou Epifano
    January 5, 2017 11:41 am

    May God give you strenth during this difficult time. May the precious memories of your husband also comfort you. Sending my love and prayers.
    Marilou Epifano

  14. Annemarie McAloon
    January 5, 2017 4:47 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. I will make sure Bill Bickly gets this email. Annemarie (Amy)

  15. john italiane
    January 5, 2017 10:17 pm

    Tried calling you tonight kmowing you are going
    thru a very hard time.
    Connie and are thinking of you and send our
    sincerest condolences.
    For family and friends, the inevitable, will
    always be too soon
    It is rough right now but following the numbness
    you and we will be grateful for all the good
    memories we are able to savor.
    Connie and John

  16. Ed Cwiak
    January 6, 2017 9:01 am

    To the Keller family,

    I was a “young buck” when I first encountered Ken at Teletype. I was new to the programming dept and sat in the same cube with Ken and two others. He was quite the character but really the nicest guy to me always. I will always remember him “chomping” on his cigar at his desk. He’d was always philosophical and spoke his mind. I know his family was the most important thing in his life. I can only hope that you all find peace in your hearts and minds, because knowing Ken he wouldn’t want to hurt or cause you any grief,

  17. jim devyor
    January 6, 2017 9:35 am

    My deepest sympathy we have a lot of fond memories at and outside of teletype

  18. Wayne Carle
    January 7, 2017 12:08 am

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Know that you and he were thought of often here in Glenview and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wayne and Mary Carle

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